Ready, Steady, SHOW!

Ready, Steady, Show

Ready, Steady, SHOW! has been in operation since 2017. It is The Civic’s programme of work for young people. We are commissioning and making work with and for the youngest members of our community because we believe passionately that all children and young people have the right to access and take part in the arts. 

We are a research and development space. That means that we are interested in encouraging our artists to take a risk, think outside the box and try to push the boundaries of what an arts experience might be. We try and support and help our artists to grow and develop during their time working with us. We work in this way because we want to try and create the very best productions for our children and young people. 

We run workshops for children and young people about lots of different things ranging from Dance and Drama to Virtual Reality and Game Playing. Sometimes this happens in The Civic and sometimes this happens in your schools and care settings. Sometimes this will be a workshop where we ask you to take part in an activity and sometimes this will mean asking you to watch a performance. We will always look for your feed back about the experience, take it back to our think tank at The Civic and feed it back into the development of the next round of work.

If you want to find out more about taking part in Ready, Steady SHOW! Please drop our Creative Producer Hannah Mullan a line on We would love to hear from you about what arts activities you would like to see taking place in your community and we are always looking for new schools and learning settings to partner with on projects! For more info about the type of projects you can get involved in go to