Join our community of young creatives and make a difference by engaging with the arts and entertainment.

Alexandra Palace is committed to developing the next generation of creative talent. Our Young People’s programmes signpost and showcase a breadth of careers and encourage opportunities in the creative arts to enable young people to reach their full potential. From early childhood through to young adults we want to nurture a lifelong love for the arts and entertainment.

Our programmes

Your Christmas Carol (and other stories): theatre workshops

To co-incide with the production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story arriving in Palace’s Theatre this festive season, take part in a series of hour-long drama workshops with Crouch End Youth Theatre. Ideal for young creatives, these fun and fast-paced workshops will explore ways to create your own famous characters and stories inspired by classic tales.

All workshops take place in the Palace’s Creativity Pavilion in our East Court.

The sessions are led by Crouch End Youth Theatre director Jonny Siddall.

Suitable for ages 11+

Workshop dates

  • Tuesday, 20 November 6pm
  • Thursday, 2 December 6pm
  • Saturday, 4 December 1pm & 6pm
  • Sunday, 5 December 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 14 December 6pm
  • Saturday, 18 December 1pm & 6pm

Book your workshop place here

Flavour EXCHANGE...Beyond Boundaries

Flavour EXCHANGE is a series of creative conversations designed to mark the UK hosting this year’s COP26. It is delivered in partnership with Alexandra Palace’s Young Creative Network and Haringey Library Services to provide young people an opportunity to develop their climate literacy and debate the climate crisis and related issues.

Join refugee theatre-maker Ali Ghaderi as he explores the experiences refugees through the lens of a range of drama techniques, including physical theatre, verbatim theatre and personal testimony, culminating in a performance on 27th November.

Workshop dates:

  • 10th November – 5pm-7pm
  • 17th November – 5pm-7pm
  • 24th November – 5pm-9pm
  • 27th November – 6pm-7pm + performance

This project is for young people aged 16-24.  There is no fee to attend these workshops, but please ensure you are available for all dates including the performance event before signing up.

To reserve your space or for more information please contact Jen at creativenetwork@alexandrapalace.com

Flavour Exchange presents...I Hear You

Advocating for causes that are close to our hearts is great, but it’s important to engage with your audience in the right way. Often, this is achieved through delivering an emotive speech to put things into perspective; inspiring others to make a change.

Join Creative Consultant and Performance Poet Kieron Rennie, as he teaches you the tools you’ll need to write a gripping speech, and performance techniques necessary to inspire any crowd.

Session 1: Speech Writing – This session will explore the key elements needed to write an emotive speech that moves the crowd.

Session 2: Engaging your audience – This session will provide you with performance techniques and develop your confidence; helping you to speak in front of a crowd.

DATES TBC

There is no fee to attend these workshops, but please ensure you are available for all work dates before signing up. To sign up contact Jen on creativenetwork@alexandrapalace.com and state which date you wish to attend the first session on. Or you can fill in this form to reserve a place.

CULTURE BUBBLE: Artists Talk

On Wednesday 29 September, a group of young people met with a panel of artists on Zoom to examine how to establish a career in the world of art.

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. This session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme at Alexandra Palace which supports young people in launching a career in the creative sector.

CULTURE BUBBLE: Scene Change

On Saturday 28 August, a group of young people met with a panel of female backstage professionals on Zoom to discuss the changing face of the production industry.

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. This session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme at Alexandra Palace which supports young people in launching a career in the creative sector.

(RE)EMERGE

On Thursday 27 May a group of young artists and creatives met on Zoom to showcase artwork that reflects and celebrates resilience, adaptability, and vision.

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The showcase was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme called RE-EMERGE at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

*(RE)EMERGE logo design by George Haverson).

CULTURE BUBBLE: THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE

On Wednesday 10 March an all-female panel of pioneering contemporary theatre makers met on Zoom to discuss the state of the contemporary stage.

Panel
Helen Monks, Lung Theatre
Abigail Sewell, Uproot Productions
Beth Sitek, Freelance Producer, Stage Manager and Performance Artist
Hetty Hodgson, Pigfoot Theatre

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

CULTURE BUBBLE: YOUTH VOICE

On Thursday 28th January a panel of young activists met to discuss how they have brought about meaningful social change by stepping up and speaking out on a range of issues that affect young people today. In a free zoom webinar each trailblazing panellist told stories of their own experience and discussed what prompted them to speak out, what personal challenges they might have overcome and what continues to keep them motivated.

Panel:
Daze Aghaji
Elizabeth Alvarado
Tré Ventour
Ellen Jones

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

CULTURE BUBBLE: ART & ACTIVISM

On Saturday 28th November a panel of contemporary artists met to discuss and explore the space where politics and art collide. Drawing on a vast range of experience in their fields, each panellist talked about the personal challenges and motivations that cause them to speak out about important matters in their art.

Panel:
Zita Holbourne
Jarelle Francis
Rachelle Romeo
Kay Rufai

If you didn’t manage to join the discussion, you can watch the full video here. The session was for young people aged 16-24 and forms part of a programme ran at Alexandra Palace which supports young people to launch a career in the creative sector. 

Artist credit Zita Holbourne.

Young Creatives Industries Network

Ages 16 -24

Do you want to work in a creative industry? Meet like-minded creative young people? Hear about and Influence culture in your neighbourhood? Learn new skills from leading arts practitioners?  Then join our Young Creatives Network – it’s ‘who you know’ and ‘what you know’ that will get you ahead!

Getting ahead in any industry often relies heavily on the connections you made over the years, but for those just starting out making these connections can seem daunting and opportunities elusive. Being part of the Young Creatives Industries Network means you’ll get opportunities to meet industry professionals at every stage of their career whether they’re sharing the challenges of just starting out or staying on top at the height of their creative career.

Sign up to hear about our next networking events, workshops, talks and demonstrations, performances and much much more.

Youth Programming Team

Ages 16 – 24

Be part of a core group of young creative sector leaders building and inspiring young people in your community!

Alexandra Palace would love to hear from young people aged between 16 – 24 who are interested in joining our Youth Programming Team. The Team is an extension of our youth programme. It supports the Creative Learning team to plan events and initiatives, and members act as ambassadors and advisers for our youth programmes. It also serves as both a career development and mentoring opportunity.

The Youth Programming Team will:

  • Build and strengthen communication, critical thinking, and time management skills
  • Participate in planning events and head fundraising campaigns
  • Promote and support outreach to young people in Haringey and neighbouring boroughs
  • Attend monthly meetings and act as ambassadors at conferences and events.
  • Make connections with the charity’s staff throughout various departments
  • Strengthen young people’s networks
  • Create a positive environment for our community

You can
just ask us

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