What We Do

Based in Rochdale, M6 Theatre Company is one of Britain’s leading theatre companies specialising in creating and delivering dynamic, high quality and relevant productions for young audiences.

Our work is renowned for its deep emotional resonance and the dynamic combination of original storytelling, highly visual imagery and evocative music.

Founded in 1977, we create original theatre productions that:

  • Ignite the imagination        
  • Nurture the heart        
  • Challenge the mind 

Our highly acclaimed shows tour nationally and internationally to theatre venues and festivals, and locally to schools and community settings. Our rich programme includes inspiring and highly visual work for young audiences, powerful new dramas for older audiences and compelling short single voice plays for specific audiences.

Experts in producing theatre for young people"
Manchester Evening News

M6 Theatre Company also run a unique participatory programme, and work creatively with young people throughout the borough of Rochdale aged 8 - 18 years. This includes a host of drama and arts based activities such as weekly youth theatre workshops and community projects.  

M6 Theatre is an ITC Approved Manager Member.

Brief History

  • 1977 — Founded as a TIE and community theatre company
  • 1983 — M6 Youth Theatre created
  • 1991 — Priority given to theatre for young audiences
  • 1997 — Produced groundbreaking bilingual production
  • 2003 — Performed at Milk International Festival in Toronto
  • 2004 — Our new purpose built studio theatre opens
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