Masterclasses & Short Courses

Various dates / locations
2021 Masterclasses open for booking (April - Aug)


Weekly weekday evening Digital Masterclasses and Saturday Start-Up Digital courses. 2021 Masterclasses are now open for booking and running online from April 2021

Summer Masterclasses running online and at National Youth Theatre taking place from July - August 2021 

Masterclasses provide a platform for you to hone your performance skills, gain confidence and work with experts who will give direct personal feedback. Led by NYT Specialist Associates, Digital Masterclasses are the perfect way to gain further experience.

They are ideal for current members wishing to brush up their skills, or non-members who want to gain knowledge and an insight into our organisation. 

Online Spring Term Masterclasses 

For 15-25s

For 11-14s

  • Start-Up Digital courses for 11-14-year-olds are now open for booking. Get involved with a ten week term starting 24th April 2021. Book here

Spring Term Costs

5 Weekly Sessions

  • Spoken Word - £60
  • Acting for Video Games - £60
  • Comedy and Improvisation - £60
  • Acting for Screen and Self-Taping - £60
  • Writing for Stage and Screen - £60
  • Performing Shakespeare on Stage and Screen - £60
  • Directing - £60

Fees for international work and courses will vary

10 Weekly Sessions

  • Start-Up Digital - £120

Register here to be the first to know when new masterclasses and Start-Up courses open for booking

Masterclass Discounts 
National Youth Theatre Members and Hub Subscribers are eligible for Masterclass discounts. Please note that Masterclass discounts apply to in-person Masterclasses taking place in the Spring and Autumn terms. Please note that Masterclass discounts do not apply to digital masterclasses which are currently running at a reduced price. 

Summer Masterclasses

Five day NYT Masterclasses take place in Summer 2021. 

For 11-14s

For 15-17s

For 18-28s

Summer Masterclass costs 

5 daily sessions across 1 week

  • Start-Up Digital : £120 (10am-1pm for five days) 
  • Start-Up Summer: £240 (10am-5pm for five days)
  • Re-Start Digital : £120 (10am-1pm for five days) 
  • Re-Start Summer: £240  (10am-5pm for five days)
  • Acting for Screen / Writing for Stage & Screen / Directing & Facilitating : £260 (10am-5pm for five days)

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.


  • Masterclass for ages 15-25
  • 5 consecutive weekly sessions
  • Start-Up Digital! for ages 11-14
  • 10 weekly sessions
  • Open to Members & Non-Members
  • No Audition Required