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National Programme

As a national youth arts charity we’re committed to offering creative opportunities around the United Kingdom and beyond. Here’s just some of what’s coming up around the country at the start of 2019 and what we’ve been up to around the UK in 2018. Stay tuned for our full 2019 season announcement, including lots of national activity, in the spring 


Nationwide Acting Auditions and Backstage Interviews 

In 2019 we’re auditions at a record 70+ venues around the UK, more than any other UK drama school or national youth arts organisation. Here are just some of our venues. 

Aberystwyth | Belfast | Bexhill on Sea | Birmingham | Blackburn | Bournemouth | Bradford | Brighton | Bristol
Cambridge | Canterbury | Cardiff | Chelmsford | Cornwall | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Guildford | Hull | Keswick | Lancaster | Leeds | Leicester | Liverpool | London
Manchester | Newcastle | Northampton | Norwich | Nottingham | Oxford | Plymouth | Reading | Sheffield | Swansea | York

Find out more and book your audition or interview now. 

New National Casting Audition Venues 

In response to feedback from members we’ve also doubled the amount of venues we’ll be holding casting auditions at outside of London in 2019. Locations will include: 

Birmingham | Bristol | Cardiff | London | Manchester | Newcastle

Find out more about casting auditions and all our other membership benefits.

The NYT Audition Access Fund supported by Hugh Bonneville 

Thanks to the support of NYT Patron and Alumnus Hugh Bonneville in 2019 we’ll be offering free auditions and preparation workshops and bursaries for those who are successful at 10 schools or youth theatres that have experienced cuts to drama provision, including:

  • Theatre for Life Youth Theatre -Southampton
  • Pembrokeshire College - Haverfordwest
  • The Ebbsfleet Academy - Ebbsfleet, Kent 
  • Cockburn John Charles Academy - Leeds
  • The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College - Hartlepool  
  • Liskeard School and Community College - Liskeard, Cornwall 
  • The Playhouse Theatre - Derry/Londonderry
  • Fusion Young Performers – Minehead, West Somerset 
  • The Core - Corby, Northamptonshire
  • Belgrade Theatre - Coventry

Find out more

The Hole by Rachel De-Lahay at the Old Rep in Birmingham 

In February 2019 audiences in Birmingham will get an exclusive first look at a new world-exclusive by award-winning  Midlands playwright and NYT alumnus Rachel De-Lahay. The Hole was commissioned by the NYT as part of our commitment to producing work by voices from around the UK. 

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Members' Workshop in Birmingham

To celebrate the launch of Centre Stage Creatives our brand new career boosting talent development opportunity for NYT Company Members aged 18-25, and our upcoming National Youth Theatre workshop performance of The Hole by Rachel De-lahay at the Old Rep Theatre we're bringing our next Members' Workshop to Birmingham!

2019 Season 

Stay tuned for our full 2019 season announcement in Spring 2019, which is set to include high-profile productions around the UK. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to find out. 

Read about our 2018 activity in Bradford, Edinburgh, Sheffield and Skelmersdale.

February Masterclasses - Norfolk

NYT Masterclasses have also taken place in York, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham 

Book a 6-day masterclass

West Norfolk

In Autumn 2018 we offered open access sessions for young people based in West Norfolk funded jointly by the DMCMS and the Big Lottery Fund. In Spring 2019 we’ll be back with pop-up auditions in King’s Lynn. 

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