Since September 2012 The John Thaw Foundation has supported the Royal Exchange Theatre's youth work enabling us to offer creative bursaries to 12 young people.

In line with our priorities the bursary provides disadvantaged young people with financial support towards workshop, travel and subsistence costs.
The John Thaw Trainees also take part in an individual training programme which includes regular workshops and exclusive access to rehearsals, master-classes and one to one mentoring to support their creative development.

Every trainee's personal journey is a success but we were particularly delighted to hear that Dean Gregory a former John Thaw Trainee had secured his first professional role as Lucianus in HAMLET; Royal Exchange Theatres fastest selling show in more than a decade. His time with the Theatre has seen him perform in community ensembles at Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe and HOME as well as a performance in the Royal Exchange Theatre Studio.

It's such a pleasure to be able to play a part in that success.

Support out life changing work with young people.

We'd love to talk to you about how your charitable trust can support our work with young people from Greater Manchester. Please contact Anna McDonald-Hughes, Grants Manager on 0161 615 6762 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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John Thaw trainees take the next steps into arts careers...

John Thaw Trainee and Young Company member performs in FlexN Manchester as part of Manchester International Festival.

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We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with the John Thaw Foundation in 2015 to enable us to offer individual training and mentoring to 6 young people from our Young Company.

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