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Trusts & Foundations

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is a leading producing theatre that creates the highest quality contemporary theatre whilst nurturing the creativity of young people.

Trusts and foundations help us to support the most vulnerable young people in our community, platform the next generation of talent, ensure that all children have access to arts education, and to stage bold productions that challenge our artists and audiences.

How we platform the next generation 
We are sector leaders in arts education, supporting the next generation through partnerships with local schools, open access classes across multiple art forms, and professional training programmes. We provide opportunities for accessible and low cost training to propel those from non-traditional theatre backgrounds into successful careers on stage.

How we support vulnerable young people
We support young people who are at risk of dropping out of education, NEET (not in education, employment or training), young offenders, and those who identify as disabled, through targeted programmes which use creative drama training to provide key skills development.

Our work on stage 
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is a leading producing theatre with a 125-year history of creating the highest quality theatre. Under the artistic leadership of award-winning director, Rachel O’Riordan, we stage brave new adaptations of classics and stories that reflect our multicultural community.

If you would like to learn more, please contact: Isabelle Taylor, Development Manager, Trust and Foundations, or 020 8741 6822 Option 3.

Read more about some of the examples of Lyric activities which are currently generously supported by Trusts and Foundations below.