The show doesn't stop when the curtain comes down... in fact, the party has just begun.
Working closely with our partners we empower people and communities locally, nationally and online through creative outreach projects.
And we offer an array of professional development opportunities for LGBTQ+ and working class artists too.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Creative Talent Development
This spring we're relaunching our LGBTQ+ talent development programme with a range of opportunities for theatre-makers, creatives, producers, and backstage crew in Greater Manchester.
First Dibs has three strands: Step Up, Glow Up and Get Together. Each strand has a range of activity, find out more below.
an opportunity for LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew to workshop an idea or career challenge with a professional mentor
Glow Up Sessions will take place from March to May - full details announced soon. Sign up to the First Dibs database below to ensure you don't miss out!
an opportunity for LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew from Greater Manchester to glow up their CV, portfolio or website, or set some career goals
Glow Up Portfolios will take place from March to May - full details announced soon. Sign up to the First Dibs database below to ensure you don't miss out!
First Dibs is for early-stage career LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew based in Greater Manchester (or those looking to change career path or diversify their skill set).
Sign up to our database below to get first dibs on First Dibs!
Being in the database has other benefits - we'll forward opportunities from our partners, and offer free tickets to our shows, workshops and networking events too (limited places offered on a first booked first served basis)
Paid talent development placements for LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew in Greater Manchester
Are you an early-stage career LGBTQ+ creative, producer or backstage crew member in Greater Manchester? Or perhaps you’re established but want to learn a new skill, diversify your portfolio, or switch lanes?
Our programme of paid talent development offers creative skills development, project placements and entry-level job opportunities to help LGBTQ+ people step up in their creative careers.
Drop-in talent development opportunities for LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew in Greater Manchester
Are you an early-stage career LGBTQ+ creative, producer, backstage crew member or majority LGBTQ-led start-up or collective in Greater Manchester? Feel like your career is treading water? Unsure of the next step to make your next project a reality?
Our drop-in talent development opportunities include mentorship sessions, shadowing opportunities and professional skills sharing workshops to help give you, your project or career the glow up it deserves.
A place for LGBTQ+ creatives, producers and backstage crew in Greater Manchester to connect, network and socialise
Are you an LGBTQ+ creative, producer or backstage crew member or majority LGBTQ-led start up or collective in Greater Manchester? Want to connect, network and socialise with other like-minded LGBTQ+ people?
Our Get Togethers include network events, industry chats, socials and free tickets for shows to help the LGBTQ+ creative workforce to thrive.
Communty-led creative outreach programmes