Who we are
Ovalhouse is a professional theatre and participatory arts organisation in south London. We provide a space where new talent is nurtured and developed amongst professionals and young people alike. Our work enables people from all sections of the community to engage positively with the arts; as professional theatre makers, participants and audience members. Ovalhouse was first established as a youth theatre in the 1960s since then it has built and maintained a reputation for cutting edge performance and pioneering participation projects.
Theatre and artistic development:
Our theatre department helps artists (from early career to those more established) turn their ideas into the next step in their creative and professional practice. We work with young professionals to create performances which transform our spaces, engage our audiences and inspire our thinking. We grow our relationships with artists over time. We offer support, ask questions and foster potential collaborations.
Inclusion and participation projects:
Through our work on inclusion we have developed particular expertise in working with some of the most isolated and marginalised young people in London. We have also forged strong links with the local community and with other organisations across London and the UK. We provide activities that support young people to increase their skills and talents, enable them to fulfil their potential and help them to understand and overcome the economic and social pressures that they face.
Why we need your help
Ovalhouse is a not for profit arts organisation that relies on the donations from trusts and foundations, companies as well as individuals. To continue creating opportunities and engaging marginalised young people, as well as developing artistic innovation with emerging artists, we need your help.
Want to learn more about ways to give as an individual?
Become an Ovalhouse Champion
Want to find out how to donate as business or company?
Become a Front Row Company
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