The Coliseum was committed to supporting and developing the work of artists and companies from across the region and beyond.

We ran regular sessions and an annual festival focussed on theatre upskilling - Cultivate - as well as workshops and masterclasses throughout the year. Our Studio was a supportive, welcoming and playful creative environment to take work to the next level, it was available to artists at different stages of their careers, and we also offered the space, when available, to artists and companies for R&D and rehearsal at no cost; we loved to discover new writers and work and we hosted annual Open Auditions.

We were proud to support Associate Artists/Companies and Supported Artists, who were all embedded in the Coliseum company and had access to individually tailored experiences. 

At the beginning of 2021 we launched our Micro Commissions, offering investment, support and a digital platform for seven artists and companies to create and share work; and we  supported two artists to create performances for Pride festivals across Greater Manchester as part of Pride Stages from the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network. 

We were proud to be part of Venues North.

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