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Founded in 1956, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. We discover, develop and launch diverse talented young people aged 14 to 25 from across the UK, providing high quality practical experience in performance and technical theatre. We pride ourselves on spotting potential and are a company of firsts, continually breaking the mould and cementing our reputation as the home of the best of young British talent. 

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Designers, Sound Designers, Lighting Designers (Midlands Based) 

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent.  

Our 2018 programme has included: auditions and interviews at a record 60 venues around the UK, more courses than ever before, productions in the West End at the Garrick, Criterion and Soho Theatres, two plays at Southwark Playhouse, performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bradford Literature Festival, four exiting new commissions for 2019, two innovative digital projects exploring Alternate Reality, a production in Hong Kong and a large fundraising gala at the Café De Paris.  

Designers, Sound Designers and Lighting Designers will work on a specific production and work closely with the director and the NYT creative team to create the show. This is a specific call out for new Designers, Sound Designers and Lighting Designers to start working with the National Youth Theatre, to work on a new workshop performance of The Hole at the Birmingham Old Rep. 

We are looking for people with a variety of experience, with a minimum of 2 professional theatre credits

Download a job description with more information here.

Download an equality monitoring form here

To apply please email a CV no longer than two pages, a cover letter no longer than one page and an equal opportunities form to jobs@nyt.org.uk

Please state in your application where you are permenantly based, and any other bases you have in the Midlands 

Deadline: Monday 10 December, 10am 


Company Stage Manager (Birmingham Based)

The National Youth Theatre is a world-leading youth arts charity that discovers, nurtures and launches Britain’s best young creative talent.

In 2019 we will present an exclusive first look at a new play written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Rachel De-lahay. We are looking for a Midlands based Company Stage Manager to work on this show.  

Rachel De-lahay is a former NYT member and a BAFTA-nominated writer. Her recent credits include Channel 4’s Kiri, CIRCLES which transferred to the Tricycle Theatre in London after a sell out run at Birmingham Rep, ROUTES and The WESTBRIDGE at London’s Royal Court Theatre and the BAFTA award-winning THE LAST HOURS OF LAURA K. This National Youth Theatre Workshop Production will star some of Britain’s best young acting talent and will feature adult themes.

Candidates should have at least three years professional experience working in Stage Management/Company Management, with experience of managing DSMS and ASMs and a proven ability to work within allocated budgets. 

Salary: £600 per week

Download a job description with more information here.

Download an equality monitoring form here

To apply please email a CV no longer than two pages, a cover letter no longer than one page and an equal opportunities form to jobs@nyt.org.uk

Please state in your application whether you have a Birmingham base and where that is in the city 

Deadline: Wednesday 5th December, 10am 


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