Theatre in Manchester

New Live Theatre is an independent theatre company producing brand new theatre in Manchester & Lancashire, UK.

New Live Theatre Company produces comedy and drama plays and promotes some of the best theatre talent around.



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Manchester Acting Classes


Our Manchester Drama School offers Adults Acting Classes from beginners to advanced. Join Us!

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VIP Manchester


Would you rather live your life in the public eye or not be seen at all? RETURNS SOON!

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Happyminds Hospital Manchester


The unconventional play with a personality disorder of its very own. BOOK NOW - MAY 2018!

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Join Adult Acting Classes in Manchester this September

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Manchester Hub Drama, our training brother company, is now accepting new student Actors aged 18-60+ to begin Acting Classes in Manchester this September. Applications are being accepted from fresh new talent and actors with experience.

Actors from Manchester Hub Drama will be performing in their next Actors Showcase on Sunday 11th October at the Eagle Inn Theatre space with invited guests, across from Blueprint Recording Studios where classes run. Classes run Sunday and Wednesday and Actors from all classes have the option to take part. A fantastic local Acting Agent is booked in to visit Sunday class in a couple of weeks to watch and offer advice to Actors and Actors from the new Wednesday class will have this opportunity in the coming months.

5 Actors from our Acting Classes have recently been cast in a production of ‘Spook Manor’, a dark comedy-thriller play perfect for Halloween, which will show 26-27th October in Manchester.

For more information on Acting Classes for Adults in Manchester, please visit the Manchester Hub Drama website at

Manchester Acting Classes for Adults


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Our 1 day intensive ’back to basics’ acting workshop is returning this August to Manchester. The ‘Bactor Basics’ 1 day intensive workshop covers the basics of becoming an Actor and is ideal for complete beginners or those with some basic acting experience who are interested in working professionally in theatre & TV or those looking to build confidence.

The acting workshop will cover: attitudes for acting, basic script analysis and scene work session, some basic acting technique and character building, how to prepare for your first professional audition, advice on finding the right professional training for you, basic marketing and networking advice, advice on headshots, how to create an acting CV and how to start finding auditions.

After this Workshop you should know a little more about yourself as an Actor and we can help to point you in the right direction for future training establishments to match your areas of interest and towards gaining experience.


Suitable for: Complete Beginners – Intermediate (Ages 16-99)
When: Tuesday 4th August
Running: 5pm-10pm

The course is just £29.99 per person and can be booked online via the link below.

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Writers Opportunities for Manchester Theatre Showcase 2015

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Manchester Theatre Showcase 2015

We are excited to announce that script submissions will open for the annual Manchester Theatre Showcase on Monday 1st June 2015.

The Manchester Theatre Showcase is a showcase competition founded by New Live Theatre in 2012 to provide a free platform for local Writers, Directors and Actors to showcase themselves to local invited agents, theatre companies and freelance producers and directors, as well as public audiences. Each year ONE scene from a selection of BRAND NEW plays is showcased.

An exciting, face-paced event, the showcase asks every audience member to VOTE for their favourite play and the winner is announced at the showcase after party on the final night of the event. The winning play is awarded a full length, short production run in Manchester City Centre.




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It's never too late to get involved in theatre. André Tchaikowsky bequeathed his skull to the RSC, which was used to play the famous Yorick in the 2008 production of Hamlet.



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