Creative YOU

Creativity is everywhere. Opportunity is not.     

We are part of the solution. The secret is in our name. Every year Creative Youth Network gives thousands of young people a taste and thirst for the arts and culture and the joy, life-skills and opportunity they bring.   

But we want more.   

Creative YOU is our campaign showcasing how we, you and the engaged, emerging and amazing young creatives we support, come together. 

We want to reveal how, together, we are ambition, quality, cultural democracy and social mobility in action. 

Every young person deserves the right to access creativity and development opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

It all starts with education.

If all young people have access to creative subjects in school, then talented young people from all backgrounds can pursue their passion, develop crucial skills needed in so many industries and improve their wellbeing.

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With all the pledges we’ll be reaching out to headteachers in Bristol and the South West. We hope this will encourage local academies to give more space to creativity in their curriculum.  

Bristol, being the creative city we know and love, can pave the way for other regions to do the same, showcasing the true value of creativity.  



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Eclipse is a small scale production that explores issues of gender, sexuality and relationships between young people. The first stage of the play's development took place last year following Alice’s residency within youth clubs in Bristol, which culminated in a rehearsed reading.

This is the second phase of development with hopes of the piece going on tour in the Autumn. The show will be funny, challenging, moving and provocative.

Alice Nicholas completed the Royal Court Theatres Young Writers Programme. Her recent work includes Christmas Turkey (2016) & Cinderella (2015) for Creative Youth Network, Sherman Swingers for the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and Honest for Theatre 6 regional tour 2014 including Alma Tavern, Bristol, Salisbury Playhouse and New Wimbledon Theatre Studio. 

Rehearsals will take place for two weeks commencing 10th April 2017 at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol.

Production week beginning 24th April with performances 26-28th April at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol.

Equity rates apply


We are looking for:

  • 2-3 actors
  • Aged late teens - early 20’s with playing age mid-late teens
  • Male, female and transgender applicants welcome
  • All ethnicities welcome to apply


We welcome actors of all backgrounds for all of the roles, and encourage performers with experience / training in movement to apply. We are ideally looking for actors from Bristol or the surrounding areas, but will be open to all applicants.

Apply now

To apply please send CV and headshot to [email protected].

Deadline for applications Wednesday 1st March. We aim to send out invites to audition on the 3rd March.


You must be available for all of the following:

  • Auditions will be held on Thurs 9th March from 11am to 1pm at The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG
  • Rehearsals will take place for two weeks from 10th April at The Station, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2A1. Some weekend rehearsals may be needed.
  • The production week is 24th April and performances 26-28th April at The Station, Bristol.

For more information please contact Alice by emailing [email protected]

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