At the heart of GLYPT’s work, and central to its ethos and vision, is a commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in society, and empowering these groups to be able to access, and enjoy the arts.  GLYPT works with vulnerable and marginalised groups of young people across its programme of work, whilst also delivering very specific and targeted programmes designed at engaging these young people through supportive workshops.

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  • Start Hospices and working with Demelza

    Join Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre at The Tramshed in Woolwich for an afternoon of free food, theatre and Easter fun for the whole family. We don’t specify who the family is – if you want to bring close friends, grandparents, neighbours or extended family, we’d be delighted to welcome them to our theatre. (more…)

  • Whatever Makes You Happy

    Whatever Makes You Happy is a new initiative for GLYPT, launched in 2011. It seeks  to increase good mental health and wellbeing amongst vulnerable  young people using drama and the arts to build confidence, self-esteem and  resilience skills, and to challenge prejudice through the power of theatre.

    It  followed 10 years of groundbreaking practice with refugees and asylum-seekers,  and several other projects with Looked After children, young carers, young  people with learning difficulties and disabilities and young survivors of  domestic abuse. The WHATEVER agenda will operate across the whole company  and will include a drama group for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, intervention work in schools, theatre that raises awareness about  bullying and mental health problems and specialist support for young people with barriers to inclusion to join our mainstream youth theatre.

    For more information on groups click here


  • Routes

    An innovative and award-winning project in partnership with Drumbeat ASD School. For 4 years GLYPT has been delivering workshops on the school bus for autistic children, and those with severe complex and enduring special educational needs. Young people take part in creative workshops with professional artists on their bus journeys to and from school.


  • Voices

    GLYPT’s Voices project was a highly-acclaimed programme of creative work for young migrants, regugees and asylum-seekers, spanning 8 years.  Using drama, theatre and arts projects to enable  creative expression and development in young refugees, asylum seekers and  exiles living in Greenwich, Lewisham and beyond, whose opportunities have been  limited through poverty, ignorance, fear and discrimination. It pioneered work in this field, and led the way with similar models,  but it has also consistently continued to develop, deliver and sustain  innovative and needs-responsive activities for young people.

    Significant Voices projects included:

    HeadstArt (out of school language development programme for ages 11+)

    Inspirational Drama (an integrated youth theatre for all).

    School residencies (EAL)

    Theatre: Mud City, Inside Out.

    Films and Teacher resources: Moving Here, Only Human.

    Flightpaths (training programme for newly arrived artists looking to work in the art / education sector).

    Empower All Festival (Celebrating refugees and new communities)

  • Speak Out

    A programme of drama workshops to support and develop speech and language progress in primary ages – particularly those showing limited ability or appetite to communicate in class.

    Originally delivered across 19 schools in Lewisham in partnership with London
    Bubble, Schools and speech therapists from Lewisham NHS Trust.