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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, 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. Shows are premiered in Manchester, and often then tour nationally to leading venues and festivals.

Interested? If you’re 15-25, book your audition slot to be a part of Contact Young Company’s upcoming performances.

For more information contact Keisha Thompson, Young People’s Producer via or call on 0161 274 0613.


‘Cheeky, charming and incredibly poignant’

Manchester Evening News on CYC's She Bangs The Drums

‘A fierce and polished depiction’

North West End on CYC's She Bangs The Drums

    ‘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
      • Venue

        Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse

        140 Raby St, Manchester M14 4SL

      • Ages
        15 - 25
      • Booking info

        Book a slot online or via 0161 274 0600

      Date Time & Place
      Wednesday 23 May 6:00pm
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      Thursday 24 May 6:00pm
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