Southwark Playhouse

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  • Meet the Elders

    “Elders give me a sense of worth of my work and abilities. Plus it is fun and really, that should be reason number one!”

    Are you aged over 65 and interested in taking part in drama activities and performing at Southwark Playhouse? Then come and join our Elders Company!

    We meet on Monday mornings from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Southwark Playhouse, where we take part in workshop activities, play games together and devise our own productions for performance on stage at Southwark Playhouse.

    “I always found a welcome at the Elders Company and enjoyed the creative activity. I also found a sense of belonging & pride in what we have achieved together. Last but not least I have made some new friends!”

    Sessions are led by professional directors and facilitators with many years of experience. As well as our own projects, we have teamed up with Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company, students from London Southbank University and the New York Theatre Workshop, amongst others.

    The Elders Company is free to attend for anyone aged 65 or over. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved, take part and have fun. Participants must be able to make their own way to and from sessions.

    Click on the links to find details and photos of our previous productions:

    “Our numbers are increasing in the population and most of us feel that we still have the ability to enjoy life and contribute to our communities”

    To find out more please contact David Workman, Youth and Community Director, on 0207 407 0234 or He will also be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.