Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Young actors performing in Lakeside's Djanogly Theatre

Young Creatives

We provide creative opportunities for children and young people of all ages. From weekly groups, to school holiday activities, Lakeside is the place to nurture creative talent.


Are you a young creative aged between 11 and 24 years old living, working, or studying in or around Nottingham? Lakeside Arts are very pleased to be running the Theatre Category of Nottingham’s Young Creative Awards 2022. Winners will receive a cash prize, mentoring, and professional development opportunities.

The challenge is simple: schools, colleges, youth theatres, and young companies are invited to create and enter a 3-minute monologue of your choice. This is your chance to channel your acting skills and be recognised for your talent. Enjoy watching our Q&A Masterclass videos below for tips and tricks to enter your monologue.

Applications close midday 25 April 2022.

Find Out More

If you are a teacher interested in sharing this with your students, watch this video to find out more about the application process:

For young people interested in Nottingham Young Creative Awards, find out more about the scheme here:



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