Join Young Identity's weekly workshops—completely free! Led by outstanding facilitators, versatile poets and established spoken word performers.

MONDAYS 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Our HOME workshop is a vibrant large-scale workshop in partnership with one of the most eclectic art centres in Manchester. We use our workshops there to respond to art exhibitions, films, and theatre in both written and performance forms. They are led by a team of rotating facilitators delivering a different curriculum every six weeks.

HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN
Ages 13-25

TUESDAYS 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Our Central Library workshop is in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust, giving us access to archives, stories and canons from incredible writers of colour. We look at form, performance, storytelling and broadening participation and knowledge of Global Majority artists. They are led by Alumni, Facilitator, Creative Practitioner and Young Identity mentor Reece Williams.

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Centre and Education Trust, Lower Ground Floor, Central Library, M2 5PD
Ages 13-25

OLD TRAFFORD WEDNESDAYS  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Our Old Trafford workshop takes place at the heart of the Old Trafford at OT Creative Space. Led by local Facilitators, participants explore poetry and performance through fun writing activities, games and discussions. It's a supportive environment where everyone, regardless of experience, can develop their skills and share their work with confidence.

OT Creative Space, 27 Ayres Rd, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9W
Ages 13-25

RESPECT & DIGNITYMONDAYS 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Our Respect and Dignity workshop is our project run in partnership with Respect and Dignity Arts. Led by Waqar Ahmed with students from across Burnley, Accrington and Nelson, they write about heritage and community with a focus on the experiences of a new generation and defining their place in present times

The Best Light Community Hub, Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7LP
Ages 13 -18

No theatre production can survive without its backstage crew, the most vital and practical members of the team.

Join our new Technical Course to get hands-on experience across the different departments: Stage Management, Lighting, Sound and Production. Work with industry professionals to get an insight into how they collaborate to make a show go from design to stage.  Opportunities then exist by invitation only to work on one of the main theatre productions in the Summer.

Dates: 12 to 14 August 2024 

Beyond Face Youth Company is a fantastic opportunity for young people of the Global Majority aged 12-16 to work with professional theatre makers in a professional studio space to learn theatre and performance skills, perform, create their own theatre, writing and movement. 

Over the years the youth company has performed their own productions such as Where’s Abi? By Titilola Dawudu and most recently their production Grow Up. We work closely with other youth theatre companies such as Doorstep Arts and Company Three on a variety of exchange projects.

Join our popular Summer School!

Young people will take part in creative masterclasses alongside games and improvisation, all led by skilled practitioners. The week will culminate with a showcase for family and friends, and is a great opportunity to get creative, make new friends and learn valuable skills.

When: 12 - 16 August 2024, 10am-4.00pm

Bursaries are available.

NDCWales Young Associates provides inspirational contemporary dance training for young Welsh or Wales based dancers aged 13-18.

Sessions run on Sundays during Welsh school terms from 10:30am – 2.00pm with some additional workshop days. Sessions are taught by the Engagement Dance Artist, NDCWales Company Dancers and guest artists.

We have a limited number of places available and successful applicants are chosen through a FREE workshop audition in the form of a contemporary technique class where dancers can show their skills, creativity and potential.

We welcome young dancers from a range of dance backgrounds. If you're interested and passionate about dance, whatever your experience, we'll support you to apply

Bursaries are available for young dancers on the programme through a simple, quick and easy process. If you are finding that money is a barrier, we can help with that. Bursary applications can only be made once an offer has been received and must be made within 10 days of receiving an offer.

This summer we are expanding our usual summer provision into a two week training and performance course for young people.

With one week spent building skills and community, before we dive into intensive rehearsals for a fresh take on a modern play in week two. Performances will be hosted at a local professional venue. It promises to be an unforgettable summer, free of charge!

Dates: July 29th to August 10th


To register interest, please follow the link below.

Spend a week immersed in Musical Theatre, experiencing LAMDA's full-time training and classes taught by industry professionals.

Build a foundational understanding on the practical techniques and approaches in Musical Theatre.

Get a glimpse into what LAMDA's full-time training looks like through this one week course. You'll be taught by industry professionals who will support you in developing the practical skills and techniques you'll need to perform Musical Theatre. Take part in classes in Acting, Dance, and Singing technique, including 1:1 singing coaching with one of LAMDA's Musical Theatre specialists.

Work on a Musical Theatre project with a professional creative team, with the project culminating in a sharing performed in the studio.

We have limited spaces remaining on our Masterclass course for 2024!

Four days of workshops, generating material and building community, the Masterclass course will develop and expand your personal, professional and collaborative toolkits. This year we are split into two strands, with participants choosing to specialise in either Physical Theatre or Actor-Musicianship. As part of the course you will develop a short performance piece, performed at Riverside Studios on the final day. 

Previous praise includes:  

Dates: May 27th-30th

This opportunity is open and accessible to all, with no previous experience necessary.

To register, please follow the links below.

We are delighted to have opened submissions for our next installment of our Sunday Sessions Scratch Nights.

Celebrating new work by young artists and hosted at the Barons Court Theatre, Sunday Sessions are a chance for anyone to perform anything! Performance slots are up to 10 minutes in length and are a great chance to test out material, play with form and style, or just get involved in performing something low stakes and fun!

Date: 26 May 2024

This opportunity is open and accessible to all, with no previous experience necessary.


For more information and to register for a slot, please follow the link below.

Fun, free weekends of intensive dance workshops designed for young dancers aged 13-21 interested in developing their technical and creative skills and connecting to experienced practitioners working with National Dance Company Wales.

Take part in a range of classes and choreographic workshops and meet other young dancers in Wales.

We welcome dancers from a wide range of backgrounds and want you to bring yourselves to the room, whatever your experience the workshops will be an open, fun and welcoming.

Saturday 25 May 10am-4pm
Pontio, Bangor, Deiniol Road, LL57 2TQ

Friday 31 May-Sunday 2 June 10am-4pm
Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, Park St, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
Come for one, two, or three days.

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