Theatre Peckham

Theatre Peckham: Creativity for Change

Theatre Peckham is a placemaking venue & performing arts academy where local young people can ignite a lifelong relationship with the arts. We are a safe space where young people who are underrepresented in the arts can explore their creativity, platform their artistic work & have their voices heard.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 June 2022 to 12:20 PM, 28 June 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (294399)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


TP is in Southwark where 43% of children are growing up in poverty & 46% of people identify as Black & ethnically diverse. The impact of the pandemic & cost-of-living crisis poses serious challenges to those most vulnerable in our community, whose voices are significantly underrepresented in the arts & in the process of shaping society. 35% of our Academy students are on fee support. The social & financial barriers that many local young people face to accessing the arts are getting ever higher.


At TP, we understand barriers to participation & develop effective means of addressing them. With donations to this campaign, we will provide more young people with supportive, positive & financially accessible opportunities to improve their wellbeing, engage with their peers, develop their creative self-expression & see their lived experiences creatively reflected. We will offer free/subsidised places on our high-quality performing arts training/programmes for young people who need it most.

  • The discount in my fees and free meals allowed me to just focus on my craft, the art and not the struggle…This investment in me, this kid from Bermondsey, gave me confidence and put me in places where I could shape the narrative, and make art reflective and real.

    — Theatre Peckham Alumna, Current RADA Student

  • I went to theatre classes from the age of nine at Theatre Peckham... I loved performing and watching plays there; and I just wanted to get involved.

    — John Boyega (Golden Globe Winner 2021)

  • I honestly believe that creative art, acting on stage is the best way to create connections for non-creative jobs. It was nice to develop my creativity and my social skills.

    — Young Performer, Theatre Peckham 2021