We are the Young Producers, thanks for joining us at RECLAIMED fest!

Watch our video to find out more about our Festival that took place on 26 - 28 June 2020


Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate's Young Producers present


A digital arts festival showcasing work by, with and for young creatives. Covid-19 has left in its wake an enormous amount of missed opportunities, especially for young artists.

This digital event offers a safe, supportive space for those who are struggling now more than ever in the lockdown to share their art.

Each day we’re celebrating a different art form by presenting young people’s work and encouraging discussion.

Join us to celebrate our love for the arts and be stronger than ever.


Watch our Poetry Slam, Theatre and Dance Showcases now!


There is still time to vote for your favourite in each category. The link to vote is in the YouTube description box. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday 2 July!

RECLAIMED Fest Programme

Our festival programme with showcases, workshops and Q&A's happening between 26th & 28th June.

Online workshops and Q&As: BSL interpreted

Showcases are available on YouTube and are captioned

Creating a safe space to celebrate the work of artists aged 16-21.



Fri 26th June 2020 | Poetry/Spoken Word

4pm: Online poetry workshop workshop with Inua Ellams. Grab a pen, some paper and get ready to write!

7pm: Poetry Slam featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds. Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Jasmine Gardosi and Owen Craven-Griffiths

View the Poetry Slam programme here. 

Watch now! 

Sat 27th June 2020 | Theatre 

5pm: Online theatre Q&A with Amit Sharma and Kaya Stanley-Money focusing on working in theatre and creating during this pandemic. 

7pm: Online theatre showcase featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds.  Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Amit Sharma and Kaya Stanley-Money. 

View full Theatre Showcase programme here.

Watch now!

Sun 28th June 2020 | Dance

5pm: Online dance Q&A with Christina Elliot and Vicki Igbokwe focusing on working in dance and creating during this pandemic. 

7pm: Online dance showcase featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds. Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Christina Elliot and Vicki Igbokwe. 

View full Dance Showcase programme here. 

Watch now!

More about Young Producers

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate teamed up to run our first ever Young Producers programme in 2020.

free training opportunity for Coventry-based 16-21 year olds that are passionate about performing arts to find out more about making art happen.

Through a mixture of day-long intensive sessions and evening sessions our Young Producers will gain insight into what it takes to put on arts events – project planning, fundraising/budgeting, marketing, project delivery and evaluation.

Following a brief and budget set by Warwick Arts Centre, they put these skills into practice by producing an event. This year, due to Coronavirus, they are producing RECLAIMED - a digital arts festival by, with and for 16-21 year olds. 

Young Producers also hear from professionals across arts organisations, see shows and shadow other events throughout the programme.

Young Producers is supported by Warwick Arts Centre, China Plate, Coventry City of Culture Trust, 
ESF Community Fund, Arts Council England, Arts Connect and Baron Davenport’s Charity.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Andrea Pieri Gonzalez on andrea@chinaplatetheatre.com.