This Week at NYT

  • Start Up Saturdays

  • 2017 Membership Auditions Roadshow

  • Playing Up Sharing

  • Bryan Forbes Assistant Directors Bursary

  • ShortFLIX

  • REP & Casting Auditions Update

  • Pancake Party

  • Alumni News

Start Up Saturdays & Masterclass Courses

Do you know a young person aged 11-14 itching to get involved in regular drama workshops? Send them our way. 

Our Start Up Saturdays course for 11-14 year-olds offers a hands-on introduction to acting and drama for talented young performers who want an insight into the National Youth Theatre and the performance industry. 

25th February 2017
Morning and Afternoon Workshops 
(running for six consecutive Saturdays)

The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens,
Earl's Court, London, SW5 9EB

Book now!
There are a few final spaces still available and prices are competitive at £25 per session (£150 for the 6 week course),


2017 Auditions have begun! #StartYourStory

On our Auditions Roadshow this week we are coming to Norwich, Bristol, Guildford, Birmingham, Glasgow and London! We can’t wait to meet all of you across the UK! Let us know how it went on twitter (@NYTofGB) or YouTube if you're feeling creative.

If you haven’t booked your audition yet, do something amazing this year and #StartYourStory. Audition for the National Youth Theatre in 2017. 

Head here to book - spaces are filling fast! 


Playing Up Sharing

Thank you to all who came along to Holloway Road last week to watch our extremely talented Playing Up 2017 course share their work.

Thursday evening saw Playing Up present their work in front of an audience for the very first time. This term they have been studying Movement, Realism and Improvisation, being graded as part of their Diploma.

Playing Up is for young people not in education, employment or training aged 19-24. Find out more here.


Applications are now open for the Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Bursary. 

The purpose of this Bursary opportunity is to learn the skills of a Director through practical experience and learning. The Assistant Director will support the work of The NYT REP Company. In order to do this they are expected to attend all relevant meetings and to assist on several productions over the course of the 8 month period. The Assistant Director will also train alongside the actors in the REP Company developing knowledge and understanding of the performer.
Title of role: The Bryan Forbes NYT REP Assistant Director
Hours: The 2017 NYT REP Company is due to run from end of April - December 2017. This is not an employment contract. The length of the role is 8 months full time, including evenings and weekends when appropriate and as required.
Remuneration: The successful applicant with receive a £10,000 bursary to support their training and development
To apply: Head here to download an application form and submit it to by midday on FRIDAY 3rd MARCH. Interviews will take place on the week commending 13th March.


ShortFLIX is LIVE! Do you have a brilliant idea for a short film? Would you like training, mentorship, funding and a professional crew to help you make it? How about seeing it broadcast on national TV?

SHORTFLIX is for aspiring filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not in full-time education, employment or training, and have an idea for a short film that tells their own story, or that of their community, heritage, identity or area.

More information and how to apply here.

REP & Casting Audition and Recall Update

Good luck to all NYT Members who have attended a Casting Audition so far this year! Please keep the below dates free in case you are invited to a recall audition. 

The deadline for casting results is 31st May, so please be patient. Everyone will hear either way whether they have been cast or not.


REP second round recalls will take place 10:00 – 18:00 in London on the following dates, so please keep them free:
18th Feb
19th Feb
20th Feb
21st Feb
23rd Feb
24th Feb

REP 3rd round recalls will take place:
10:00 – 17:00 6th March at Ambassadors theatre. 
*As there is only one third round date, if you would like to be considered for the REP please try to make yourself available in case you are recalled to audition.

REP final round will be taking place as follows:
14:00 – 22:00 on 23rd March – Holloway Road
10:00 – 18:00 on 24th March – Holloway Road
*Please keep yourself as available as possible apply here.

You will be allocated an audition date and time. Recalls for season shows will commence from w/c 27th March and will finish by 31st May.


Pancake Party

Pancake Season is upon us. Flippin' marvellous.

We're calling all NYT Members to join our #NYTFLIP challenge, and throw a Pancake Party to help us raise much needed funds for the National Youth Theatre. More info here!

When 28 February 2017 (PANCAKE DAY!)
Where Across the UK and beyond!

Invite a few friends over, get them to donate a couple of quid each to NYT and then get creative with your fillings, flips and party planning! We are asking members to raise a minimum of £10 to participate in NYT’s Pancake Party.

#NYTFLIP Have you got what it takes?

Send us a photo/video of your pancake party, flipping, creative recipes or even acrobatic skills for your chance to win an NYT Goodie Bag.

How to donate - Call us at the office and tell us about your Pancake Party, then donate £10 over the phone (0203 696 7056). You can also login to Virgin Money Giving to donate online here.


Alumni News

Ed Sheeran is on the front cover of this month’s GQ Magazine

Jessye Romeo is to star in Big Guns by Nina Segal at the Yard Theatre Jessye Romeo

Lemuel Knights has been cast in One Love the Bob Marley Musical at Birmingham REP

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