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, the company creates brand-new professional standard shows in collaboration with major national and international artists, such as Forced Entertainment, Lies Pauwels, Stacey Makishi and Slung Low. Their shows are premiered in Manchester, and often then tour nationally to leading venues and festivals.

Upcoming auditions

Following Contact and SICK! Festival’s co-production in October 2019, Contact Young Company will be taking a break while we prepare to move back into our building.

We’ll be auditioning new members in Autumn 2020, ready for the next Contact Young Company show which will take place in our newly transformed Oxford Road building.

If you’d like to hear about upcoming auditions, email to be added to our auditions mailing list.

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


      • Ages
        15 - 25
      • Contact

        Keisha Thompson

        Young People’s Producer

        0161 274 0613

      • Details

        We’ll be auditioning new members in Autumn 2020.