Awkward City have a strong passion for inclusion within the arts. We aim to provide opportunities to young people who don't have access to arts opportunities. Our work places young people and their opinions and voices about their communities at the centre of their own creative practice - offering ownership, responsibility and leadership skills. 


Awkward City believe the arts should be accessible to all regardless of age, background and ability. The arts can connect and engage and it is our responsibility as artists to allow this to be commonplace, to make it affordable and accessible to everyone.


All of our projects with young people are currently free of charge and we aim to keep it that way through access to funding and support. We don't hold auditions for any participants who want to get involved in our projects. 


The work we do with young people is predominantly theatre based, but we work with a range of artists across many different mediums including: film, photography, sound, public speaking, art installation and CV and employability workshops.

If you are an organisation and would like to discuss a partnership opportunity please contact:


Our current partners are:
University of the Arts London

Joint Management Board Housing Association

Peckham Levels