A series of opportunities for the next generation of artists, theatre-makers and collaborators in Greater Manchester

Run by Royal Exchange Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia, take part in a free programme of talks, workshops and masterclasses from Royal Exchange staff, associated artists, in-house and visiting theatre makers. 

This is for you if you’re:

• An emerging theatre-maker or artist based in or making work in Greater Manchester
• Aged 18+ 

Once you’re a part of the Open Exchange Network you’ll receive 

• Information about Royal Exchange Theatre shows and opportunities
• Information that the Royal Exchange Theatre receives from other organisations about jobs, workhops, scratch events and call-outs for submissions. 
• Peer to peer information sharing, callouts and invites
• Invitations to exclusive workshops
• Invitations to networking events, and ticket offers 
• Information and the opportunity to apply for exclusive commissions such as REACT

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A paid opportunity for Theatremakers

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Supported Artists

Two artists from the Open Exchange Network have been selected to be on attachment with the Royal Exchange Theatre for a year

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The Open Exchange has been generously supported by The Leche Trust and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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