Curve Young Company

We are looking for new members ...

We are looking for young performers, actors, dancers, writers, musicians, poets, MCs and creative-minded individuals to be involved in brand new productions.

You will develop your skills as a creator and performer, get close to the professional productions being Made at Curve, and have the opportunity to perform on our stages.

Every level of experience is welcome, all we ask is that you are open to try new things and have a desire to make your voice heard. Open to participants aged 7 to 11 years for CYC Kids and 12 to 26 years for our older groups. Subsidised and bursary places for all CYC companies are available.

To join one of our many companies below please complete the application form below and send to 

As well as improving performance skills, such as vocal technique, I have learnt that you can push yourself to achieve things you didn’t think were possible.” – Keir Barradell, CYC Member

Creative projects for young people

We are excited to offer a range of creative projects for young people at Curve throughout 2017. Open to all participants aged 12 to 26, you can learn new skills, get closer to new professional productions being created at Curve, and perform yourself on our stages.

We also have funding in place to offer a limited amount of subsidised and free places for all CYC projects please email with the subject line “Bursaries” to find out more.

For more information on our upcoming creative projects click on the groups below: 

CYC Musicals

For participants aged 12-26

Our exciting young Musical Theatre company has been working together for a term, led by established West End performer Sarah Ingram. We are able to offer a limited number of places to new young performers beginning in Jan 2017.

Over the course of the next two terms participants will learn and progress their skills and understanding in all aspects of musical theatre including singing, acting and dance.

Scenes from musicals, young and old, will be explored to give everyone the widest knowledge of this art form. You can expect joyful harmonies, comedic character creation and dynamic dance routines, working towards two showcases of work in our studio theatre in the week of 9 Jul 2017 and 16 Oct 2017.

For more information on costs and term dates please see below. 

CYC Kids

For children aged 7-11

Our CYC Kids group will teach valuable skills in drama, dance and singing.

The 11-week course will culminate in an end of term performance at Curve on Sat 8 Apr.

These sessions will run throughout term time and places are available for both morning and afternoon groups.

For more information on costs and term dates please see below. 

Curve Young Dance Company

For participants aged 12-26

Curve Young Dance Company is for participants who want to develop their contemporary dance technique, choreography and performance skills.

As part of the company you will create different projects throughout the year, devising our own pieces and performing on both traditional stages and in site-specific venues.

The company is currently working towards a performance piece for Mass Movement on 28 Jan 2017. There are places for new dancers to apply for the company to begin in Feb. If you are interested in joining us please complete and application form by 27 Jan 2017.

For more information on costs and term dates please see below or click here

Audition preparation and interview technique.

For young people aged 14 – 25

In preparation for NYT regional auditions in Feb 2017. Lead by Director Julia Thomas

Jan 16th, 23rd, 30th
Feb 6th, 13th

A bespoke short course to prepare for the NYT auditions on 17th and 18th Feb 2017.

This is a practical weekly workshop designed to help you choose material to perform in an audition; you will then work on the speech with a director and receive feedback to prepare you for a mock audition in the final workshop.

One of the key skills you will learn is how to present yourself to a panel and be prepared for the questions they may ask you about your experience so far, understanding of the text and interest in a particular project.

This CYC course is FREE for anyone registered to audition for NYT.

To register for the Audition Preparation short course at Curve please email

For more information and to register for NYT auditions:

Curve Young Dance Company

For participants aged 12-26

Cost per term £60
(Jan – Apr 2017 – pay by end of Jan)
(Apr – Jul 2017)
Bursary places are available through an application procedure

Dates: Spring Term
Thursday evenings
5pm – 6.45pm OR 7pm – 9.30pm

Dancers will be allocated a group depending on their age and experience.

12th, 19th, 26th Jan
2nd, 9th, 23rd Feb
(16th Feb half term week – no session)
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Mar
6th Apr

Dates: Summer Term
27th Apr
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May
(1st Jun half term week no session)
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Jun
6th Jul

Week beginning 10th July 2017 – CYC Showcase. Studio Theatre, Curve

For more information please see above.


For participants aged 12-26

Cost per term £75
(Jan – Apr 2017 – pay by end of Jan)
Bursary places are available through an application procedure.

Dates: Spring Term
Sunday mornings
22nd, 29th Jan
5th, 12th, 26th Feb
(19th Feb half term week – no session)
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Mar
2nd, 9th Apr

Dates: Summer Term
30th Apr
7th, 14th, 21st May
(28th May half term week no session)
2nd, 11th, 18th, 25th Jun
2nd, 9th Jul

Cost (April – July 2017) – £75 payable by end of April

Week beginning 10th July 2017 – CYC Showcase. Studio Theatre, Curve

Week beginning 16th October – CYC Musical, title to be revealed!

For more information please see above.

CYC Kids

For children aged 7-11

Cost per term £70
Bursary places are available through an application procedure

Dates: Saturday’s
10.30am – 12pm or 
1pm – 2.30pm

Jan 21st, 28th,
Feb 4th, 11th, 25th
Mar 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Apr 1st, 8th

Please state your preference for mornings or afternoons on your application.

For more information please see above.

To register your child email using the headline CYC Kids

NT Connections 2017

Connections is the National Theatre’s annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools.

Over the last 20 years the National Theatre has published more than 150 plays for young theatre companies to perform all over the UK.

This year Curve Young Company will be producing one of these plays.

Status Update by Tim Etchells.

Directed by John Berkavitch, Curve Youth Theatre Director

We know facts. We know secrets. We have opinions, we have intuition and we have the stage. Status Update is an unflinching and funny catalogue of the things teenagers learn, believe and have sussed out about the world. From the ridiculous to the highly charged, all these truths and half-truths are laid bare before us, without the safety net of character or fiction.


Application to perform is open to all current and previous CYC members aged between 12-18 years old.

In order to support our young performers we are also looking for young people aged 16-26 who are interested in photography, film making, sound and set design.

Selected participants will work with Curve’s Youth Theatre Director and will receive mentoring from Curve’s Design and Tech departments developing practical skills and gaining hands on experience of working on a studio production in a professional theatre.

This project will mirror the professional process of producing a new play.

To apply to be part of the design team for this production please send an expression of interest and some examples of your work to

Deadline for submission
Tue 17 Jan


Jan 17, 24, 31,
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28,
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4

Performances at Curve
Apr 5 & 6

Performance at The Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton as part of Connections Festival Fri 5 May

Join our U26 Membership

U26 Membership costs just £15 per year and includes the following benefits:

  • Access to £5 tickets for selected productions
  • 15% discount on tickets (on up to 2 tickets per production)
  • Priority booking allowing first access to the best seats
  • No transaction fee when booking tickets
  • 20% off at Curve Bar & Curve Cafe
  • Invitations to exclusive behind the scenes members events
  • Behind the scenes news and special offers through our regular Members’ Newsletters
  • City Discounts (please see below for full details)

To join our fantastic new U26 Membership contact our Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595

“Curve is my favourite place – like a second home and I have so much fun. I have really developed as a performer and I know that I have learnt a lot about theatre and performing which will help me in life.”

— Isaac Hart, CYC Member


“Curve was the first place where I felt like a professional despite my young age. Through CYC team has nurtured my talents, and has really pushed me with challenges to exceed my “limits”. Curve is one of the main reasons why my confidence has grown dramatically since my first project at Curve.”

— Kirsty Mealing, CYC Member