Auditions 2020 | UK Roadshow

Take Centre Stage | Audition for National Youth Theatre

2020 Auditions are now open for young performers aged 14-25. Bursaries available

Choose a monologue, pick a venue, have fun. 

In 2020 we are auditioning in:

Belfast | Bexhill-on-Sea | Birmingham | Bournemouth | Brighton | Bristol | Cambridge | Canterbury | Cardiff | Chichester | Chelmsford | Cornwall | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Guildford | Hull | Kendal | Keswick | Lancashire | Leeds | Leicester | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Newcastle | Northampton | Norwich | Nottingham |
Oxford | Plymouth | Reading | Sheffield | Swansea | York

Be part of something bigger. 

Please choose a venue

How can National Youth Theatre help me take part? 

We are looking for a company who represent the diversity of Britain’s Youth. We celebrate individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability or background. 

Free and Affordable Audition Routes  

  • Fee Waivers & Bursaries: Apply for support to cover the cost of an Audition or Backstage Interview
  • The Auditions Access Fund: A annual programme, delivering free workshops and audition days to 10 partners nationally with limited arts provision 
  • The Islington Pledge: Live in Islington? Check here to see if you're eligible for a free NYT Audition
  • Digital Auditions: Available to young people who live +25 miles from our audition venues, or have a disability or health condition and would prefer to audition remotely. 

Accessibility 

Wherever possible we work at fully accessible venues.If you have a question about the accessibility of a venue, or have any access requirements please get in touch ahead of your audition day on info@nyt.org.uk.

FAQs

What happens in a National Youth Theatre audition? 

A National Youth Theatre audition is a full-day experience. We structure our audition days with a 3 hour ensemble workshop in the morning, followed by a 1-2-1 audition in the afternoon. This is to give you a chance to explore ensemble theatre (making theatre as a group) and how you work with fellow performers in the room.

The workshop is also a great chance to settle into the day and calm any nerves you may have before your individual audition. 

From 10am, you'll take part in a 3 hour workshop led by National Youth Theatre Associates. 

In the afternoon, from 2pm you'll have an individual audition slot to perform a monologue of your choice of up to 2 minutes. 

Read more about what to prepare

Listen to our podcast to find out more about the day (Transcript here)


What next? 

You'll find out on 6 May 2020 whether you've been successful or not. 

If you're successful, you'll be invited to join one of our 2020 Summer Courses in London. After the course, you become an NYT Company Member, until you turn 26 - opening doors to a huge range of opportunities including getting involved in NYT productions, Creative Leadership training, free workshops and much more. 


Summer Course 2020 Dates

Backstage Course (16-25) 
Dates: Monday 3rd August – Saturday 22nd  August 2020
Venue: Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Ln, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9DF

Junior Course (14-17)
Dates: Monday 27th July - Saturday 8th August 2020
Venue: Burntwood School, Burntwood Ln, London SW17 0AQ

Senior Course (18-25)*
Dates: Tuesday 11th August - Saturday 29th August 2020
Venue: Burntwood School, Burntwood Ln, London SW17 0AQ

Epic Stages (18-25)*
Dates: Tuesday 28th July - Saturday 22nd August 2020
Venue: Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Ln, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9DF

*Suitability for the courses will be decided at auditions, based on experience and current skill-set 


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I auditioned and did the summer course in 2017, and had the best time, meeting amazing people and creatives. Now I’m in the 2018 REP Company working on our West End Season. Auditioning is the first step of what can be a huge journey. Go for it!

Aidan Cheng, ITV Harlots