Backstage Interviews | Ages 16-25

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16-25, love theatre and want to join our vital backstage teams? 

Applications are now open for where backstage interviews in Birmingham, Manchester and London to meet young people who have a creative flare for design and making theatre happen. 

If you're successful in your interview you'll be invited to join our three week long summer Backstage Courses in London, where you'll specialise in one of the following: 

  • Costume Design and Making 
  • Lighting, Video and Projection 
  • Set Design & Scenic Construction 
  • Sound Design and Composition 
  • Stage Management
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    How can National Youth Theatre help me take part? 

    We are looking for a company who represent the diversity of Britain’s Youth, check out some of our free and affordable routes to join NYT 

    • Fee Waivers & Bursaries: Apply for support to cover the cost of an Audition or Backstage Interview
    • The Islington Pledge: Live in Islington? Check here to see if you're eligible for a free NYT Audition
    • Digital Interviews: For young people who would prefer to Interview remotely 

    Wherever possible we work at fully accessible venues.If you have any access requirements please get in touch ahead of your interview day on


    What happens in a National Youth Theatre backstage interview? 

    A National Youth Theatre backstage interview is a full-day experience. 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 interview slot to tell us more about why you'd like to join the course

    What next? 

    You'll hear 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. 

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