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Neighbourhood Theatre, formerly Two Boroughs, strives to build a local community around our theatre. Our friends and neighbours are really important to us. They are our beating heart, and we believe that if you live in one of our two boroughs, you should visit us at least once. If you don’t like it, you never need to come back, but there’s a chance that this will be the start of a lifelong friendship.

You don’t need any previous experience of theatre to take part in any of our workshops or events. All you need to do is be curious, call us, email us, pop by, and sign up to whatever takes your fancy.

Neighbourhood Theatre is open to all residents of Lambeth or Southwark who are over the age of 25. Once registered you’ll have the chance to come and see a show for free at the Young Vic as well as a range of free workshops, theatre club, projects and events throughout the year. We have long-term projects, day time workshops, evening events. We like to think there’s something for everyone. Come along and see what you think.

How to sign up

To sign up to our Neighbourhood Theatre mailing list you can either pick up a red form from our Box Office or email*.

Please be sure to include your name, home address, a contact phone number and your date of birth when signing up. 

If you are unable to sign up using email and cannot pick up a form from our Box Office, please give us a call on 020 7922 2838.

* Please note: emails sent to will be automatically be forwarded

Current Opportunities

Throughout the year we have many different opportunities for people in our local area to sign up to take part in workshops, discussions, events and productions. 

The American Dream

Daniel Bailey will be directing our community response to Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in a new play written by Emma Dennis-Edwards which will explore the play's theme of The American Dream, with design by Khadija Raza.

Why is Britain so obsessed with American culture? If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, right? From music to fashion and culture, what makes America the Holy Grail that many deem as the epitome of success? What is success? How attainable is it and how do we currently measure it? What happens if you spend all your life reaching for something that will never materialise? Is your life therefore a failure? How do we cope with that?

Our deadline for applications to be involved in The American Dream has now passed. Follow @yvtakingpart on twitter for all the latest news from the project.

Neighbourhood Theatre Ticket Scheme

Through our Neighbourhood Theatre Ticket Scheme we welcome individuals from our local area who are signed up to our mailing list to apply for up to 2 tickets for most of our YV productions. This may vary depending on the availability of tickets and the nature of the production itself.

Our funded ticket scheme enables us to share free and discounted tickets to Lambeth and Southwark residents.

People standing in a circle in a workshop with their arms around each other.

Neighbourhood Theatre Company

Neighbourhood Theatre started in June 2016. Eighty neighbours officially became members of the new Young Vic company of local people. This company is at the heart of our work. They are ambassadors, creators, friends and supporters. 

Once a year we invite members of Neighbourhood Theatre to join our company. To hear about future opportunities make sure you're signed up to our mailing list as detailed above.

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A yearlong project with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach. Performances at the Young Vic in November 2020

Young Vic Taking Part will collaborate with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach, three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark, across an entire year to foster in-depth creative relationships within the community. 

Three plays commissioned for TWENTY TWENTY will centre around the theme of Home, Heritage & History. Beginning in November, three directors and three writers will work with their organisations, focusing on enhancing creative skills with a view to building a community company and eventually developing a new play.