Mainstay Creatives was founded at the end of 2020 and since then we've gone from strength to strength. As we slowly emerged from the pandemic, we took the time to distil our identity as an organisation. Mainstay started its life as a youth theatre company but we quickly realised we wanted to be so much more.

Young people have always been at the centre of our mission, and now as a creative arts organisation, we are able to connect with our members not only through our classes, but through workshops, collaborations, charitable projects, and more.

What makes Mainstay special is its members and the passion and vision of the team.

Maybe you'd like to meet them.

Victoria is the Community and Education Lead at the Albany Theatre. Since graduating from the University of Warwick in 2020 with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies, Victoria has developed her work as an experienced creative youth facilitator. 

She is committed to creating opportunities for young people to engage with the arts. Working across theatres, schools, charities and communities, Victoria believes creative activities should be available and accessible to all. 

She has led numerous youth projects, including those at Heartbreak Productions, the Warwick Arts Centre, Music Theatre Warwick, whilst also choreographing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Within every Mainstay workshop, Victoria is committed to members developing confidence, having fun, and feeling a sense of achievement. 

Alice is an experienced interdisciplinary arts producer and KS1/2 facilitator with a Masters in Creative Producing from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She studied at the Univeristy of Warwick and is now primarily based in London, where she is the Learning and Participation Producer at Omnibus Theatre. Her current freelance work relationships are with a variety of organisations including Sadlers Wells Theatre, ice&fire, and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate univeristy programmes where she guest lectures.

Her volunteer work includes mentoring with Arts Emergency, a charity who help young people from underrepresented areas and backgrounds flourish in higher education and the creative industries. She also sits on the Youth Advisory board at the Almeida Theatre.

Recently she has worked with Plosive (Producers of the Off Menu podcast with Ed Gamble and James Acaster), Battersea Arts Centre, Mercury Musical Developments, and Olivier Award-Nominated immersive theate makers Les Enfants Terribles.

She hopes Mainstay Creatives will grow into a company that educators, theatres, charities, and youth organisations nationwide can trust to deliver exciting and engaging projects.