Discover the Royal Exchange’s resident company for young people aged 14 – 25.

The Young Company (RXTheatreYC) is the Royal Exchange’s resident company for people aged 14 -25 who want to train as Associates, Communicators, Directors, Facilitators, Performers, Producers, Technicians and Writers.

Recruitment for the 2016-17 Young Company is now closed. To register your interest for the 2017-18 Young Company, and other opportunites for young people please sign up here, ensuring you include your date of birth.

If you have already applied to the 2016-17 Young Company check out our FAQs for details on cost, the selection process and other commonly asked questions. We are interested in working with young people who are committed and passionate about theatre, willing to learn new skills and eager to share their ideas. In all the work we do, our main focus is on the ensemble, so being willing to work with new people and explore ideas collaboratively is one of the key qualities we are looking for.

From September 2016, we'll work with 130 young people, providing 12 months of in-depth training and practical opportunities to help you develop, create and grow at the heart of a producing theatre.

What does being a Young Company member entail?
- Regular group skills sessions
- Monthly masterclasses
- Production opportunities – including a studio show, a devised show and a show made in collaboration with the Elders’ Company – all of which will involve every group of the Young Company in every aspect of producing a show
- Projects – make your own work and test new ideas 
- Free tickets to all our main house shows

The Company is made up of 6 strands, each working on a developing different set of skills. Click the images below to find out more about each strand:

Young Creatives Young Communicators
Young Performers Young Writers
Young Technicians Young Associates