Find your stage | Interview for National Youth Theatre
16-25, love theatre and want to join our vital backstage teams?
Until 25th May 2019 the National Youth Theatre will be running backstage interviews across the UK to meet young people who have a creative flare for design and making theatre happen.
Looking for inspiration? Check out our video with advice from National Youth Theatre Alumnus and Designer Gareth Pugh.
Interviews are held in
Birmingham | Bristol | Edinburgh | Hull | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Swansea
The National Youth Theatre Backstage Courses are three week industry-led courses for young people aged 16 – 25 who have successfully interviewed to join the National Youth Theatre as a Backstage Member.
Build your portfolio, expand your experience and gain feedback from 1:1 mentoring sessions. Find your stage in 2019.
You will learn about and can choose to specialise in one of the following departments:
Costume Design and Making
Lighting, Video and Projection
Set Design & Scenic Construction
Sound Design and Composition
The courses cater for all levels of experience. So, if you have knowledge in your field already, our industry professional tutor will be able to stretch you.
Or if the world of backstage is new to you, it's a great way to try something new and develop your interest in a specific field.
12 January 2019 - 31 March 2019 | National Auditions and Backstage Interviews take place across the UK
2 May 2019 | Results Day | Please note that if your Backstage Interview day is the 28th April or 25th May we will be in touch with your results date soon.
Summer 2019 | Summer Courses Dates
Backstage Course (Ages 16-25)
Monday 5th August - Saturday 24th August 2019
Rose Bruford College, DA15 9DF
Backstage Interviews on 28th and 25th April
Please note that if your Backstage Interview day is the 28th April or 25th May we will be in touch with your results date soon.
If you are selecting a Skype Interview, please disregard your automated email for public centre Backstage Interviews we will be in touch with a Skype Interview Pack to help you prepare for the day.
We appreciate how it may not be possible in some cases to travel to the site so we have extended the application process for our Backstage Course to Skype Interviews for the 31st March.
Skype Interview applicants will receive an extended 20 minute interview slot.
How can the NYT help me take part?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a range of bursaries to help those facing financial hardship in order to take part in our auditions, courses and productions as well as help with travel expenses, course fees and living costs.