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Contact Young Company (CYC) is Contact’s renowned, Manchester Theatre Award-winning young ensemble. CYC is made up of young performers, actors, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians, poets and MCs.

Each year, Contact Young Company works with major national and international artists to create brand-new theatre shows. These shows are premiered here at Contact and have often toured to venues and festivals across the country.

Previously, CYC have worked with Forced Entertainment, Hetain Patel, Stacy Makishi and Slung Low.

In the news

    ‘Contact Young Company continues to set a precedent for what can be done when young performers are treated as professionals.’

    The Stage

      ‘CYC has opened up so many incredible opportunities that I wouldn’t have ever dreamed about a year ago.’

      Terri, CYC member

      Coming Soon with CYC

      CYC have started work on their October 2021 show. Keep your eyes peeled for more details.

      Previous CYC Shows

      Just some of the shows created by CYC in recent years:

      Past Members of CYC

      Many previous members of CYC have gone onto become professional artists, performers and creators. Previous CYC-ers include: Louise Wallwein, Yusra Warsama, Darren Pritchard, Lemm Sissay, Afreena Islam, Fisayo Akinade, Abdus Salam, Sophie Willan, Nathaniel Hall, Lowri Evans (Eggs Collective), Sara Cocker (Eggs Collective), Kyle Walker, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Haiesha Mistry, Rachel Brogan, Ali Gadema, Chunky, Amy Vreeke and Adam Ali.

      Several of these artists have worked with Contact in a professional capacity since, or may be working with us in the near future (keep an eye on our What’s On page for details.)

       Be a part of CYC

      We are not currently auditioning for the company. If you want to find out about opportunities to join in 2022, please drop us an email to be added to our auditionee database.

      • Ages
        15 - 25
      • Contact

        Lauren Banks

        Young People’s Producer

        laurenbanks@contactmcr.com

        07825739048
      • Details

        We are not currently auditioning for the company. If you want to find out about opportunities to join in 2022, please drop us an email to be added to our auditionee database.