Backstage Courses

09 Aug 2021 to 21 Aug 2021
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Love theatre and want to be part of the vital teams who make it happen? Apply now to join our Backstage Courses!

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 shows amongst our vital backstage teams. Led by industry experts our backstage courses give you practical experience that will help develop your interest and technical knowledge within your chosen field.

To apply for our 2021 Backstage Courses, sign up for a Backstage Interview by 31st March 2021. The Interview will be conducted online, through Zoom. 

Sign up to the Hub to book onto your Backstage Interview and gain access to a year long range of indsustry workshops, masterclass discounts and more. 

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Course Information 

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: 

  • Costume Design and Making 
  • Lighting, Video and Projection 
  • Set Design & Scenic Construction 
  • Theatre 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 you are brand new to backstage it's a great way to try something new and develop your interest in a specific field. 

Course Dates: Monday 9th August - Saturday 21st August

Location: Rose Bruford College, Sidcup

Course Fee: £450

Accomodation Fee: £430 (Accomodation is optional)

Despite the financial challenges all arts charities face in the current climate, in 2021 we are pleased to be significantly reducing fees related to applying and taking part in National Youth Theatre Intake Courses in recognition of the challenging circumstances faced by many young people around the UK. We will also continue to offer fee-waiver and bursary support for those who need it. 

For more information on about the NYT Intake Courses for 2021 you can read our Courses FAQ here.

Backstage FAQs

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


  • For ages 16 - 25
  • Backstage Course
  • Leads to NYT Backstage membership
  • 2021 Interviews now open

Apply now