Do you want to be in our next Young Company? Applications are now open!

Young Company is for young people who are looking for a welcoming space to be creative and connect with others, as well as those with a curiosity about theatre who want to develop skills within the North West’s largest and only full-time text based producing theatre.

We’re looking for Makers, Writers and Performers to work with us weekly September 2024 – July 2025. As a Young Company member you will have access to Royal Exchange Theatre’s sector-leading creatives and learn the fundamentals of theatre-making. Performers will have performance opportunities and Writers & Makers will have the opportunity to have their work platformed and performed, and receive feedback.

Performers 1 (ages 14-17) & Performers 2 (ages 18-25*) – for people who like performing, acting, working in groups and trying out new styles of theatre.

Makers (ages 16-25*) – for those interested in the behind-the-scenes areas of making theatre – directing, lighting & sound, design, stage management & producing.

Writers (ages 16-25*) – for anyone who likes storytelling and is interested in writing for stage. You might be a poet or a songwriter but want to learn more about playwriting.

*For those over 21 will prioritise applications from people who are underrepresented in theatre including but not limited to disabled young people, D/deaf young people, neurodivergent young people, Global Majority young people, working class young people.

Masterclass and Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for the 'Laura Head' Sound Internship on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to further their theatre career and gain the experience to become a Sound professional on a large-scale commercial production.

This internship has been created in memory of Laura Head, a committed, valued and much missed member of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Sound team.

The Trainee Production Assistant position is a great opportunity for an aspiring theatre professional to work at an independent producing theatre, developing a broad range of skills that will support a career as an arts producer or manager.

In a small and highly achieving producing office, the Trainee Production Assistant will gain hands-on experience in theatre administration across a diverse programme of work. The Trainee Production Assistant will support the General Manager & Producer across day-to-day office administration, scheduling and coordination, financial reconciliation, recruitment of staff and artists, and producing support.

Apply for our free 15-day accelerated training course for theatre and venue technicians

Event Ready: Accelerated Training for Theatre and Venue Technicians is a 15-day course designed to take you on a journey into the heart of the performance events industry, ignite your passion and propel you towards a thriving career. Dive headfirst into a comprehensive curriculum that equips you with the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel in this exhilarating field.

We are actively seeking individuals who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds to the event technician role. We are looking for people who may never have previously considered a career in this industry before.

If you're excited about dance and eager to grow your HR skills within a creative organisation, we have the perfect entry-level opportunity for you…

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for over 50 years. In a changing landscape, their mission for the future remains steadfast: they are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential.

The Place is excited to be looking for an HR assistant trainee to play a key role in supporting the organisation by providing excellent customer service, efficient systems, and first-class organisational skills.

This role is an opportunity to develop a career within HR through on-the-job learning and project work. Over the course of 12 months, you will gain experience in a key area within arts administration and will work with stakeholders across the organisation from both Arts Council and Higher Education funded departments.

Connections is the National Theatre’s annual, nationwide youth theatre festival. The programme is 30 years old and has a history of championing the talent of young people from across the UK.

Applications for Connections 2025 are now open, and will close on Monday 8 July 2024 at midday.

Every year, Connections commissions new plays for young people to perform. The programme brings together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. In 23/24, we worked with over 250 youth companies from every corner of the UK.

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

Creative Youth Network (CYN) is committed to providing young people with new and exciting opportunities to broaden their skills and prepare them for life as an adult.


Creative Youth Network is a growing charity working with young people across the West of England.  By building long lasting relationships, offering courses, support, drop ins and a range of arts and performance programmes we aim to help vulnerable young people reach their full potential. 


Creative Youth Network also owns and manages a number of properties where we run our youth services, such as youth clubs and events. Trustees are volunteers with a passion for young people. The trustee role is unpaid, but the money you spend on travelling to meetings can be claimed and reimbursed. A full induction will be provided, and trustees are expected to attend around 7 meetings a year along with a half day strategic planning session. 

Energy Train is a free 6-week course for people aged 15+ and living with a disability. Hosted at the Millennium Forum, you will learn DJ skills from Oliver Brown and Silver Fox Entertainment DJ Compere Kevin Boyle.

Please email Lisa for more information.

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