Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Local

Local stories, global stage

We are passionate about sharing our work and our stage with those who live and work locally. Through Donmar Local, we work in our home boroughs of Camden and Westminster to produce work that celebrates the stories and voices of our community, and share programmes which use theatre as a way to encourage discussion and debate.

Interested in activism, writing, performance or film-making? 

Young people have reimagined activism. They are pushing for political action and organising in a way we have never seen before. Change is on the horizon – and it may very well be happening through TikTok and Twitter!

But when we look to the future, we must first look to our past. As a nation, we are trying to hide our ugly truths. What really happened during Britain’s Empire? And how does it seep into our daily lives as Londoners?

MONUMENTS is a new Donmar Local project investigating how the Empire still exists today, and the ways it informs our lives in London. We will face the truths of the past and boldly imagine a better future. Working with a director, writer, and filmmaker, we will create a short film written and performed by a group of young people.

We are looking to work with creative young people of colour, aged 16-18, who live in the Donmar’s home boroughs of Camden and Westminster*. Over the course of eight weeks, we will create a short film exploring the legacies of the Empire in our new digital project, MONUMENTS.

We want to work with young British people of colour who are engaged in the world today. Whether that be through protest, or conversations with friends, or reading about what’s happening in the world online, we want to work with young people who are looking for change. 

This is the story of young Londoners today, in the historic year of 2020, told by Londoners today. 

*Participants must live, work or study in either Camden or Westminster

Sessions will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Donmar Warehouse’s Dryden Street space from 5 October – 25 November, with filming taking place on 28 & 29 November. It is free to take part, but places are limited. Apply via this form and send any questions to Applications close Wednesday 30 September, 10am.


Our next Donmar Local project is ASSEMBLY.

Bringing together people who live or work in Camden or Westminster, the Donmar Warehouse is creating it’s very first local company. From February – July 2020 our new local company will work with director Joseph Hancock and writer Nina Seagal to create a brand new Donmar production exploring the environment and our home in response to our production of The Contingency Plan.


To find out more about Donmar Local or to hear how you can get involved please email