Young Agitators

Agitator Applications will open 20th January 2020

We are looking for 12 committed theatre curators and creatives aged 16 – 23 who are interested in routes outside of performing.  This 8 month programme (April – Dec 2020) integrates young people in to the heart of the building, builds a deep knowledge of the Royal Court, encourages arts activism, supports the development of theatre makers and provides pathways into the industry.

The Agitators all receive dramaturgical training (previously our Script Panel), facilitation skills, invited into rehearsals and techs of shows in our season and expertise workshops with industry professionals. As an Agitator you will support-facilitate workshop sessions, attend dinners with political activists, be assigned a mentor from the Royal Court staff and support and curate Big Idea events and creative collaborations with the Royal Court season.


We actively encourage applications from young people who are not in education, employment or training. There are expenses, payment and a bursary scheme to support involvement in the programme.

As we would like to see everyone who applies, there are a series of workshops dates:

  • First round: Thursday 13th February 2020, 5 – 6:30pm or 6:30-8 pm
  • Second Round: Thursday 27th February 2020, 5 – 6:30pm or 6:30-8 pm
  • Interviews: Thursday 19th or Friday 20th March 2020 (between 4pm – 7pm; slots to be confirmed)

To request more information and application details please email [email protected]

This year's Young Agitators