New Theatre Talent

New Theatre Talent Programme

Are you an aspiring professional actor?

Curve is looking for talented individuals aged between 18-25 years who would like to take part in our New Theatre Talent programme . This intensive, part-time training course will run between February and October 2018 and will provide young adults with exceptional tuition in all aspects of performance, including acting, movement, singing and vocal work.

You will receive 24 days of intensive training led by some of the UK’s leading theatre directors and practitioners, culminating in end of training showcases for industry and public.

With generous support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, 25 free places on this new scheme are available to any individuals who have not yet had the opportunity to develop their full potential.

Curve is actively seeking applications from young adults from diverse backgrounds who reflect our local community; who are not in formal education; who may not have had the opportunity to take part in arts activity or training due to financial restraints, and ultimately have a desire to pursue a future in the performing arts industry.

To take part in New Theatre Talent, applicants must live within the Leicester City Council area. If you’re not sure of your local Council, please visit and enter your postcode to find out.

There are spaces on this programme for participants who wish to pay to take part. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

What will you gain?

By taking part in New Theatre Talent participants will:

  • Receive training from leading industry theatre professionals
  • Develop skills to support you in seeking further professional opportunities – training or performing.
  • Perform in a professionally directed, live showcase at the end of the course
  • Have your progress monitored and supported throughout the programme by the team at Curve and actor mentors
  • Receive tickets to shows at Curve and other venues
  • Have access to rehearsals and performances of Made at Curve productions
  • Finish with professional headshots and show-reel to support your CV

new theatre talent - an interview with actor sharan phull

How to Apply

To apply, please send a copy of your CV including any relevant information about your experience and a short video of yourself explaining why you want to be involved in this programme and what you think you will gain from taking part to [email protected]

Key Dates

These are the key dates for participants to take part in over the course of the programme, additional activity over the year will be confirmed soon.

Auditions – from 9 – 11 Feb

Module one:
10 – 11 Mar
17 – 18 Mar
24 – 25 Mar
Wednesday 14 March we will be taking the group to Stratford to see the Duchess of Malfi (19:30 performance) at the RSC as part of Module one.

Module two:
3 – 7 Apr

Module three:
9 – 10 Jun
16 – 17 Jun

Module four:
1 Jul
8 Jul
15 Jul
22 Jul

Showcase technical rehearsals
21 – 24 Oct

Showcase performances:
24 – 25 Oct