Black British Theatre Awards


From singing, dance and drama, to set design, costume, music and lighting – our theatre workshops are designed to inspire the next generation of Black British theatre talent. 


Inspiring the Next Generation of theatre talent!

On this page you will find our upcoming events as well as information on plans for the programme. We rely on sponsors and supporters to make this possible. If you are interested in supporting our programme through a sponsorship package please get in touch.

Thank you to everyone that made our Day of Dance a huge success!

Our previous outreach events include partnering with the Thea Barnes Legacy Fund (TBLF), to provide a free, immersive experience that offers unique insight into all aspects of theatre disciplines – both on stage and behind the scenes. Our public events provide young people with opportunities to take part in workshops and masterclasses delivered by leading black British theatre performers and creatives. It will act as a catalyst to diversify the future of british theatre. 

mentoring programme

We aim to deliver a mentoring programme to a select number of participants to allow for deeper conversation, support and unique opportunities.

  • Improve access, education and progression opportunities for the next generation of black theatre talent.
  • Provide young people with insight into theatre and the breadth of career opportunities available within the industry.
  • Age specific guidance in three groups: 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-21 years, with mentors to provide ongoing support for young people to navigate their education and/or career.
  • Black British Theatre history
  • Contemporary jazz workshop
  • Acting through song masterclass
  • Lighting & sound workshop
  • Costume & set design workshop
  • Industry panel Q&A
  • Young black people aged 10-21 years old
  • Living in the UK
  • Interested in the world of theatre
  • No previous theatre studies or performing arts experience required
  • About to engage or currently engaged in theatre studies

I am a 13-year-old girl of mixed heritage that's passionate about all things performing arts. Growing up in a predominately white borough of london with very little racial diversity, i spent the last few years of primary school being bullied where kids would poke fun at my hair and features. They would ask me questions about my heritage, body shape and skin tone which would make me feel sad and uncomfortable. I travel around london to train in diverse spaces where i can find professional, talented and successful people of colour to learn from and aspire to, and also to learn about my heritage and culture. The workshop provided a safe space where i could train with like-minded people that shared a similar racial identity. No judgment, no prejudice, just dance.