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Our participatory projects provide opportunities for young people to enter the world of theatre in its most challenging sense.  Here are a few:

CYAC –a rich mix of 15-25 year olds get to work with renowned directors to produce 3 shows each year, exploring their creativity and pushing their abilities.

Technique – where young people can get under the skin of a performance, find out what happens behind the scenes and how to make the magic happen.

Verbally Challenged – new writers get the chance to have their work directed and performed by professionals to a live audience who will decide on the winning piece.

Mixed Movement – Manchester’s ONLY open stage event for dancers.

Media Drop – a new digital music project welcoming producers, poets, DJs, MCs, vocalists and more, working together to produce, record and create.

Contacting the World – our flagship bi-annual theatre exchange project creates an international platform and profile for theatre made by young people around the world.

Support for emerging artists - we enable diverse and unconventional up-and-coming artists to discover their talents and passions and begin their artistic journey through theatre.  Many go on to create successful work and influence the UK’s cultural offering.  

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