Join Curve Young Company

Our Curve Young Company (CYC) is for young people aged 7 – 19 years with a passion for performing arts. We have Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre groups for ages 12+, and CYC Kids for under 12s, offering a taste of all three disciplines.

Members of CYC meet regularly at Curve to develop their skills, confidence and understanding of the industry alongside professional artists and creative teams. Taking part in CYC, participants also have the opportunity to perform on our stages in CYC productions, special events at Curve and as part of our Made at Curve productions.

Following Government guidance around the COVID-19 pandemic, Curve is currently closed for performances and other activities until Saturday 31st October 2020. As such our CYC application window for 2020/21 has been put on hold.

As soon as we are in position to re-open the building, we will begin to make plans around opening applications and holding auditions. All of this information will be available on our website and advertised on our social media channels, so please do continue to check these regularly for further updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Curve Young Company?

All CYC 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).
  • A Curve Young Company branded t-shirt.

Which group is right for me?

If you are aged between 7 and 11 years at the start of the 2019/20 school year, you may only apply for CYC Kids, offering a taste of Acting, Dancing and Musical Theatre disciplines.

If you are aged between 12 and 19 years at the start of the 2019/20 school year, you may apply for one or more of our CYC groups, from a choice of:

  • CYC Act 12+ (12 – 15 years)
  • CYC Act 16+ (16 – 19 years)
  • CYC Musicals 12+ (12 – 15 years)
  • CYC Musicals 16+ (16 – 19 years)
  • CYC Dance (two classes, grouped by capability rather than age)

How much does it cost?

Our CYC Kids and CYC Musicals groups are priced at £93 per term

Our CYC Act and CYC Dance groups are priced at £78 per term

The above prices include the cost of the participant’s CYC t-shirt. Performances and additional rehearsals are not charged extra.

When do applications open and close?

Applications for Curve Young Company are currently closed. Please keep an eye on this page for details of upcoming application windows as they are released.


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 application form which will be made available on our website. You will also be able to request a bursary form at this point if required.

Step Three
If your application is successful, you will be invited to a group workshop audition. A registration form – and a bursary from, if requested – will be enclosed with your audition invitation.

Step Four
Attend the audition on the date provided, bringing your registration form with you. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their session in the week following.

Step Five
Successful candidates will then be issued with payment information for the year. We will destroy all registration forms from successful candidates.

Have another question?

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

Find out more about our CYC Groups