Masterclass: Start-Up Saturdays

18 Sep 2021 to 04 Dec 2021
Now open for booking


We are pleased to announce that our Saturday Masterclass returns this Autumn! 

We're pleased to announce the return of Start-Up Saturdays beginning this September and running through to December. Our classes are running at our newly developed building in North London and also at St James the Less in Pimlico. Digital Start-Up Saturdays are also running on the same dates and you can find out more about this course for ages 11-14 here.

Start-Up Saturdays is a 10 week term is ideal for those looking to audition for the National Youth Theatre. We welcome participants who are new to performing as well as those who have previously taken part in our Start-Up activity. 

Led by experienced NYT associate artists, Start-Up Saturdays encourages young people to put their passion for performance and idea’s into action. With each ten-week term, participants explore a range of topics in storytelling, devising theatre, movement, music and character.

'Offers a stellar beginning for young actors." 
BBC Radio 4


Dates across both venues. Booking open until 1st October 2021. 

Saturday 18th, 25th September and 2nd, 9th,16th October. 
(2 week half term break)
Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th December. 

Venue: St James the Less, Pimlico, Thorndike Street, London, SW1V 2PS
3 hour session | 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm* 

*Best availability 

Course fee: £233.10 for remaining 9 sessions 

Venue: National Youth Theatre, 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW 
3 hour session | 10am - 1pm (Sold Out) or 2pm - 5pm (Sold Out)

Looking for activity online? Check out our Digital Start-Up Saturdays running Online via Zoom here



  • Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds
  • 10 Saturday Sessions in one term
  • 3 Hour Sessions
  • No Audition Required
  • Currently available in London
  • £259 for 10 sessions

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  • London - St James the Less, Pimlico

    18 Sep 2021 10:00AM

    6 slots available
  • London - St James the Less, Pimlico

    18 Sep 2021 02:00PM

    17 slots available