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Digital Auditions & Backstage Interviews 

This year we're piloting NYT Digital Auditions, where young people who live 25 miles away from our auditions venues can pay a fiver and submit a five minute video as an application for our 2020 summer courses and National Youth Theatre membership. Applications are also open to young people with a disability or health condition who might prefer to audition remotely. 

                              Apply here

Want to apply for our Backstage Courses? You can also take part in one of our £5 Skype Interview days if you're unable to attend one of our Backstage Interview days or would prefer to interview remotely 

                              Apply here


TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, is announcing a new partnership with world-leading youth arts organisation National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, TikTok for Good. Through this collaboration, TikTok is giving a voice and a platform to aspiring performing arts talent, offering them the chance to win one of 120 free highly coveted places on NYT’s nationwide auditions and interviews that take place across the country from November to March 2020.

In spring 2020 TikTok will also offer five places on NYT's February 6-day masterclasses in Acting for Screen and will work with NYT to create origional short-form drama content premiering on TikTok exploring themes of online safety and wellbeing. 

Find out more here

Digital Storytelling

National Youth Theatre's Digital Storytelling course for young people returns, designed to discover and develop a new generation of digital theatrical talent. Whether you primarily consider yourself as a director, designer, performer, digital specialist, artist or technician, this course is for anyone interested in exploring how digital technology can be used as an integral part of theatrical storytelling. 

Led by industry experts, the course will provide an introduction to a range of digital technologies currently being used by innovative theatre makers and ask how do you create a piece of theatre using virtual reality. Participants will create a piece of theatre using 360 video on this one week course, which they will then share with an invited industry audience on the final day.

Successful applicants will gain National Youth Theatre Digital Membership and all the benefits that entails, including the opportunity to work on large-scale theatrical productions and digital projects in West End theatres, leading theatre around the UK, stadiums, epic non-traditional outdoor spaces and internationally. The National Youth Theatre are grateful to NESTA for their support of our Digital Membership through their Amplified Programme. 

We're holding a free Digital StoryLab in Sheffield in January 2020. Sign up here

Digital Storytelling with return in August 2020. 

Frankenstein VR - 233 audience memebers in VR headsets at the same time

In autumn 2019 National Youth Theatre produced a new AI themed adaptation  at Southwark Playhouse that included a section of the play where all 233 audience members in the theatre wore Virtual Reality headsets. Read more here.

Watch some highlights from our Mixed-Reality work between 2016 - 2018 


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