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Young People

The Coliseum has temporarily closed to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. Although the building is closed we’re keeping our creative spirit alive with a number of online activities and competitions.


In this Section:
Young Rep Company
Oldham Theatre Workshop TheatreLAB
The Steering Group
Work Experience Week and College Placements

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Young Rep Company

16 – 25 year olds
The Young Rep is an award winning company of aspiring young actors given access to high quality development and training. 2017-2018 saw the company tour three children’s theatre productions around the North West, receive commissioning from O2 to devise a production exploring the impact of mental health on young people, and have access to free workshops at the theatre with a West End Director and other industry professionals. The company was awarded a finalists’ prize for Best Group at the Pride in Oldham Awards and three National Awards at The Family Arts Festival, including Best Family Event.

We will shortly be holding auditions for our new Young Rep Company, who will be able to take part in devised performances across Oldham, as well as performing in our yearly Summer Library tour. If you are interested in auditioning for the company, please email or call 0161 785 7006. 



Oldham Theatre Workshop TheatreLAB

13 – 16 year olds
This year TheatreLab will be delivered by Oldham Theatre Workshop at the Coliseum 6–8pm on Tuesdays. 

For more information please visit or call 0161 770 3240.




The Steering Group (TSG)

13 – 25 year olds
Our Youth Steering Group runs on a Tuesday evening from 5-6pm and is for young people passionate about theatre. The group have a critical voice in helping to shape projects, initiatives and performances whilst representing the Coliseum at Press Nights. The group will have the opportunity to shadow a UK based theatre company as part of Cultivate Festival.


Work Experience Week & College Placements

The theatre opens up to young people each year for a glimpse into the workings of a producing theatre. This is a chance to meet staff from all departments and get an insight into how they operate on a day-to-day basis through talks and practical workshops whilst also having the opportunity to work on and watch a main stage production at the theatre.

Keep an eye out for the dates of this year’s Work Experience Weeks. 

To register your interest, or for more information, contact Ben Cain on 0161 785 7006 or email


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