Award-winning youth arts charity Peer Productions are delighted to announce that they are moving in to ‘the Creative Heart of Berkshire’, South Hill Park Arts Centre, in September.
Founded in 2006 and currently based in Woking, Peer Productions is a unique theatre charity that specialises in peer education through theatre. Each year they recruit and train a team of talented young people (aged 17 – 23 years) on a FREE one year actor development programme. During their year with Peer, young actors have the opportunity to tour extensively in educational theatre productions, develop their own skills as part of a Level 4 Creative Practitioner qualification and receive one to one support with drama school applications. 85% of our actors have gone on to train at top drama schools includ- ing Guildford School of Acting, LAMDA, Mountview, East15, Rose Bruford, LIPA, Birmingham School of Acting and Manchester Met, and to forge successful careers in the theatre as artists and producers.
“I am delighted to welcome Peer Productions to SHP” says Ron McAllister, South Hill Park’s Chief Executive. “We look forward to working closely with Nina and her team to maximise the impact of our combined strengths. The fact that the company are based here in the Studio Theatre will bring a new vibrancy to the centre which is very welcome”.
‘We started in Woking and, as the breadth and scale of our work has expanded and we now reach in the region of 15,000 young people a year, it has become increasingly obvious that we need a home more suitable for our needs’ says Artistic Director Nina Lemon. ‘We’re really excited to be moving into such an extraordinary venue and to become part of such a thriving creative community’.
Peer Productions are currently looking for young actors to become part of their 2017/18 company. If you’re 17 – 23 years and serious about acting, details about the course we provide can be found via this link, or call their office on 01483 476825 to apply and book an audition.