Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Limited

Help Bristol Old Vic Young SixSix!

Help Bristol Old Vic Young Company & Young SixSix stage Romeo & Juliet! Young SixSix are a company of theatre-makers from areas where access to the arts is limited. Alongside a production of Romeo & Juliet, we’ll be running a project exploring the impact of knife crime with young people in the city.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (228235)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Young SixSix addresses the concerns of young people and their families by using early intervention strategies to offer a route from at-risk circumstances into a safer environment that provides life-changing experiences. The ensemble of young performers aged 12-17 are from areas of Bristol among the most disadvantaged, such as Lockleaze and Patchway, both within the 20 and 30 percentiles of most deprived areas in England according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation.


Young Company & Young SixSix will create a production for Bristol Old Vic's studio, giving a clear purpose throughout the process and providing clear pathways into the arts or alternative support for those considering progression outside of theatre. The companion project will use the themes of Romeo & Juliet and the devising process as a catalyst to explore the impact of knife-crime in communities. We will work with city-wide charities towards reducing criminal exploitation of young people.

  • Being in a theatre group gives you a real insight into what being a real actor is like – it’s like, wow, this is professional. I’m now going to do a Professional Acting Diploma, which I don’t think I would have done if I hadn’t gotten involved with Bristol Old Vic.

    — Liana Cottrill - Bristol Old Vic Young SixSix member