'Start-Up - the action or process of setting something in motion’
A Saturday class for 11-14 year-olds from the National Youth Theatre
Too young to audition?
Take part in the National Youth Theatre’s only weekly Saturday class for 11-14s. Tear up the script, experience the thrill of a silent rave or devise your own play featuring your favourite TV character! Led by experienced NYT associate artists, Start-Up Saturdays encourages young people to put their passion for performance and idea’s into action. Across a ten -week term, participants explore storytelling, devising theatre, movement, music and character. The final week of term is open to family and friends to see a sharing of the work. The programme is ideal for those wishing to develop an early interests in performance before auditioning to become a member of the company.
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. All abilities welcome.
Cost | 10 week term: £259 (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm)
MANCHESTER - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Manchester Royal Exchange, St Anns Square, Manchester M2 7DH (Manchester City Centre)
ARCHWAY - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Archway Methodist Church, 6 Archway Rd, London N19 3TD (Archway, North London)
WIMBLEDON *NEW* - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4ES (Wimbledon, South West London)
PIMLICO - 2pm - 5pm only (morning workshop is now full)
St James the Less, Moreton St, Pimlico, London SW1V 2PS (Pimlico, South London)
Term dates in 2018-2019
We are now accepting places for Term 2 of Start-Up Saturdays in Manchester, Wimbledon, Pimlico and Archway!
Applications are done online, select from the below classes currently available. When setting up an account, we advise entering the participants name and relevant information with your contact details.
Term 1 | North London & South London
Term 2 | North London, South London, South West London & Manchester
Term 3 | North London & South London
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3
21 April 2018 15 September 2018 12 January 2019
28 April 2018 22 September 2018 19 January 2019
12 May 2018 29 September 2018 26 January 2019
19 May 2018 6 October 2018 2 February 2019
26 May 2018 13 October 2018 9 February 2019
9 June 2018 3 November 2018 2 March 2019
16 June 2018 10 November 2018 9 March 2019
23 June 2018 17 November 2018 16 March 2019
30 June 2018 24 November 2018 23 March 2019
7 July 2018 1 December 2018 30 March 2019
- Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds
- 10 Saturday Sessions in one term
- 3 Hour Sessions
- No Audition Required
- Currently available in London & Manchester