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Our Curve Young Company is for young people aged 5 – 19 years with a passion for performing arts, while our community company is for anyone aged 18+ to enjoy making theatre and will start up again in January 2022.
Applications to join our Curve Young Company groups this year are now closed. Further details on how to apply for our Curve Community Company will be available 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 extended our opportunities to reach a diverse range of young people from Leicester, including offering even more free bursaries.
Applications for 2021/2022
Applications for CYCC 2021/2022 are now closed but if you have any questions or would like to speak with our team, please email CYCC@curvetheatre.co.uk.
Commitment to Diversity
We welcome applications from all young 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.
Participants will develop their skills and understanding of all aspects of musical theatre from the historical to the current, realising storytelling through lyrics, text and dance.
There are two age groups for CYCC Musical Theatre; school years 7 – 9 and school years 10 – 13.
To find out more about CYCC Musical Theatre, click here.
Our Act companies are led by a range of Curve artists who are professional theatre directors and practising actors.
This strand is for young people who want to develop their skills by learning about the fundamental principles of acting to ensure their talent is able to grow. This will include developing character, voice technique, working from text, writing for performance, directing and devised theatre practices.
There are two age groups for CYCC Act; school years 7 – 9 and school years 10 – 13.
To find out more about CYCC Act, click here.
A fun playful introduction to all aspects of performance. Participants will learn all different skills used in theatre making from acting, dancing, singing and devising in preparation for our older groups.
There are three age groups for CYCC Kids; school years 1 – 2, school years 3 – 4 and school years 5 – 6.
To find out more about CYCC Kids, click here.
Curve Young Dance Company is for young performers who want to develop their contemporary dance technique, choreography and performance skills. This group is by Curve Associate Dance Artist Mel Knott, along with guest teachers and professional dancers. We welcome dancers with experience in any dance styles, or those with performing experience who want to extend their dance skills.
As part of the company you will create different projects throughout the year, devising your own pieces and performing on both traditional stages and in site-specific venues and festivals around the city.
To find out more about CYCC Dance, click here.
“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
Claim your free 16-26 Membership today and gain access to fantastic theatre for less. Benefits include:
- Exclusive 16-26 discounted tickets (two per production)
- Priority booking
- 20% discount at Curve’s Stage Door bar and Green Room Café
- City discounts
*must provide valid proof of ID in the form of driving licence, passport, Validate UK card or birth certificate.