Book now for Schools Auditions 2021

National Youth Theatre Schools Auditions

Every year we meet inspiring teachers and students when we work with schools across the nation in the search for talented performers aged 14-25.
If you are interested in arranging an audition day we would be delighted to arrange a date. Apply by Friday 12th March 2021.

We are pleased to announce a Digital Schools Audition package so that students who were interested in getting involved this year can still audition with us in 2021 whilst they continue their education remotely. 

In response to the current school closures, we understand that it is a dificult time for teachers and students across the UK. Read more about the free online workshops and Careers Fair availble soon this term.

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Digital Schools Audition package 
3 hour online workshop for up to 25 students exploring self-tape and audition technique 
Hub subscription for each student auditioning including year-long access to online industry workshops and events

Students will have a two-step digital audition process
Round 1: Submit a self-tape via the Hub online by Wednesday 31st March at 4pm 
Round 2: Successful auditionees invited for live digital recalls via Zoom 

To find out more and arrange a date please contact us at 

Book by Friday 12th March 2021 

Results will be available to students on the 12th May 2021 

Download a poster |  Read the Auditions Guide here

This experience provided all of our students who auditioned with invaluable insight into the professional processes of the performing arts industry and creative outlets. I would strongly recommend it to all those in educational settings where they feel their students might benefit.

Josie Clark, Head of Drama at George Salter Academy

How much do Schools Auditions cost? 
We have reviewed the costs for point of application to ¬£24 per student for their audition and one years' Hub access to online skills-development workshops and events + a one off three hour workshop fee charge for up to 25 students. A minimum of 15 students is required in order to book in the School Audition. 

Join our Hub 
As well as booking an audition, all applicants will also have access to the National Youth Theatre Hub, a year-long programme of online workshops from industry professionals, access to a theatre making and skills development toolkit, opportunites to create work and engage with their communities. All students who audition will have access to this online portal of resources and interactive opportunities even if they don't get through to our Company Membership next year. 

Company Membership 
Successful auditionees will be invited to take part in our intake courses for 14-25s. The intake course will explore industry insight, voice and character work, devising and performance development skills, On completion of the intake course Company Members will have access to professional internal and external castings, events, Masterclass discounts, industry expert Masterclasses, a creative network of Members on a National scale and more. 

Academies / Trust Schools Offer
If your school is part of a network of schools we would be delighted to work with you as a collective providing individual schools audition packages and productions with 5% off of the schools audition cost depending on number of schools joining.

Schools Programme