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National Auditions & Backstage Interviews

Last chance to apply!


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

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, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th & 31st March, 1st April 

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
London, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith 3rd, 11th, 18th & 31st March

London, Roundhouse 24th March 

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, 18th March

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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