Youth Academy

Apply now for 2024 

are you aged 13 to 18? Interested in learning more about acting?


As part of the Collective Youth Academy you will take part in classes, workshops and performances directed by leading industry professionals alongside other talented, like-minded young people … just like you.

Classes and performance projects teach you how to act for both stage and screen.

Based in Finsbury Park, North London at Collective Acting Studio, the Youth Academy runs from 11.00 till 14.00 each Saturday during term time.

Auditions are commencing from the 16th September 2023 onwards. We are looking for passionate, committed, and creative actors. All auditions are free. There are no scripts to prepare for this audition. Look forward to seeing you there!


Collective acting studio

We believe that learning to act should be a transformational, life-changing experience. For us, part of that process is ensuring that our young people learn in an inspirational environment. So we are delighted that the Collective Youth Academy takes place on our main campus, which is also home to a professional theatre run by leading new writing company Stockroom.

With access to state-of-the-art rehearsal studios and performance spaces we provide a welcoming learning environment for our young people that truly uplifts and inspires.

Meet the Team

youth Academy manager

Joseph Junkere

A graduate of the Royal Central Speech and Drama, and the National Youth Theatre, Joseph is an experienced drama facilitator and mentee of young people. He has lead workshops, both in the U.K. and internationally, for companies such as Kazuum Arts, Urban Music Dance International, the Ambassador Theatre Group and Disney.

Joseph tells stories because, in his experience, they reveal aspects of himself he would otherwise never identify. He wants to use his voice to help shine a light on those in society that at times may feel they do not have a voice.

It’s only until you’ve had a chance to see what is out there professionally it becomes very clear that your learning at Collective is special and there’s no other place to train like this.”

Segun Fawole – West End Actor – A Chorus Line and Motown