How to get involved


National Auditions – (Annual, January – March, various locations across the UK)

Every year between January & March we run auditions all over the UK to meet young talent to join our company. If successful, applicants are invited to take part in a summer course which leads to company membership. 

Six Day Masterclasses – (academic holidays, various locations across the UK) 

Open to both company members and non-members wishing to gain more experience in Acting for Screen, Audition Technique and Performing Shakespeare, NYT masterclasses are the perfect way to brush up your skills, prepare for an audition or get involved with something new. 

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 join as a company member.     

Playing Up - (Aimed at those not in education, employment or training) 

Open to both company membes and non-members, Playing Up is an OCN Level 3 accredited 9 month drama training programme, offering young people aged 19-24 the opportunity to gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Theatre Arts!

Stepping Up - (Aimed at those not in education, employment or training)

Open to both company membes and non-members, Playing Up is an OCN Level 2 accredited 13 week drama training programme, offering young people aged 19-25 the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Progression in Theatre Arts. 

Epic Stages – (Audition required, Four week summer course) 

Develop your network, knowledge & talent as a young performer, aspiring writer or director, while working with a top theatre director during this four week summer programme. Upon graduating you will become a valuable company member of the organisation leading to endless opportunities within the industry.  

Company Membership – (Graduates of: Acting Membership Course, Epic Stages and Backstage Membership Course) 

Take part in our prestigious shows, get access to TV & Film castings, auditions, ticket offers and many more opportunities within the organisation.  

Creative Leadership – (Company Members) 

Free facilitation training within the organisation for company members wishing to develop their skills in course assisting and directing. Ideal for aspiring directors to gain experience with young performers.   

Bryan Forbes Assistant Director Bursary - (Company Members and Alumni) 

An opportunity for one emerging director to train alongside the NYT REP Company supported by a £10,000 bursary. 

Productions – (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 >   

A London Theatre Experience  - Three week summer course 

A London Theatre Experience is a three-week National Youth Theatre course designed to offer a fully immersive experience in theatre making whilst developing your talent in the heart of London’s ‘Theatreland’. You will work with a variety of NYT Associates from organisations including London's National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe and the BBC.  This exclusive programme will also offer you the opportunity to perform on stage at top theatre venue the heart of London’s West End to an invited audience. 


  • National Auditions
  • Six Day Masterclasses
  • Club Membership
  • Epic Stages
  • Company Membership
  • Creative Pathways
  • Productions
  • A London Theatre Experience