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National Auditions & Backstage Interviews

2018 auditions now open


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.  

Audition Requirements

-    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.


Participating venues

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre - 23rd, 24th Feb
Barnsley Civic - 17th March
Belfast Grand Opera House - 10th Feb
Bexhill On Sea - De La Warr Pavilion Marina 24th March 
Birmingham, MAC - 24th, 25th Feb
Birkenhead - The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone 4th March  
Blackburn, The The Bureau - 17th March 
Birmingham, Old REP 17th, 18th Feb 
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre - 3rd Feb
Bridlington Spa - 3rd, 4th March
Brighton, Dome 3rd, 4th, 24th & 25th Feb, 
Bristol, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 17th, 18th Feb, 10th, 17th March
Bristol, Hamilton House 14th - 17th Feb
Bournemouth - Arts University Bournemouth - 3rd March
Canterbury, Gulbenkian 17th, 18th Feb
Cardiff, WMC 3rd, 4th Feb
Cornwall, Hall for Cornwall 17th Feb
Chelmsford, Tomorrow's Talent 16th Feb
Edinburgh, Traverse - 10th, 11th Feb
Elgin, Gordonstoun School, 25th Feb
Glasgow, Platform - 17th, 18th Feb
Guildford, G Live - 3rd March
Hull, Hull Truck - 10th Feb
Lancaster, The Dukes - 3rd, 4th Feb
Leeds, West Yorkshire Playhouse - 15th, 16th, 17th Feb
Leicester, The Curve - 10th, 17th & 18th Feb
Liverpool, Everyman - 3rd March
London, Archway Methodist 12th - 16th Feb
London, ArtsDepot - 20th, 21st Jan
London, Theatre Peckham - 15th, 16th Feb & 3rd, 4th March
London, Jackson's Lane - 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Feb & 4th,11th, 18th & 25th March                 
London, London Bubble 12th-16th Feb
London, National Youth Theatre - 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th Jan, 10th - 18th Feb
London, Toynbee Studios - 10th - 17th Feb
London, St James the Less, Pimlico, 27th Jan, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Feb, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 
London, Greycoats School (Victoria), 1th - 17th Feb
Manchester, Z Arts - Backstage Interviews 24th Feb
Manchester Royal Exchange, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 20th, 21st, 24th Feb
Milton Keynes - Stantonbury Theatre 24th Feb, 17th March
Newcastle / Gateshead, Baltic 17th, 18th March
Northampton, Royal & Derngate 16th Feb
Norwich, Theatre Royal - 15th -18th Feb
Nottingham Playhouse 17th Feb
Plymouth, Devonport Guildhall - 17th, 18th Feb 
Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres - 23rd, 24th Feb
Swansea - Gower College 24th March
York Theatre Royal 15th,16th Feb


Various across the UK

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