22 young people from Lambeth and Southwark are getting the rare opportunity to gain a practical and direct insight into all aspects of running a performance venue thanks to the Training Academy set up by Udderbelly and the Southbank Centre.
The 16-20-year-olds are working side-by-side with Southbank Centre and Udderbelly staff in a six-week course covering box office, front of house, technical, producing, artist liaison, marketing and press.
At the end of the course the participants will present their own production in the E4 Udderbelly for their friends and family.
The Training Academy will also offer five participants the chance to join the Underbelly team at the Edinburgh Fringe in August.
The purple cow houses an eclectic programme of music, comedy, theatre, children's shows and circus.
The cow is surrounded by an AstroTurf 'pasture' with heated and covered tables and deckchairs.
The pasture is open daily from midday and offers free wifi so it's the ideal place to work (or pretend to work) on summer afternoons.
Burgers, salads, sandwiches and bacon butties are available at the Grazing Station whilst ice cream, milkshakes and coffee come courtesy of Cow and Coffee Bean.