Coram’s National Theatre project

Coram has partnered with National Theatre on Public Acts - a nationwide initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community.

Over two years Coram has been working with National Theatre to run fortnightly workshops with young people supported by Coram’s Young People programmes - young parents; adopted and care experienced young people and those from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

54 young people have been engaged since the start with 14 young people progressing onto the production of Shakespeare’s Pericles on the National Theatre’s Olivier Stage. They joined participants from eight other organisations across London and formed lasting friendships spanning generations.

In August 2019 they took to the stage to perform a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It, earning a 4-star review in the Guardian. Find out more in our news story.

National Theatre

Meet Michelle, a young perfomer in the Coram National Theatre projects


Photograph of young people by James Bellorini

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