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Young Company

Young Company is for anyone aged 14 – 21 who would like to explore their creativity, use their voice to influence others, make new friends, discover who they are and discover who they can be.

As of 2022, the new look Young Company includes several individual programmes, offering a broad range of creative experiences for a broad range of young people.

Whether you’re interested in making performance, developing offstage skills, learning more about yourself, watching and discussing creative work, or bringing about change through social activism, we have a Young Company programme for you.

The young people we work with play an active role in the running of their programmes, informing and shaping their own involvement and experiences. Alongside this they take on leadership roles, influencing change both within and beyond the Northern Stage walls.

Northern Stage is a safe space of purpose, imagination, and belonging for young people and we ensure that every young person we work with feels welcome as part of a supportive community.

A performer in a wheelchair speaks into a mic, while other performers knelt down look on

How Do I Join Young Company?

All of our Young Company programmes are completely free to take part in, all you need to do is apply.

Whilst places are limited on each programme, we guarantee that in the event that of your first programme choice being unavailable, we’ll do our absolute best to offer you an alternative opportunity.

If you’re interested in applying or finding out more, please follow the links below to the individual programme pages.