Masterclass: Start-Up Saturdays

16 Sep 2017
Ages 11-14, new term starting 16th September 2017


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

A Saturday class for 11-14 year-olds from the National Youth Theatre

This brand new course offers young people age 11-14 the opportunity to engage with the NYT and develop their early interests in performance before auditioning to become a member of the company. 

Participants will explore the NYT’s approach to ensemble theatre making through story telling, devising, music, dance, characters and chorus. While the final week of term is open to family and friends to see their work. 

10 week term: £250 (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm) 

Location: National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Term dates: 

Autumn Term: Starting 16th September 2017 (ten week term) | National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW 
Winter Term: Starting 6th January 2018 (ten week term) | Various locations in London | Submit an enquiry here

Terms are led by a variety of NYT directors and associate artists offering an assortment of practice in every session so young people can attend more than one term and learn different skills and techniques. While course dates and term times are fixed, we do appreciate 100% attendance isn’t always possible, and  welcome participants to join in even if the term has already started. The final sharing of work is an informal, non-compulsory event, while we encourage as many participants as possible to be involved.


  • Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds
  • 10 Saturday Sessions in one term
  • 3 Hour Sessions
  • No Audition Required


Course Guide
Applications are Closed

The next term of Start-Up Saturday's is now full. If you would like to express an interest in our Winter Term (Starting in January 2018) please submit your details here and we'll get in touch soon.