Our world renowned alumni include: Zawe Ashton, Orlando Bloom, Hugh Bonneville, Douglas Booth, Chris Bryant MP, Moira Buffini, Cerrie Burnell, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lolita Chakrabarti, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton, Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Dockery, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Colin Firth, Freddie Fox, Romola Garai, Michael Grandage, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, David Harewood, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Douglas Hodge, Tom Hollander, Jessica Hynes, Jeremy Irvine, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Ashley Jensen, Felicity Jones, Bill Kenwright, Ben Kingsley, Alex Kingston, Andrew Lincoln, Matt Lucas, Freya Mavor, Gina McKee, Ian McShane, Harry Melling, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Rupert Penry-Jones, Rosamund Pike, Gareth Pugh, James Purnell, Diana Quick, Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Reece Ritchie, Ed Sheeran, Matt Smith, Sarah Solemani, Timothy Spall, Rafe Spall, Dan Stevens, David Suchet, Liza Tarbuck, Catherine Tate, Jamie Theakston, Antonia Thomas, Polly Toynbee, Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, David Walliams, Matthew Warchus, Ed Westwick, Paula Wilcox and many many more. 

Former National Youth Theatre members also include sector-leaders in politics, business, law, the media and medicine. If you’re a National Youth Theatre alumni we’d love to hear from you, get back in touch with us here.


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Auditions Guide

Each year we reach out nationally to audition 5,000 young people across 30 towns and cities around the UK; from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Each NYT season involves a variety of productions in theatres, outdoor site-specific venues and non-traditional theatre spaces, across the UK and internationally.


The National Youth Theatre now provide a range of courses which develop skills in Performance and Technical Theatre.

Courses and Auditions, when available will be on our What's On page.


The Epic Stages course is designed to equip the best young acting and production talent with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the industry.

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