Young People’s Theatre moves into purpose-built building

July 1, 2016 7:52 pm Published by

In 1985, the Mile End Road conversion was complete and YPT moved from a temporary base in Oxford House to its new home, the purpose-built youth theatre centre. The YPT company performed shows at the theatre and in schools. In addition to the youth theatre groups, a young playwrights’ group was set up and Half Moon YPT initiated the first London Young Playwrights’ Festival and became the centre for coordinating follow-up activities. From these the New Playwrights’ Trust emerged to promote and develop new writing. Technical training began in 1985, when the Entertainment Technicians’ Course became the first of a series of vocationally-oriented courses for unemployed young people in East London.

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