Z-arts residents

Z-arts is proud to be home to a range of creative tenants who are based in the building.

These tenants work in partnership with Z-arts to transform the organisation into a true creative zone where people can share experience, ideas and inspire each other.

As well as the creative companies and artists who reside at Z-arts full time we also frequently invite guest artists to be in residence when a project fits.

Previous guest residencies have been supported by ACE Grants for the Arts.

Our current tenants

hÅb & Word of Warning

hÅb is a producer, promoter and strategic advocate of contemporary performance practice in the North West. It specialises in development opportunities for artists and delivers an incoming performance programme for audiences in a range of Manchester venues (including Z-arts) as Word of Warning.
0161 232 6086

ODD Arts

Odd Theatre Community Interest Company was founded in 2004 and is committed to working creatively with vulnerable and excluded groups for positive and realistic results. The company manages and facilitates creative, issue- based workshops within the Criminal Justice System, community and education sector.

Issues explored include drug and alcohol abuse, cultural diversity, victim awareness, mental health, bulling and anger management. Odd Theatre question issues pertinent to offence related behaviour, help to identify personal responsibility, enhance thinking skills and increases self-confidence and self-awareness for participants.


Sustained Theatre Up North

Sustained Theatre is a movement working to create a new inclusive landscape for British Culture to flourish regionally, nationally and internationally.

They aim to keep issues relating to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic theatre artists and practitioners alive and in the national debate and to sustain an environment of progressive thinking and action that will redress the balance and shake up the national arts landscape.
By providing a platform for creativity and presentation they hope to level the playing field for a sustainable future.

Manchester Musical Youth

Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) is an award winning theatre company for young performers in Greater Manchester brought to you by an established, experienced and successful artistic team, with a track record of creating the very best in youth theatre productions including Jekyll and Hyde (2015), Hot Mikado (2015), Little Shop of Horrors (2016), Les Miserables (2016) and Legally Blonde (2017).

Their aim is to bring together, encourage and develop the most talented performers throughout the Greater Manchester area, aged between 8-30 years old, so that they can experience the highest, most professional standard of musical theatre outside the West End. They strive for excellence in every aspect of their productions and believe that age is no barrier to quality.


If you’re interested in becoming a possible Z-arts resident and renting office or desk space call us on 0161 226 1912 or email liz@z-arts.org