Welcome to the Manchester Musical Youth Official Website

Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) is an award winning theatre company for young performers in Greater Manchester brought to you by an established, experienced and successful artistic team, with a track record of creating the very best in youth theatre productions.

Our aim is to bring together, encourage and develop the most talented 5-30 year old performers throughout the Greater Manchester area so that they can experience the highest, most professional standard of musical theatre outside the West End. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our productions and believe that age is no barrier to quality.

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Manchester Musical Youth is expanding!

Manchester Musical Youth now has 4 exciting age groups.

“Youngstars” is our newest age group, open to 5-8 year olds. The focus is on fun, building confidence and laying the foundations in all disciplines associated with musical theatre.

“Apprentices” is open to 8-12 year olds with a love of Musical Theatre and Performance and will aim to develop professional skills through fun, engaging workshops and productions.

“Manchester Musical Youth” still provides outstanding quality Musical Theatre workshops and performance opportunities for 13-18 year olds.

“Graduates”, catering for 18-30 year olds looking for weekly workshops and professional performance experience, began their journey in May 2017 and will debut with ‘Rent’ in March.

For more information on both these groups visit our Membership Page

Latest Shows


Half a Sixpence

Half a Sixpence

A Musical based on the novel KIPPS by H G Wells
Book by Julian Fellowes
Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-Author of Original Musical and Original Music and Lyrics David Heneker MBE
Co-Author of Original Musical Beverley Cross
Co-Creator Cameron Mackintosh

18th-21st July 2018 7:30pm

Z-arts, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA

Manchester Musical Youth are unbelievably excited to return to Z-arts with an exclusive amateur premiere of the Flash, Bang, Wallop New Musical ‘Half a Sixpence’. Fresh after it’s recent success in the West End this exciting new rewrite of the popular classic includes some fabulous new songs such as ‘Pick out a Simple Tune’, as well as the well known anthems such as ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’ and ‘Half a Sixpence’.

Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper’s assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur – but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.

Tickets £16 Adults, £11 Concessions

Support Us


NotJustTravel are Manchester Musical Youth’s Official Travel Partners. This is an excellent opportunity to not only get great deals on your holidays and travel plans, but also support MMY in our quest to maintain the highest professional standards of youth theatre.

Every holiday booked through our lovely travel agent Lorraine Robinson benefits MMY. To find out more and enquire about your holiday plans follow the link below.


Beryl Mottershead

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed your launch event. The harmonies were incredible, so much young talent. Well done and wishing you every success in the future. The phoenix has risen.

MMY Parent

The most professional youth musical theatre youth group in the North West. They take the most talented young performers and offer them the chance to develop & grow whilst offering back to their community!

Jess Porter (Cast)

The experience I’ve gained is unreal and because of Kimberly and Dan I feel myself going from strength to strength. I’m part of the MMY family. I get to do something I love more than anything in the world, surrounded by the people I love most in the world.

Sheila Blair (Parent)

If you are a young person 10-19 who is serious about a career in Musical Theatre and want the very best foundation, come and train with MMY. Professional ‘West End’ coaching in the North West.

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