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. 

Start Up Digital 2020 

Too young to audition? Join the National Youth Theatre every Saturday morning or afternoon online 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. 

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A five-day online course from National Youth Theatre for 11-14 year-olds this May Half-Term, with daily sessions from 25th - 29th May

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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 on the 27th July 2020. 

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

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 – (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