020 7278 2101



Why support us…

Drama can be a transformative tool for children and young people.
With your help, we can offer support for the most disadvantaged children and young people (e.g. in social care, with severe financial hardship, in temporary housing/homeless families) in our area.
Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner, Daniel Kaluuya speaks of his time at Young Actors Theatre 15 years ago, and the power of drama.
For every £1,800 we raise, 5 young people can attend weekly classes for a year at YATI
For every £5,000 we raise 5 young people can attend a full summer holiday programme of drama activities for 6-weeks at YATI.
YATI has been supported by Arts Council England and DCMS during the covid-19 pandemic

How you can support us…

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3. Become a Friend

If you can afford to give even just £3 per month, it helps us to support families who genuinely cannot afford to give their children these opportunities.

4. Become an Angel

By making a donation of £500 p.a. or more

Support from donor organisations…

Our ‘Stage Door’ initiative enables upto 50 young people to access weekly activity in Acting; Performance; Musical Theatre; Dance; or Singing classes completely free of charge if they come through a referral agency (such as a school or Islington Council’s Children’s Services). It also funds over two hundred families to have discounted fees, including discounts if the child does more than one class or siblings both attend classes. Stage Door started in 2017 and is on-going and needs continuing support.
Our current supporters are:
We are very grateful to the Derwent Community Fund, and Peoples Postcode Lottery for supporting the Stage Door project. This enables YATI to continue to reach the most disadvantaged young people in the borough and ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit from YATI’s range of drama-focused activities and support. We welcome support from any organisation or individual who is able to do so.
Six months of drama classes at YATI has done more than three years of therapy, now my son has recovered from serious PTSD and depression… I don’t know how to thank you
  • 89% of young people surveyed said that YATI had positively changed their lives
  • YATI offers free transformative drama classes to the most disadvantaged children
  • Nearly 30% of YATI families are in financial hardship
  • Classes build crucial life and employability skills such as communication, self-confidence, team-working and ambition
  • 200 YATI students gain paid employment in the performing arts industry each year

We have some brilliantly talented but disadvantaged pupils as they are economically blocked from opportunities that other residents in the borough have access to and are not able to fulfil their potential. . .There is a genuine need for this Stage Door project.’ Norah Flatley, Headteacher, Blessed Sacrament Primary School, Islington.


Call: 020 7278 2101

Email: info@youngactors.org.uk

70-72 Barnsbury Rd, London N1 0ES

YATI is a registered charity no 266765.

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