FIND YOUR STAGE
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 talent to join our celebrated company of talented individuals. Join us.
What can the National Youth Theatre do for me? Find out more about why you should apply and where the experience may take you.
Give the gift of opportunity this Christmas!
If you’re looking for an inspiring stocking filler for a young person this Christmas, why not give them the chance to be a part of the National Youth Theatre’s auditions and masterclasses in 2018. Donate just £5 on top of your audition or masterclass order, and we’ll send you an exclusive NYT Christmas card and personalized Gift Card.
- Take part in a three hour workshop led by an NYT associate theatre director
- Bring a 2-3 min speech of your choice
- Take part in a short informal interview about yourself
Where can I audition?
We’re working with lots of different theatre venues and arts centres across the UK to try and meet as many young people as possible. Some audition dates are still being programmed, so before you book check the below list to find your nearest venue.
Bexhill On Sea - De La Warr Pavilion Marina 24th March
Bournemouth - Arts University Bournemouth - 3rd March
How to book:
Select your preferred venue from the list below, register and book online.Bursaries are available to help cover the cost of an audition. Applications are means tested and available to those most in need. For more information click here.
Interview to join one of our backstage membership courses
Love theatre but not a performer?
Every year the National Youth Theatre work with hundreds of young people aged between 16-25 who help bring our shows to life through their talents not just on stage, but backstage too.
Whether you are interested in lighting, sound, scenic construction, stage management or costume, there could be a role for you to be a part of our epic shows amongst our vital backstage teams. Led by industry experts, with backstage visits and tours to top theatre venues, our backstage courses give you practical experience that will help develop your interest and technical knowledge within your chosen field.
The courses cater for all levels of experience. So, if you have knowledge in your field already our industry professional tutor will be able to stretch you, or if you are brand new to backstage its a great way to try something new and develop your interest in a specific field.
If you are interested in applying to join our backstage programme you will need to attend a ‘backstage experience day’. The day is designed for you to see all elements of our backstage courses, while applying for the faculty you would like to develop your skills in.
On the experience day you will:
- Be introduced to an industry-based professional
- Learn more about the National Youth Theatre and each role within our backstage opportunities
- Take part in a problem solving challenge
- Take part in an informal interview about you interests and any previous experience
- Be given the chance to meet current backstage members and ask questions about backstage membership
We're holding experience days in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. Book your experience day now and save on our limited early bird offer.
If you are are unable to attend any of the advertsied experience days below but would like to be considered for our backstage opportunities you can book a Skype interview, however we do encourage applicants to attend an experience day whenever possible to get the most out of the day.
Accessibility, fees and funding
We are looking for a company who represent the diversity of Britain’s Youth. We celebrate individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexuality or disability. If you require any assistance on the day or have any access needs please don’t hesitate to contact us before your audition or interview on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly believe in offering equal opportunities and pride ourselves on accessibility. Bursaries are available on request to help cover the cost of an audition and course fees to those most in need. The NYT Bursary Fund is high in demand so we ask you only to apply for a bursary if you are experiencing financial hardship. They are means tested and will be offered to part cover transport, course fees or accommodation costs should you be successful in gaining a place. To apply for a bursary to cover the cost on an audition please complete an application form.
Every year young people fundraise the full amount of their audition and course fees in order to take part.Click here for information and advice on fundraising.