How to get involved


There are plenty of ways to get involved in National Youth Theatre. If you're aged between 14-25, you can apply to join National Youth Theatre as a Company Member. Not quite 14 yet? Check our our Start Up courses

Join National Youth Theatre (+13s)

National Auditions and Backstage Interviews  
(Annual, January – March, Various Locations across the UK)  

Every year from January-March we run auditions and backstage interviews all over the UK to meet young talent aged 14-25 to join our company. If successful, applicants are invited to take part in a summer course. You can audition when 13 if you'll be 14 when the Junior Course starts in the summer. 

After you complete your summer course, you'll become a National Youth Theatre Company Member until you turn 26. 

Start Up for 11-14s | 2020 

Start-Up Saturdays 
(Spring term 2020 open for booking, London) 

Too young to audition? Join the National Youth Theatre every Saturday morning or afternoon and explore ensemble story telling, improvisation and music with a leading NYT director. The perfect way to start with the NYT before auditioning to join as a member at the age of 14.

Start-Up Half-Term
Six Day Course for ages 11-14 - (London) 
17-22 Feb 2020. 10am-5pm daily. 

Start-Up Summer
Six Day Summer Course for ages 11-14
3-8 August 2020 (Archway)
17-22 August 2020 (Archway)
South London dates tbc 

Club Membership – (Online membership, available now)

Join the club! Take advantage of exclusive ticket offers, access to online advice from NYT directors and associates and quarterly NYT events and open days. Club membership is a great way to prepare and join the NYT network before auditioning to be a company member at the age of 14. 

Be Part of an NYT Production â€“ (Company Membership only, Seasonal) 

Every year we produce a season of ambitious shows to platform young talent and support emerging directors and writers. Working with some of the UK’s top theatres and arts venues, our productions give young people the opportunity to learn on high-profile platforms on stage in from of an audience. Learn more about our upcoming season and past productions

Once you turn 15, you can take part in our regular masterclasses which take place around the UK during the academic holidays. 


  • Start-Up Saturdays
  • Club Membership
  • National Auditions