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 and have a package of support with dedicated space for artists making work for children and families. For more details on this please email Zoe@z-arts.org

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

Our current tenants

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