GENERATION N*XT 2021

Welcome to GENERATION N*XT

On Saturdays and Wednesday evenings, Mountview is handed over to young people aged 6-24 from across Peckham, south London and beyond.

With performance courses across acting, dance, musical theatre, spoken word and film making, Mountview is the place to develop skills, meet new friends and engage your creativity.

BECOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF PERFORMANCE TALENT

At GENERATION N*XT, everyone is welcome: if you are between the ages of 6 and 24 and have a passion to perform, you can join us.

We are in the heart of Peckham, one of the UK’s most exciting and creative places, with incredible studios and other performance facilities.

A range of 10-week courses are available, giving you a whole term to get your teeth into your favourite classes. On Saturdays, there is a huge range of classes in acting, dance and musical theatre for 6-18s, and Wednesday nights are for 16-24s who are keen to get serious about performance.

We have worked hard to make our courses affordable for everyone, and there are means-tested bursaries available for Southwark residents.

YOUTHQUAKE Theatre Company 

YOUTHQUAKE (noun) – A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. 

YOUTHQUAKE Theatre company is the flagship of the GENERATION N*XT Programme. Designed for 16-24 year olds, YOUTHQUAKE is the place for the next generation of artists to develop skills, explore ideas and create new innovative theatre, while working alongside professional actors, directors and theatre makers.

Find out more about YOUTHQUAKE in the ‘16-24 Years’ section below.

CLASSES

Saturdays
25 September – 4 December (half-term 30 October)

Acting

Unleash your creativity and imagination. Underpin your acting and performance skills through games, text, improvisation and creative challenges.

£90 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 (6-8 years)
Saturdays 11:30 – 13:30 (9-11 years)

Ballet

A fun and inclusive way to learn the core of all dance training.

£45 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 (6 – 8 years)
Saturdays 10:15 – 11:15 (9-11 years)

Hip-Hop Academy

Delivered in partnership with The Movement Factory covering all the fundamentals of hip-hop dance this class will have you popping, locking, freestyling and more.

£45 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 (6-10 years)
Saturdays 14:00 – 15:00 (11-15 years)

West End Workshop

A class to unleash the singing voice and dance skills. Expect pop & rock as well as musical theatre.

£120 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 (6-10 years)

Saturdays
25 September – 4 December (half-term 30 October)

Acting

Unleash your creativity and imagination. Underpin your acting and performance skills through theatre games, text, improvisation and creative challenges.

Classes and content will vary on age and progression.

£90 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 11:30 – 13:30 (12-14 years)
Saturdays 11:30 – 13:30 (15-18 years)

Hip-Hop Academy

Delivered in partnership with The Movement Factory covering all the fundamentals of hip-hop dance this class will have you popping, locking, freestyling and more.

£45 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 14:00 – 15:00 (11-15 years)

West End Skills Garage

Bringing the west-end into your front room. Sessions will explore the essence of expression through music, movement and voice.

£120 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 14:00 – 16:0(11-14 years)
Saturdays 14:00 – 16:00 (15-18 years)

Saturdays
25 September – 4 December (half-term 30 October)

Wednesdays
22 September – 1 December (half-term 27 October)

Acting

Unleash your creativity and imagination. Underpin your acting and performance skills through theatre games, text, improvisation and creative challenges.

£90 for 10 weeks

Saturdays 11:30 – 13:30 (15-18 years)

YOUTHQUAKE Theatre Company

YOUTHQUAKE (noun) – A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.

YOUTHQUAKE Theatre company is the flagship of the GENERATION N*XT Programme.

A company for 16-24 year olds, working with professional actor’s directors and theatre makers. YOUTHQUAKE is the place for the next generation or artists to develop skills, explore ideas and create new innovative theatre.

Admission is via interview/workshop. Please e-mail shortcourses@mountview.org.uk to register interest.

£120 for 10 weeks

Wednesdays 18:00 – 20:00 (16-24 years)

FAQs

Do I have to be a Southwark resident to take part?

No, anyone is welcome to attend. However, only Southwark residents will be able to apply for our bursary scheme.

Who will I be working with?

The sessions will be led by the GENERATION N*XT team, who are all working professionals and are passionate about passing knowledge on to the current and next generation of actors.

Do I have to audition to join the classes?

No. Generation N*XT is open to everyone! Classes are designed to accommodate introductory work for people with little experience, to push people with an intermediate experience and allow the more experienced to brush up on skills.

Note: Entry into YOUTHQUAKE Theatre is via workshop.

Will I need any special equipment?

Just comfortable clothing that you can move in.

How to apply

When booking online:

  • Select the course/courses you would like to apply for from the BOOK A PLACE page below
  • If you are a parent/guardian please ensure you select ‘booking on behalf of someone else’ to create a booking profile for the person taking part
  • When booking for more than one child you will need to complete a separate booking for each child
  • You will be requested to pay course fees at the end of the booking process
  • Once we have received your application you will be contacted by Mountview to confirm and complete the enrolment process

Southwark Young People's Bursary Scheme

We have worked hard to make our courses affordable for everyone, and there are means-tested bursaries available for Southwark residents.

If you are:

  • aged between 6 and 24
  • live in the borough of Southwark
  • attend/attended a Southwark school

and require financial assistance to take part in one of our GENERATION N*XT courses you may be eligible for a bursary to help with course fees.

If you consider yourself/your child eligible for a bursary please complete the online application form in APPLY FOR A BURSARY below. At this stage please do not complete the online booking process. You will then be contacted by Mountview to complete the application process.

We look forward to meeting you soon.