Masterclass: Start-Up Digital

18 Sep 2021 to 04 Dec 2021
Now open for booking


This online course is a fun skills-based online drama course. As well as being great fun, a good confidence booster and a chance to learn new skills, Start-Up courses provide an introduction to the National Youth Theatre for those wishing to audition when they're 14.

Start-Up Digital will run on Saturdays for ten consecutive weeks online via Zoom. Each session is 90 minutes in length and participants will cover a range of topics and sessions that have been designed for a digital forum. Led by experienced NYT Associate Artists, Start-Up Digital encourages young people to stay creative and connected.

Across the ten weeks participants will explore devising, character, scene study, performance skills, voice work and more.

Spaces are limited* to 16 young people in each session so we strongly recommend you book quickly to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in our in-person Start-Up Saturdays taking place in Holloway and Pimlico, visit this page

Course Details

New Term open for booking - 10 sessions from 18th Septmber 2021 

Location: Online (Zoom account required. Further information will follow for those registered on the course)

Course dates: Saturdays in 2021 
Saturday 18th, 25th September and 2nd, 9th,16th October. 
(2 week half term break)
Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th December. 

Fee: £120 for the ten week term


10:00am -11:30am - for 11 & 12 year olds

12:00 noon - 1:30pm - for 13 & 14 year olds

4:00pm - 5:30pm - for 13 & 14 year olds  (Sold out)

*Start Up Digital will run subject to minimum numbers being met. NYT reserves the right to allocate you to the alternate session for your age groups to ensure minimum numbers are met.


  • For ages 11-14
  • No audition required
  • £120 for 10 sessions
  • Online via Zoom

Apply now

  • Start-Up Digital 11 & 12 Year Olds - Masterclass

    18 Sep 2021 10:00AM

    8 slots available
  • Start-Up Digital 13 & 14 Year Olds

    18 Sep 2021 12:00PM

    1 slot available