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Backstage Courses

Applications now open!


The National Youth Theatre Backstage Courses are three week industry-led courses for young people aged 16 – 23* who have successfully interviewed to join the National Youth Theatre as a Backstage Member. You can choose to specialise in one of the following faculties: 

Stage Management




Scenic Construction 

*You need to be aged 16-23 by 1st August 2017. 

Whether you are interested in lighting, sound, scenic construction, stage management or costume, there could be a role for you to be a part of our epic shows amongst our vital backstage teams. Led by industry experts with backstage visits and tours to top theatre venues, our backstage courses give you practical experience that will help you develop your interest and technical knowledge within your chosen field.

The courses cater for all levels of experience. So, if you have knowledge in your field already, our industry professional tutor will be able to stretch you, or if you are brand new to backstage it's a great way to try something new and develop your interest in a specific field. 

If you are interested in applying to join our backstage programme you will need to attend a ‘backstage experience day’. The day is designed for you to see all elements of our backstage courses, while applying for the faculty you would like to develop your skills in. 

We're holding experience days in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. Find out more and apply here 


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