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2018 auditions and backstage interviews are now open
(For ages 14-25)

Whether you're looking for a place you can finally be yourself, or you've always loved escaping and being somebody else, we can help you find your next stage.

From January 2018 we’ll be heading to over 40 arts venues & schools across the UK to meet undiscovered young people to join our celebrated company of talented individuals. Join us.

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  • Audition

    London - Archway Methodist Church

    Thu 15 February 2018 10:00AM

  • Audition

    London - London Bubble

    Thu 15 February 2018 10:00AM

  • Audition

    London - The Grey Coat Hospital - Main Building

    Thu 15 February 2018 10:00AM

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  • Backstage Technical

    London - National Youth Theatre

    Sat 17 February 2018 10:00AM

  • Backstage Technical

    Manchester - Z-Arts

    Sat 24 February 2018 10:00AM

  • Backstage Technical

    Bristol - Hamilton House

    Sat 03 March 2018 10:00AM

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Courses: Acting, Backstage, Masterclasses and more

There are many different ways you can get involved and develop your talent with the National Youth Theatre. From free nine-month talent development programmes, to six day intensive skills-based masterclasses, our courses offer young people a platform to learn, practice and thrive as young creatives and as individuals. 

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The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. Established in 1956 as the world’s first youth theatre, we have nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people over 60 years. We inspire, nurture and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commissioning brave and relevant new writing and reinterpreting classic stories for our time.

We are as ambitious as the young people we serve, platforming young talent on West End stages, in stadiums world-wide and at iconic sites both home and aboard.

Our world renowned alumni include: Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Colin Firth, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Day-Lewis, Orlando Bloom, Catherine Tate, Ben Kingsley, Ashley Jensen, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Dalton, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Hugh Bonneville, Matt Smith, Zawe Ashton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and many more. 


National Youth Theatre is a registered charity number 306075 / SCO43665

It is the policy of NYT to safeguard the welfare of all young people with which it works by protecting them from neglect and physical, sexual and emotional harm. Read our full safeguarding statement here.

“The National Youth Theatre at this moment in time is incredibly important because the way my business is going, it’s the prerogative only of kids who have got money. It was my way in because we didn’t have money to send me to drama school.”

Helen Mirren Oscar Winning Actor and National Youth Theatre Alumna

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National Youth Theatre gives young people the opportunity to learn as much about themselves and how to relate to others, as they do about acting and technical theatre. Whilst some of our members go on to become well known faces of stage and screen, many others go on to be great lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and much more. Last year NYT awarded £14O,OOO of bursaries to young people in need. Supporting NYT Bursary Fund will help to ensure that financial barriers do not prevent young people from reaching their full potential. Help a young person stand out from the crowd.

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