MGCfutures is a charitable organisation committed to supporting the next generation of theatre makers and theatre goers, principally through its bursary programme, mentorship and online resources. Established in 2013 by director Michael Grandage, the charity aims to introduce people to the wide variety of jobs available within the theatre, both on and offstage, and also provides vital support to theatre makers at pivotal moments in their careers.
This website has an extensive range of career profiles, which include interviews with leading theatre makers plus job‑descriptions and links to training and resources. There are also Behind the Scenes Guides for every MGC production to date. In addition to synopses and character profiles, the guides offer a truly unique insight into the cast and Creative Team’s rehearsal process, taking you inside the rehearsal room and backstage on all the shows.
As part of its dedication to supporting the artists and audiences of tomorrow, MGCfutures has previously run a variety of participatory activities, including free education performances, workshops, post-show discussions and a youth theatre. Young people have been able to meet and ask questions of actor Daniel Radcliffe (The Cripple of Inishmaan, 2013), perform on West End stages and even hold the original glass plate, taken by crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, which revealed the structure of DNA (Photograph 51, 2015). Such memorable moments demonstrate MGCfutures’ commitment to providing rare and rewarding experiences to all its participants.
“Now more than ever it’s essential to invest in the theatre makers of the future – not just to survive, but to thrive and create new and vital work.”Michael Grandage