Curve Young Company

Curve Young Company

Our youth theatre programme which enables young people to take part in high-quality performance activity in a range of different art forms. 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.

We are always looking for young performers, actors, dancers, writers, musicians, poets, MCs and creative-minded individuals who want to give their commitment to extending their skills as an artist. Get in touch with us if this is you!

There are opportunities for every level of experience, all we ask is that you are committed, open to try new things and have a desire to make your voice heard.

CYC Kids is for participants aged 7 to 11 years and 12 to 26 years for our older groups, specialising in Drama and Text-based performance, Dance and Musical Theatre

Our CYC programme runs alongside school term times, with holiday projects and workshops also available at certain times.
Curve has sponsorship to offer a number of bursary places each year for young people with talent and from low-income families. These can be applied for when joining one of our companies.

CYC Kids recruits each term. We have a few places available for the summer term.

All other Curve Young Companies will now be recruiting in September 2017 and Musical Theatre in October 2017.



To join one of our many companies please complete the application form below and send to [email protected] stating clearly which company you would like to join.

CYC term dates run alongside school terms, with holidays projects and workshops also available:

Autumn Term: 11 Sep – 14 Dec
Spring Term: 8 Jan – 23 Mar 2018
Summer Term: 9 Apr – 13 Jul 2018

Curve Young Company dramatically helped me push myself and improve as a performer, as well as offering amazing opportunities. The quality of the company is incredible and provided me with the training I needed to take the next step in my career.

Molly Cleere (now studying musical theatre at Italia Conti)

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 [email protected] 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 since September, led by established West End performer Sarah Ingram.

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.

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.

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

Curve Young Dance Company

For participants aged 12-26

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

Dates: Summer Term
Thursday evenings
5pm – 6.45pm OR 7pm – 9.30pm
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
Bursary places are available through an application procedure.

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

Dates: Summer Term
Apr 29th
May 6th, 13th, 20th
Jun 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Jul 1st, 8th
Jul 15th CYC Take one performance

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

For more information please see above.

To register your child email [email protected] using the headline CYC Kids

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