Welcome to Manchester Musical Youth (MMY)

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 11-19 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 3 exciting age groups.

“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”, our newest group, will cater for 18-30 year olds looking for weekly workshops and professional performance experience with our award winning, experienced creative team.

For more information on both these groups visit our Membership Page

Latest Shows

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Pirate Queen – July 2017 Z-arts, Hulme

Ticket Prices: £15 Adult, £10 Concession (OAP/Child/Student)


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By kind permission of Bouberg Productions Limited,Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)


From the writers of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, “The Pirate Queen” is an epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary Irish Chieftain Grace O’Malley. Based on her real-life story, Grace is a compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Combining classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and swashbuckling sword fighting, “The Pirate Queen” is a modern musical event that is both an historic romance and a timeless epic.

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Richard Maltby Jr. Based upon the book `Grania – She King of the Irish Seas’ by Morgan Llywelyn Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby Jr. and John Dempsey Orchestrations by Julian Kelly.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe


To book tickets use the contacts below:

Z-arts Box Office 0161 226 1912 or book online

Support Us

We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality productions, performances and experiences for our cast. Maintaining these standards is costly. If you are a business or individual and feel you can pledge your support we would love to hear from you to discuss a potential partnership.

You can support the group in a number of ways from advertising in production programmes to advertising on our website and social media pages. We are also committed to ensuring the best of Manchester’s youth talent has the opportunity to access valuable experience of the musical theatre industry. In order to be fully inclusive we offer a number of bursary places which you may wish to sponsor.

To find out more on how you can help us then get in touch here.


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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