Are you 16 – 21? Interested in meeting new people and exploring your creativity?

Our Young Company come from a range of places and backgrounds to take part in new, inclusive and accessible projects with professional artists. 

The Programmes


When: Monday nights 6pm - 8pm
Where: Northern Stage

If you're an actor, MC, spoken word artist or physical theatre performer in the making, then the Ensemble is a place where you will be able to push yourself creatively. All workshops, rehearsals and performances will be BSL interpreted.

The Collective

Tuesday nights 6.30pm – 8pm
Northern Stage

If you are interested in meeting new people and exploring your own creativity, then The Collective is a great place to start. These weekly workshops led by a variety of artists will help you learn, build confidence and have fun along the way.

The Team

When: Wednesday nights 6pm – 8pm
Where: Byker Community Centre

If you are interested in making great stuff happen, have an idea for a project, are interested in event management, and community projects, then The Team is the place to come and turn your creative energy into a reality.  Come and make food with us, take part in creative and fun activities and learn a heap of new skills.

How To Apply

We hold a variety of Taster Workshops throughout the year. This is an opportunity for us to meet and find out more about you, and vise versa.

Over 18 - Apply Here Under 18 - Apply Here  

If you need one-to-one support please bring someone with you, and tell us on your application form how we can best support your creative journey. All three stages and our rehearsal and meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].


Your Taster Sessions will be free. Then it is £5 per session, paid for in 4-6 week blocks.

We don't want cost to be a barrier and can discuss a payment plan or bursary place for applicants with a household income below £14,500 for single families, or £16,200 for families with two resident parent/guardians.