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Cultivate Festival

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Cultivate is an annual week-long festival produced by the Coliseum focused on theatre upskilling; an unmissable opportunity for anyone wanting to get into the any of the many areas of theatre.

Cultivate 2019 will take place across the theatre from Monday 10 – Saturday 15 June with opportunities including Open Auditions, performances and workshops including physical theatre with Frantic Assembly, acting and producing with Box of Tricks and unarmed stage combat with Kaitlin Howard.


Monday 10 June
Puppetry Workshop with Horse + Bamboo
Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

Tuesday 11 June
The Understudy: a VR Theatre Experience

Wednesday 12 June
Crowdfunding for Creatives with Art With Heart
Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat with Kaitlin Howard
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Thursday 13 June
Open Auditions
An Actor’s Introduction to New Plays with Box Of Tricks
Producing New Work on the Small-Scale with Box of Tricks

Friday 14 June
Write Here, Write Now
Creative Matchmaking with Girl Gang Manchester

**Further opportunities to be announced**


The inaugural Cultivate ran in June 2018, welcoming 200 people in to the building to take part in a variety of workshops and activities. Sessions included an Acting Workshop led by Director Chris Honer, Introduction to Producing and Small Scale Touring with Art with Heart and a Breakfast Mixer with Manchester ADP.