Courses

Backstage Courses

Overview

Love theatre but not a performer? Apply now to join our vital backstage teams!

Every year the National Youth Theatre work with hundreds of young people aged between 16-25 who help bring our shows to life through their talents not just on stage, but backstage too.

Whether you are interested in lighting, sound, scenic construction, stage management or costume, there could be a role for you to be a part of our epic shows amongst our vital backstage teams. Led by industry experts, with backstage visits and tours to top theatre venues, our backstage courses give you practical experience that will help develop your interest and technical knowledge within your chosen field.

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. You can choose to specialise in one of the following faculties: 

  • Stage Management
  • Lighting
  • Sound 
  • Costume 
  • Scenery & Construction 

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 you are brand new to backstage it's a great way to try something new and develop your interest in a specific field. 

"In our view, one of the best technical theatre courses for young people. Some of our best started here". WonderWorks 

Facts

  • For ages 16 - 25
  • Three week summer course
  • Leads to NYT company membership
  • 2019 Interviews now open

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Course Guide

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  • Backstage Technical

    Manchester - Hope Studios

    Sat 19 January 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Manchester - Hope Studios

    Sun 20 January 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Edinburgh - Summerhall

    Sat 26 January 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    London - Lyric Hammersmith

    Sat 16 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Liverpool - Rare Studios

    Sat 16 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Bristol - Old Vic Theatre School

    Sun 17 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Birmingham - Mac Arts

    Mon 18 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    London - Jackson's Lane

    Tue 19 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Birmingham - Mac Arts

    Wed 20 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    London - Lyric Hammersmith

    Sat 23 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Hull - University of Hull

    Sun 24 February 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    London - National Youth Theatre

    Sat 02 March 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00
  • Backstage Technical

    Swansea - Gower College

    Sat 23 March 2019 10:00AM

    £46.00

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