Climate Cabaret

Produced by the National Youth Theatre, Climate Cabaret is youth-led project seeking to amplify young people’s voices and explore intersectionality in relation to the climate emergency.


The piece interrogates young people’s competing responses of panic and apathy in the face of the climate crisis with wit, the spoken word and a little magic. The project is underpinned by academic research from University of Hull into young people’s eco-anxiety about the impact of climate change.

Close-up on young woman in a red dress and black ponytail with purple lighting, in the middle of a spoken word piece
Yemi Yohannes performing a spoken word piece in Climate Cabaret

Climate Cabaret was first performed at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021 in partnership with the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and Risky Cities.