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Young Co.

Opportunities in acting, writing and devising for young people aged 18 – 22.

The Young Co. is for people aged 18-22 who share a passion for making theatre. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Participants develop skills in all aspects of theatre making. This includes performance, writing and production. Whatever your interests, we will nurture your talents and create opportunities for you.

Through this programme you will gain a unique insight into the world of professional theatre making. It’s also a great place to build confidence, improve social skills and make friends. Young Co. projects are varied and have included performances at the Citizens Theatre, tours to secondary schools and scratch night events.

The group is run by Citz Community Director Neil Packham, with a range of guest theatre practitioners across the year.

The group runs from September-June each year, with an additional Summer Academy in August. It meets regularly on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. 

Joining Process

There are 20 places in the group. To register your interest in the Young Co., please email neil@citz.co.uk.

You don’t need to audition for the Young Co., we just want to hear why you are interested in taking part. You might have some previous drama experience, or you might not, all can apply!

We run a waiting list and new members are usually introduced in August at the Summer Academy. Occasionally some places come up at the start of the year too - get in touch to find out more. 

Between 2023-2026, membership to the Young Company is subsidised with support from the National Lottery. 

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