Summer Courses FAQ

Recently auditioned or interviewed? 
Here are some FAQs to guide you through the process... 


When will I get my results?
We send all results at the same time regardless of when you auditioned. This year we sent results via email between 12pm - 5pm on Thursday 3rd May. 

Not received your result? 
1 - Check the email address you registered when you signed up to audition
2 - Check your junkmail 

If you still think you are missing your result please send your full name, contact information, date of audition and location of audition to auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk 
Kindly note, we never discuss results over the phone. 

How will I receive them?
No matter what the outcome, we always send results via email, so make sure your account is up to date with your correct contact details. We never give results over the phone, so keep an eye on your email account including your Junkmail. If you believe you did not receive your results email, please send your full name and the date of your audition to auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk 

Can I defer my place? 
Due to the very limited number of places we can offer each year, we are unable to defer any places or move you to another programme. 

Course information: 
Junior Course: Monday 30th July – Saturday 11th August
Cost: £480 
Location: Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW 
Accommodation: Sunday 29th July - Saturday 11th August
Cost: £481 
 
Senior Course: Tuesday 14th August – Saturday 1st September           
Cost: £725
Location: Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Accommodation: Monday 13th August - Saturday 1st September 
Cost: £703

Epic Stages: Tuesday 31st July – Saturday 25th August 
Cost: £989 
Location: Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, DA15 9DF
Accommodation: Monday 30th July - Sunday 26th August
Cost: £999 

Backstage: Monday 6th August – Saturday 25th August
Cost: £725
Location: Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, DA15 9DF
Accommodation: Sunday 5th August - Sunday 26th August 
Cost: £777

Hours of work and absence: 
We require all participants to be available for the duration of the course and cannot allow any absence under any circumstances. Our course directors need to have the option of planning rehearsals at anytime with a full company (which can sometimes include weekends and evenings). Sundays are generally a day off.     

Where can I stay during the course?

We offer local accommodation for those that would like to experience living away from home or are based outside of London. On Tuesday 8th May more information will be sent on these options and the costs involved. Accommodation provided by the National Youth Theatre is offered on a first come first served basis. 

Are bursaries available to help cover costs of fees/accommodation/travel or living expenses?

Yes. Last year we gave over £650,000 worth of bursaries to help participants take part in our auditions, courses and shows.

The NYT Bursary Fund is in high demand so we ask you only to apply for a bursary if you are experiencing financial hardship. Bursaries 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 find out more and how to apply visit here.

Bursary application deadline (all courses): Monday 28th May
Once you have submitted your form to info@nyt.org.uk , please allow up ten working days for us to review it and provide you with an outcome. Within this time you will receive a letter via email from our finance team.

Fundraising:  
We can't always assist everyone who applies for a bursary - applications are offered to those most in need. We would therefore also encourage you to fundraise if you can. 

Every year some young people fundraise the full amount of their audition and course fees in order to take part. Find out more

How do I accept my place? (Deadline Monday 28th May) 

To accept your place you will need to submit your course acceptance form before Monday 28th May using the links in your acceptance email. 

How do I pay for my course? 

1)    Log into your account via www.nyt.org.uk/user/login 
2)    You will see you have a notification on your account inviting you to a course
3)    Click on the notification and then click on the course highlighted in orange 
4)    Add the course to your cart and click checkout 
5)    Click Continue to next step to be taken to the secure online payment system 

Please note that we cannot take course payment over the phone, but we can accept cheques addressed to National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, 101 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AG. (Please write the applicants name and course, email address and contact number on the back of the cheque)  

Important deadlines:  

Junior Course
Course acceptance form deadline: Monday 28th May 
Bursary application deadline: Monday 28th May 
Payment deadline: Monday 18th June 

Senior Course 
Course acceptance form deadline: Monday 28th May 
Bursary application deadline: Monday 28th May 
Payment deadline: Monday 25th June 

Epic Stages 
Course acceptance form deadline: Monday 28th May  
Bursary application deadline: Monday 28th May 
Payment deadline: Monday 18th June 

Backstage Start date: 
Course acceptance form deadline: Monday 28th May 
Bursary application deadline: Monday 28th May 
Payment deadline: Monday 25th June  

Can I change courses? 
No, due to the limited number of places we offer we cannot offer transfers onto different courses regardless of age. 

Is my place safe? 
Please be advised we won’t offer your place to anyone else unless we have received written confirmation that you are unable to take part.

I’m on the reserve list, how does it work? 
Following our auditions around 600 acting applicants have been offered a place on a summer membership course. However, in previous years not everyone has been able to accept these places. Therefore, if an applicant declines we contact young people one at a time on the reserve list who may wish to take up the place. 

Due to the nature of how places are accepted and our aim to create a balanced company, we are not able to guarantee anyone on the reserve list will be offered a place or give an indication of how likely it is that those on the reserve list might be contacted. However, the deadline for young people to accept places on the course is Monday 28th May so if you haven’t heard from us by then it is less likely we’ll be in touch. That being said, if at any point before the courses begin a young person drops out of one of the courses we will offer their place to someone on the reserve list.

We appreciate that this will be disappointing and don’t expect anyone to hold off making other plans for the summer, but wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed meeting you at the audition and you came very close. 

If a place does become available, we will contact you via email. 

Want to get in touch? 
We’re currently handling a large number of enquiries and so in the first instance we ask you to refer to this page before contacting us. If you are unable to find the information you need you can put your query into an email to auditionsandcourse@nyt.org.uk however please be advised this inbox is manned Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and it is unlikely we will be able to respond on the same day. 

We’re of course always happy to discuss any personal or sensitive issues on the phone and our offices are open between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). We’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can and appreciate your patience.