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Aged 11-25? Join our Hub and become part of our creative community today. 

Please note that online auditions are currently closed for 2021 summer intake courses. Register your interest here to be notified when auditions open later this year for 2022 summer intake courses. 

  • Attend 2 live online workshops with Industry pros every month
  • Watch interviews with leading Industry Voices on-demand
  • Audition to become an Acting Member (14-25s) *Re-opening in Autumn 2021 
  • Interview to become a Backstage Member (16-25s) Re-opening in Autumn 2021 
  • Take part in training in Key Skills, Creative Leadership & Inclusive Practice
  • Get Exclusive Content and Resources 
  • Unlock Discounts*, Merch & More

Sign up as a Hub-scriber

£2-a-month / £24-a-year
Bursaries available

Access talks with leading industry professionals.


How will auditions work in 2021? (For ages 14-25)

Auditions are now open for young people across the UK who are aged 14-25 on the 1st August 2021. 

  1. To become an Acting Member in 2021, sign up to the Hub to submit an audition video
  2. We'll invite those we would like to meet again to a live digital recall in February or April 2021
  3. Everyone will find out by 12th May 2021 if they've successfully gained a place on one of our Acting Intake Courses
  4. After completing an Intake Course you become an National Youth Theatre Acting Member

Acting Membership opens doors to performing in NYT productions, accessing external professional castings audition, Creative Leadership training, Made by Members, workshops and more. 

Read our Auditions Guide for more information on what to prepare for your audition. 

The final deadline to submitt your first round self tape to be considered for the intake courses in 2021 is Wednesday 31st March 2021 by 4pm. 

How will backstage interviews work in 2021? (For ages 16-25)

Interviews are now open for Backstage Courses in Stage Management, Costume Design & Making, Lighting, Video & Projection, Set Design & Scenic Construction, Theatre Sound and Composition. 

  1. To become a Backstage Member in 2021, sign up to the Hub and book an interview slot 
  2. We'll invite those showing most potential to attend a Backstage summer intake course.
  3. Everyone will find out by 12th May 2021 if they've successfully gained a place on our Backstage Intake Courses
  4. After completing an Intake Course you become an NYT Backstage Member

Backstage Members are a vital part of our creative community. They take up key roles on our productions, Inclusion projects, events, and get access to external opportunities, Creative Leadership training and mentoring from industry experts.

Read our Backstage Guide for more information on how to prepare for your Interview. 

Aged 11-13 and want to get involved? If you’re 11-13 the Hub is a great introduction to National Youth Theatre, where you can access Start-Up discounts, skill-workshops and resources before you can audition when you turn 14. 

How we can support you to take part 

We are looking for a company who represent the diversity of Britain’s youth in all its forms. We celebrate difference and do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability or background. 

  • Fee Waivers & Bursaries: Apply for support to cover the cost of your Hub subscription Read more about this here
  • The Auditions Access Fund: A annual programme, delivering free workshops and audition days to 10 partners nationally 
  • The Islington Pledge: Live in Islington? Check here to see if you're eligible for a free Hub subscription

Accessibility If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made in order for you to take part in our activity please get in touch on / 020 7561 8661

*Masterclass Discounts 
National Youth Theatre Members and Hub Subscribers are eligible for Masterclass discounts. Please note that Masterclass discounts apply to in-person Masterclasses taking place in the Spring and Autumn terms. Please note that Masterclass discounts do not apply to digital masterclasses which are currently running at a reduced price. 

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