Additional opportunities for Young Company members to make, watch and learn more about theatre.

Young Company Productions
Throughout the year, the Young Company stage several productions: a studio show, a children’s show and a minimalistic touring show. This is a chance to create fresh and innovative work in a professional environment, learning from and working alongside directors, designers and technical staff.

Other opportunities to perform both in and out of the building are offered throughout the year. For more info on past productions, click here.

Open Space
Open Space puts the members of the Young Company at the helm of their own creative projects- allowing them to collaborate, develop and lead alongside staff from the Royal Exchange. Mentoring and rehearsal space are offered to enable the members to realise their own creative ideas.

Open Space provides a unique opportunity to experiment and explore the projects they feel most passionate about over at our Swan Street Studios.

Company Night
All Young Company members receive a free ticket to each main house show at the theatre, meaning they can be amongst the first audience members to see the Royal Exchange’s new work.

Masterclasses bring the Young Company together with members of the creative team from each main house production. Providing an insight into specialist skills and a chance to get advice from theatre professionals, they develop a greater understanding of how each show is put together. In the last year, the Young Company have worked with:

- Maxine Peake - Performer in THE SKRIKER
- Javier Marzan - Performer in THE GHOST TRAIN
- Chris Urch – Writer of THE ROLLING STONE
- Tm Jackson – Musical Director and Choreographer of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
- Dan Parr and David Judge – Actors from SCUTTLERS
- Amanda Stoodley – Designer of HAMLET

- Bryony Shannahan – Assistant Director of HAMLET