Community Work


Mountview stands on the corner of Peckham Square, in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant communities. We are committed to working with, and for, those that call Peckham and Southwark home, and believe the arts have a vital role to play in community health, happiness and cohesion.  

Our outreach programmes ensure everyone has the chance to explore their creativity and with your help we can engage even more young people in Southwark and beyond.   

Generation N*xt 

Our flagship outreach programme Generation N*xt works with over 300 young people aged 6 – 24 each week, offering classes in dance, drama, singing and much more. As well as providing vital opportunities for young people to learn creative skills, Generation N*xt is a key access point for a lifetime in the arts, with a number of young people progressing to full-time vocational study at Mountview.  

50% of those taking part in Generation N*xt are from low income families and thanks to philanthropic donations, we’re able to offer hundreds of bursaries to cover the costs of participation.  

£5 could cover the cost of a child’s ballet class 
£25 could help us provide an additional teaching assistant for a class
£50 could support a full term of classes for a young person 
£125 could support in-depth skills training for 16-19 year olds as part of our Acting Collective  


Regular Giving

You can also support our work by making a regular gift by Direct Debit. Whether a monthly or annual donation, every gift will make a difference to those we work with. Thank you.

Mountview extends a sincere thank you to the following organisations who generously support Generation N*xt.

The Portal Trust

The Three Monkies Trust

Newcomen Collett Foundation

TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation

And all those who wish to remain anonymous.

Community Engagement & Widening Participation  

Every year, Mountview undertakes projects in London and beyond to identify talent, level the playing field to success and open up access to the arts for all. From free drama workshops in local secondary schools, to adult evening classes and creative community projects, we believe in the transformational power of the arts and are committed to creating opportunities for those who wouldn’t traditionally engage in creative programmes 

We can only do this with the support of people like you. If you would like to find out more about supporting our community and outreach work, or if you represent a Trust or company that shares our commitment to young people, please contact our Development team at or 020 3146 8029.