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Applications for the new term are now open in Pimlico, Archway and Wandsworth.
A Saturday class for 11-14 year-olds from the National Youth Theatre
Too young to audition?
Take part in the National Youth Theatre’s only weekly Saturday class for 11-14s. Tear up the script, experience the thrill of a silent rave or devise your own play featuring your favourite TV character! Led by experienced NYT associate artists, Start-Up Saturdays encourages young people to put their passion for performance and idea’s into action. Across a ten -week term, participants explore storytelling, devising theatre, movement, music and character.
The final week of term is open to family and friends to see a sharing of the work. The programme is ideal for those wishing to develop an early interests in performance before auditioning to become a member of the company.
Cost | 10 week term: £259 (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm)
PIMLICO - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
St James the Less, Moreton St, Pimlico, London SW1V 2PS (Pimlico, South London)
WANDSWORTH - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Earlsfield Library, 276 Magdalen Rd, London SW18 3NY (Wandsworth, South West London)
ARCHWAY - 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Hargrave Hall Community Centre, Hargrave Rd, Archway, London N19 5SP
Term dates in 2019-2020
Terms are led by a variety of NYT directors and associate artists offering an assortment of practice in every session, so young people can attend more than one term and learn different skills and techniques. While course dates and term times are fixed, we do appreciate 100% attendance isn’t always possible and welcome participants to join in even if the term has already started.
The final sharing of work is an informal, non-compulsory event, while we encourage as many participants as possible to be involved. All abilities welcome.
Applications are done online, select from the below classes currently available. When setting up an account, we advise entering the participants name and relevant information with your contact details.
Summer Term | South London, North London and South West London
Autumn Term | South London, North London and South West London
SpringTerm | South London, North London and South West London
Spring Term dates (Now open for booking - deadline to book 24th Jan)
For all venues
11th January 2020
18th January 2020
25th January 2020
1st February 2020
8th February 2020
29th February 2020
7th March 2020
14th March 2020
21st March 2020
28th March 2020
Summer Term dates (Now open for booking - deadline to book 8th May subject to availability)
For all venues
25th April 2020
2nd May 2020
9th May 2020
16th May 2020
23rd May 2020
Half term (2 weeks)
13th June 2020
20th June 2020
27th June 2020
4th July 2020
11th July 2020
- Masterclass for 11-14 year-olds
- 10 Saturday Sessions in one term
- 3 Hour Sessions
- No Audition Required
- Currently available in London