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 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



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Manchester Musical Youth ‘Graduates’ proudly present their debut production


21st -23rd March 2017, Z-Arts, Hulme, M15 5ZA

£16 Adults, £11 Concessions


Recommended Age 14+ Contains Adult Themes

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements – Steve Skinner

Original Concept/Additional Lyrics – Billy Aronson

Music Supervision and Additional Arrangements – Tim Weil

Dramaturg – Lynn Thomson

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.

This MMY’s Adult group’s, ‘Graduates’, premiere production and promises to be an unbelievable show.

Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mark, Mimi, Tom, Maureen, Joanne, Benny and Angel. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe. MTIShows.co.uk

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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