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Audition Technique

Saturdays, 20th Jan - 17th February 2024
Saturdays 20th Jan - 17th Feb 10am - 6pm
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Aimed at those auditioning for National Youth Theatre or for drama schools, in this course you will work with a National Theatre director and learn how to feel confident in an audition setting. During the sessions you will work on a monologue, directed by the course facilitator, as well as learning some crucial techniques for representing yourself well in an audition context.

You will learn:

  • How to select the right monologue/audition piece to best showcase yourself
  • How to approach performing a monologue/audition piece, including work on text, character and staging
  • How to prepare for the ‘chat’ side of an audition
  • How to deal with nerves
  • What to expect from auditions across various contexts

The course will finish with a mock audition in front of a special guest panelist.


Course Details



January - 20th, 27th

February - 3rd, 10th, 17th

Time: 10am - 6pm

Venue: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Price: £286

Is this Course for me?

This course is aimed at those 18-30 who wish to audition specifically for the National Youth Theatre or drama schools. No previous acting experience is necessary

Am I eligible for a free place?

At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here

I have access needs, can I still take part?

Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact auditionandcourses@nyt.org.uk

What Should I Bring?

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a packed lunch and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), a notepad and pen


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk