• Frequently Asked Questions

How much does membership to MMY cost?

MMY main cast membership is £60 a month, payable 12 months of the year. Rehearsals are weekly with short breaks for Christmas and Summer. Apprentices and Graduates membership is £40 a month and Youngstars membership is payable on a termly basis.

Extra rehearsals leading up to shows, show costs and an official MMY cast t-shirt are included in the fee.

When are auditions held?

Formal auditions are usually held in the month after productions. However, sometimes a small number of spaces become available, so if you would like to join please email kimberly@manchestermusicalyouth.co.uk and she can advise you as to when the next time will be.

What do auditions consist of?

We ask potential members to prepare a musical theatre song to act and sing (preferably with a backing track on CD or i-phone/i-pad, or a cappella), and a monologue. They perform to the creative team (mums and dads are welcome to be present if they are nervous) and a decision is made that day. We are a very friendly bunch and know how nerve-wracking auditions can be so we do try to be as welcoming as possible.

Where and when do MMY meet?

MMY meet weekly at Z arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA. Auditions are also held here, usually on rehearsal days.

Youngstars meet Friday 5-6:30pm
Apprentices meet Saturday 9-10:45am
MMY Main Cast meet Friday 6-9pm
Graduates meet Wednesday 7-9pm

I would like to join but money may be an issue – is there help available?

At MMY we believe that money should never stand in the way of talent. We support a number of members with our bursary program. If you audition and we feel that you deserve a place then we can help.

What do I get as a member of MMY?

* High quality professional workshops each week.
* Full-scale professional standard productions.
* Workshops with guest professionals.
* Extra chances to perform at venues across the North West (recently we have performed at Manchester Central Library, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Royal Exchange Theatre).
* The opportunity to audition for Mountview once at the appropriate age.