Masterclass Courses

Start-Up Saturdays 

For ages 11-14 

No Audition Required 

‘Start-Up - the action or process of setting something in motion’

This brand new course will offer young people age 11-14 a chance to engage with the NYT and develop their early interests in performance before auditioning to be a member of the company. Participants will explore the NYT’s approach to ensemble theatre making during six consecutive workshops with a leading NYT director. The final week will be open to friends and family to see their work. The next course will run at The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court, London, England, SW5 9EB for six consecutive Saturdays. Spaces now available 

Six Day Masterclasses 

For ages 15-25 

No Audition Required 

The National Youth Theatre Masterclass Courses offer six-day intensive courses to anyone aged 15-25 wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in the following subjects:

Led by top industry professionals during academic holidays at our partnership theatre venues across the UK, NYT Masterclasses are the perfect way to gain further experience and receive industry feedback. NYT Masterclasses are ideal for current members wishing to brush up their skills, or non-members preparing for an audition or developing their passion in performance. 
For more information please click on the subject of your choice. 
To find your nearest masterclass, check availability and apply please click here: What's On 
or Download our Summer 2016 Masterclass Guide: Masterclass_Leaflet.pdf 
What to expect: Go behind the scenes on a Masterclass course (Click on the below)  

Feedback from last year:
'I can now walk into an audition feeling confident and prepared.'
'One of the most thrilling, brilliant, superb, inspiring, informative, FUN weeks of my life!'
'I learnt more, laughed more and was pushed more than ever before!'

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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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