Pathways is the Coliseum's umbrella training and development programme that provides young people aged 13-30, critically those who would not ordinarily consider accessing the theatre, with opportunities to take part in collaborative theatre making projects and access routes to further develop. 

Pathways: Theatre Makers (11 - 16 years)

A youth theatre project where participants practically experience theatre making from a variety of perspectives, for example, exploring the process of a writer, producer and designer, in addition to that of a director and actor. Young people will work collectively to produce project pieces and plays in a multi-disciplinary way; allowing them to explore/experiment in developing new skills within and through varied creative roles. 

Contact or call 0161 785 7000 for more information.

Pathways: Teaching Theatre (NEET YP)

The course runs on Thursdays between 9:30am - 1:30pm
from 24 March - 26 May 2022

Teaching Theatre is the Coliseum's UK Theatre Award nominated flagship training programme for young people not in education, employment or training. Participants work alongside industry professionals from a range of areas to learn new skills in a professional environment before putting their skills into practice through a range of creative briefs. Participants are assigned a mentor and supported in their next steps. 

For more information or to join contact or call 0161 785 7000.

Platforms (Recommended age 18 - 30 years)

A project-based group for young people aged 18 + to develop their skills and experiences of producing their own work. Led by the interests of the group, participants are supported in designing and leading their own creative projects with industry support. 

Contact or call 0161 785 7000 for more information.

Pathways: Network (Recommended age 18 - 30 years)

A personal and professional skills development network for young people to share and develop their creative ideas and gain industry knowledge. 

Two representatives are selected to sit on the Coliseum's board, working in consultation with 'Theatre Makers', 'Teaching Theatre', 'Platform' and 'Network' participants (representative of different ages and backgrounds) to give voice to young people. 

Sign up for project updates by contacting and a member of the Learning and Engagement department will get back to you. Tell us your name, interests and which project you’d like to join. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0161 785 7008.

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