Theatre made by and for young people
YATI (Young Actors Theatre Islington) is a community of over 1000 young people who engage with Theatre through performance, education and outreach.
We want every young person in Islington to experience Theatre, made by and for them. We believe that finance should not be a barrier to education or participation. Whether pursuing the performing arts professionally, learning a new skill for enjoyment, or merely wanting to spend time with others, YATI provides high-quality, affordable opportunities to engage with Theatre.
What We Do
We achieve this by offering over 60 hours of performing arts classes every week during term-time, and holiday courses that give our young people the chance to learn and perform. We keep our pricing as affordable as possible and offer full subsidy to those who need us most through our Stage Door programme. We put on high-quality productions and offer regular showcases and scratch nights for our young people to gain on-stage experience. We take our work out into local communities giving more people the chance to experience the positive benefits of drama, and we represent over 200 young people professionally through our Agency, offering success and support right from the start.