Manchester's most boisterous night of slam poetry is back at The Blues Kitchen.

One Mic Stand brings together Manchester’s music and spoken word and music scene in one big night of captivating performances. Poets are given three minutes each to wow industry judges, with their words and delivery to gain the top spot, bragging rights and a cash prize.

Come down for a night of music headliners, poets and stellar performance poetry - tickets sell out quickly, so make sure you don't miss out!

Date: 30 May 2024

Doors: 7:00pm
Start Time: 7:30pm

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.

In September 2023 we will launch our newest satellite academy, Phoenix Youth Academy Oldham, in partnership with Oldham Sixth Form College. The Youth Academy programme provides high quality pre-vocational dance training for talented young dancers aged 13 – 18 interested in pursuing a career in dance. Students access a 90-minute lesson each week to develop excellent contemporary technique.

Throughout the year, students work with current and former Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers and internationally acclaimed choreographers. Dance pieces are created during intensive courses that take place during school holidays which are then showcased at various dance platforms across the UK.

Phoenix Youth Academy was founded in Leeds in 2009. Since then, many of our graduates have gone on to successfully audition for numerous leading conservatoires including:

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Ailey School, Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts and Urdang Academy.

Two Phoenix Youth Academy graduates have succeeded in being category finalists in the BBC Young Dancer competition.

Audition: 18 June

Theatrical Media Make-Up is an exciting career for people who are creative and have a passion for hair and beauty in the performance and media industries. It is a competitive career but with the right skills, experience and hard work you can open up a world of opportunities.

On this course you'll be introduced to the artistry of hair, make-up and special effects make-up for the stage. Working closely with our Performing Arts department and through external work experience you will develop and refine your creative skills and build your portfolio of work.

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