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.


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

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 our 2019/20 Curve Young Company will open at 10am on Mon 8 Jul, and close at midnight on Sun 18 Aug.

Due to the very high demand for places, unfortunately applications made after this date will not be considered.

How do I apply for Curve Young Company?

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

Step Two
Complete the online application form, available by clicking here. 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.

Our first sessions for 2019/20 will then take place from week commencing Mon 16 Sep.

When are the auditions?

Group workshop auditions will take place on the below dates. Due to the very high demand for places, we are unable to offer alternative audition sessions.

CYC Act 16+ Mon 2 Sep from 6pm
CYC Act 12+ Tue 3 Sep from 6pm
CYC Dance Thu 5 Sep from 5.30pm
CYC Kids 7 – 9 years Sat 7 Sep from 10.30am
CYC Kids 10 – 11 years Sat 7 Sep from 1pm
CYC Musicals 16+ Sun 8 Sep from 10am
CYC Musicals 12+ Sun 8 Sep from 2pm

There is no need to prepare a piece of have done anything similar before, as our group workshop audition will be focusing on the skills of the participants.

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