RicNic is a genuine youth theatre company - a unique social enterprise where young people really do get to run the show.
Each summer, RicNic produces full-scale musicals in amazing venues, where every member of the company - from the director to the dancers to the designers to the drummer - is aged 16 to 21 years.
Given responsibility and trust instead of adult supervision, RicNic participants have the best month of their lives proving what remarkable things they can achieve, and developing leadership, teamwork and valuable professional skills at the same time.
Best of all, it doesn't cost a penny: RicNic projects don't have any compulsory participation fees. Talent and passion are what counts.
RicNic has a track record of award-winning shows spanning a decade, having expanded from our original home in Winchester to our second branch in Oxford, with more on the horizon...
RicNic has already provided extraordinary experiences for thousands of participants and audience members. If you join us, we'll be even better.
19th January 2016
We're thrilled to announce the show choices for RicNic in summer 2016: Guys and Dolls and
Thoroughly Modern Millie! Read more on our blog.
8th December 2015
We're extremely excited to welcome Alexandra Finlay to the RicNic team as our first paid member of staff!
24th November 2015
We're delighted to announce our Production Teams for RicNic 2016!
18th October 2015
Many thanks to all those who applied to join RicNic as our first paid employee! We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of applications, and will be announcing the successful applicant very soon.
1st September 2015
August 2015 was another triumphant summer for RicNic, with audiences and critics equally blown away by the talent on show in both Hampshire and Oxford!
"A seamless and professional show that held its audience spellbound"
"A privilege to be in the company of such inspiring and passionate young talent"