Join Curve Young Company

Our Curve Young Company is for young people aged 5 – 19 years with a passion for performing arts. Applications to join our Curve Young Company groups this year have now closed.

Our Curve Community Company is for anyone aged 18+ who enjoys making theatre and will start up again in January 2022. Check this page for further details on how to apply soon.

Members meet regularly at Curve to develop their skills, have fun, make new friends and develop their understanding of the industry alongside professional artists and creative teams. Participants also have the opportunity to perform on our stages in productions, be involved in special events at Curve and as part of our Made at Curve productions. Our Curve Youth and Community Companies (CYCC) are open to all and there are opportunities for every level of experience. This year we have extended our opportunities to reach a diverse range of young people from Leicester, including offering more free bursaries.


Commitment to Diversity
We welcome applications from all people and are keen to extend our intake from people living in  the city of Leicester and people from Black, Asian and Ethnic minority backgrounds.


If you’d like to find out more or have any questions, please email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Curve Young Company?

All CYCC members receive:

  • A full year of training with experienced practitioners in their chosen field.
  • The chance to work and create as part of a group, with like-minded young people.
  • Opportunities to perform in Made at Curve productions, and external events such as the city’s annual Riverside Festival.
  • Free workshops from guest practitioners.
  • An opportunity to receive Arts Award Discover accreditation (10–11 year olds only).
  • Free Curve 16 – 26 Membership offering a range of benefits and discounts (16+ year olds only).
  • Free and discounted show ticket offers (subject to availability).

Which group is right for me?

If you will be going into school years 1 – 6 in Sept 2021, you may only apply for CYCC Kids, offering a taste of Acting, Dancing and Musical Theatre disciplines.

If you will be going into school years 7 – 13 in Sept 2021, you may apply for one or more of our CYCC groups, from a choice of:

  • CYCC Act (sch yrs 7 -9)
  • CYCC Act (sch yrs 10 – 13)
  • CYCC Dance (sch yrs 7 – 13)
  • CYCC Musical Theatre (sch yrs 7 -9)
  • CYCC Musical Theatre (sch yrs 10 – 13)
  • CYCC Technical, Design and Production (Years 10-13)

How much does it cost?

Each group has the following fees per term;

  • CYCC Act – £88
  • CYCC Kids – £88
  • CYCC Dance – £99
  • CYCC Musical Theatre – £132
  • CYCC Technical, Design and Production – £99

Performances and additional rehearsals are not charged as extra.

When do applications open and close?

Expression of interests for Curve Young Company groups are currently closed.

How do I apply for Curve Young Company?

Step One
Read the information provided about the group(s) you are interested in.

Step Two
Once the application window opens, complete the expression of interest form which you can find here. You will also be able to request a bursary form at this point if required.

Step Three
You will be invited to a recruitment workshop. This is an opportunity for you to decide if this is the right group for you.

Step Four
Attend the recruitment workshop on the date provided. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their session in the week following.

Step Five
If you are invited to join one of our CYCC groups, you will then be issued with payment information – or a bursary form if requested – and a medical and registration form.

Have another question?

If you have a question about our CYCC application process that isn’t answered here, please contact our Curve Young Company team on [email protected].

Stay up-to-date

While applications for our 2021/22 Curve Young Company groups are now closed, we still have plenty of opportunities for young people to get involved with Curve throughout the year.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with activities for children and young people at Curve, as well as receive updates about future opportunities to join CYCC, fill in the form below.

Find out more about our CYCC Groups