Regional Young Actors Ensemble

In an initiative between three partner venues including Derby Theatre, Live Theatre Newcastle and Hull Truck Theatre, young people aged between 18 – 25 years old are being given the opportunity to take part in free auditions in their local area. The initiative has been given some financial support from Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to pilot a project to support young people who are interested in pursuing a professional career in the theatre.

The projects aims to recruit approximately 30 young people overall who perhaps may be facing difficulty in progressing with their ambitions. The challenges they may face could be financial, transport, geographical location or support from friends and family. The auditions are completely free, and a short application form will need to be filled in.

For successful applicants who make it through the audition stage, each partner venue will host a series of residencies including an intensive programme of masterclasses, devising and rehearsing for performance. Travel, accommodation and food will be provided at no cost to the participants on the programme.

We have now recruited our cohorts for this year’s programme. If you would like to get on our interest list and be contacted when the next round of applications are released, please email

Without Borders

Saturday 26 August

A partnership between Live Theatre, Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre
Part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Directed by Sarah Brigham
Presented by The Regional Young Actors Ensemble

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear - George Orwell.

This high voltage street theatre explosion explores what it is to be shackled, what it is to be free and what the journey to freedom really looks like. 

A free ten minute piece of street performance exploring borders and freedom, created and performed by a regional ensemble of young actors.

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