YOUNG COMPANY APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are recruiting MAKERS, WRITERS and PERFORMERS from September 2022. As Young Company members you will gain in-depth training and practical opportunities at the heart of a producing theatre, helping you to develop and grow as artists. You will meet with your group weekly, in term time, on Tuesdays at the theatre.

WHAT IS THE YOUNG COMPANY

The Young Company is the Royal Exchange Theatres', award-winning, resident Company of Young People aged 14 – 21.

WRITERS is a year-long programme for young creatives aged 16-21 interested in writing plays and reading scripts.

MAKERS is a year-long programme for young creatives aged 16-21 interested in the off-stage aspects of making theatre including directing, stage management, costume, producing, lighting, set design & more.

PERFORMERS is a year-long course for young creatives aged 14-17 and 18-21 interested in performing, acting, working in groups and trying out new styles of theatre.

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out an application form or short video. We will then invite you to a workshop. We select our Performers, Writers or Makers groups from informal workshops at the theatre. The time slots will be in the afternoon/evening, we will confirm your time slot a week before the workshop.

Performers 1 (14-17) - Tuesday 26 July & Wednesday 27 July

Performers 2 (18-21) - Monday 25 July & Tuesday 2 August

Makers - Monday 1 August

Writers - Wednesday 3 August

If you live, study or work in Cheetham Hill or Crumpsall, we will be having a recruitment workshop for all groups on Saturday 30 July.

Unfortunately, if you are unable to come to the workshop, we can’t consider you for a place in the Young Company.

APPLICATION FORM

MAKERS is a year-long programme for ages 16-21 interested in directing, technical theatre, writing or design.

Apply for MAKERS

WRITERS is a year-long programme for ages 16-21 interested in writing plays and reading scripts.

Apply for WRITERS

PERFORMERS is a year-long course for ages 14-17 and 18-21 interested in performing, acting, working in groups and trying out new styles of theatre.

Apply for PERFORMERS 
 
 
VIDEO APPLICATION 
 
Why would you like to be part of this group? We would love you to talk about the skills you are hoping to develop and why you're interested in this area of theatre. Please make the main focus about your preferred group.
 
What skills, ideas or interests would you bring to the group? In this question, tell us about any previous experience you have working with other people (this doesn’t just need to be theatre-related) and any particular creative ideas you have. These could be for a specific piece of theatre or about a more general area of theatre that interests you.
 
What is your favourite film, play or book and why? Don't be shy, use this question to show us your personality and interests. This might be a text you've studied at school or something from your own experiences.
 
Please send your audio/video application to our Young Company phone – 07496816397. Once we have received your video, Oceana will call you to get a few more details. We will confirm your exact time slot a week before. 

SUCCESS STORIES

Keep an eye out on our social media account as we will be posting success stories from Young Company Graduates!