Backstage Interviews | Ages 16-25

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. 

In 2019 we visted: 

Birmingham | Bristol | Edinburgh | Hull | Liverpool | London | Manchester | Swansea

There are no interviews available right now.

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 
Stage Management

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.

Key Dates
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 Course guide 

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.

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

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. 

The NYT Bursary Fund - Find out more and how to apply here