New Theatre Talent

New Theatre Talent

New Theatre Talent was our free* training programme for people from Leicester aged 18 to 25 who want to pursue an acting career, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. Featuring sessions on text, movement, singing and stage combat, the course concludes with the chance to perform in a major new Curve production with an industry audience.

The first New Theatre Talent programme is now complete. Keep an eye on Curve’s social media channels for more opportunities to get involved.


new theatre talent - an interview with actor sharan phull

Who was New Theatre Talent for?

This programme provided opportunities to people who may not feel able to pursue careers in theatre. Free places were offered to young people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds OR young people who identify as being from low income backgrounds.

What do Participants Gain?

Participants taking part in New Theatre Talent received industry level training from experienced professionals, including:

Developing skills to support further professional opportunities – training or performing.

Performing in a professionally directed show at the end of the course

Having progress monitored and supported throughout the programme by the team at Curve and actor mentors

Receiving free tickets to shows at Curve and other venues including the Royal Shakespeare Company

Access to rehearsals and performances of Made at Curve productions

Professional headshots and show-reel to support a CV

Important Dates

Module one: Classical Text – working with directors, voice and movement experts on how to feel confident performing in Shakespeare and similar plays

Module two: Musical Theatre – working with musical directors and choreographers on how a musical is made, including a visit to final and technical rehearsals for our major new production of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL

Module three: Contemporary Text – working with some of the UK’s leading directors on modern plays, exploring contemporary British life

Module four: Surviving The Industry – sessions with professional actors, agents and casting directors on what it’s REALLY like out there… Includes an opportunity to act on camera and make a show-reel piece!

The final New Theatre Talent showcase performances were performed on 24 – 25 Oct.