The University of Southampton

Exciting new climate change project combining theatre with science

If you have been inspired by COP26 to play your part in tackling climate change, our exciting new partnership could be just for you.

We are looking to work with young people aged 14-21 year olds living in Hampshire, and are particularly keen to engage with young people with long term health and mental health conditions, siblings and young carers.

This opportunity involves working with scientists and teachers at LifeLab  and local theatre company Theatre for Life to explore the impact of climate change in our communities.

Equipped with the science behind climate change, you will then have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding in three outdoor locations:

New Forest National Park

Weston Shore beach

City of Southampton

Working with Theatre for Life and environmentalists in each location, you will work as a theatre company to devise, write and perform impactful theatre around the imminent climate crisis.

During the May Half term you will perform your devised plays through site specific theatre in the forest, beach and the City of Southampton to demonstrate how communities can work together to take action and protect our planet.

***Please note all activities will take place on a Saturday morning from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, our introductory day 27 November will be longer from 10.30am – 1.30pm ***

We will book indoor spaces to support the outdoor exploratory and creative work as a weather contingency and for toilet facilities / access needs.

We can provide travel bursaries upon request, for further information please email