NYMT Auditions 2021 - news coming soon

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AUDITIONS 2021 - News coming soon! 

We shall soon be inviting submissions for initial audition by video as we begin again our search for outstanding young people aged 10-23 for our 2021 productions - as actors, musicians, stage crew and as creative assistants.

Take your place in 45 years of musical theatre history by auditioning for the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre, including a new musical commissioned especially by NYMT - and a residential workshop of a piece currently in development. 

NYMT provides exciting opportunities for...

  • Stage performers
  • Stage chorus
  • Musicians 
  • Assistant lighting & sound technicians
  • Assistant stage management, backstage crew & costume assistants
  • Assistant directors, musical directors, choreographers & designers


To audition you must be aged at least 10 years old by 1 April and no older than 23 years by 1 September 2021.

Stage Performers

Our stage performers have the opportunity to work with some of the UK's leading musical theatre directors, choreographers and musical directors on professional-level productions of new and established repertoire.

In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that our auditions will be in three parts: an initial video submission, an online workshop and, finally, an invitation to attend a live workshop, from which we shall cast our 2021 productions. Full details of how to apply will be posted here shortly.


Stage Choir

Some of our productions call for a chorus or choir, so we very much welcome experienced choral singers who would like the opportunity to work at a professional level with our musical directors on exciting, large-scale muscial theatre works. 

In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that our auditions for choral singers will be in two parts: an initial video submission and, for those selected from this, an invitation to attend a live workshop, from which we shall cast the choruses for our 2021 productions. Full details of how to apply will be posted here shortly.



The NYMT offers unparalleled opportunities for musicians wishing to gain experience performing in a pit orchestra, on-stage band or as actor-musicians. We seek outstanding young musicians (approx. Grade 7+) for all our productions. 

For your audition, we simply ask you to prepare and record a piece of music to demonstrate your musicality and technique. You may be asked to attend a second audition at a later stage. Details of how to submit your video audition will be posted here shortly.


Creative Mentoring Scheme

The NYMT Creative Team Mentoring Scheme offers places to Assistant Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Designers and Wardrobe Supervisors. We are able to offer such opportunities to those aiming to work professionally in the performing arts who have recently graduated from – or are about to complete courses at – university, drama school, college, conservatoire or other higher education institutions.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the UK’s leading practitioners.  

If you are interested in taking part in our Creative Team Mentoring Scheme, please send an email with CV and a covering letter of application to [email protected] 

Interviews take place during our audition period in January and February each year.


NYMT offers exciting opportunities for young people aged 16 to 23 to work on major productions as Deputy and Assistant Stage Managers, as Assistant Lighting and Sound Technicians and as Wardrobe Assistants. Participants work with experienced practitioners and alongside some of the UK’s leading Lighting and Sound Designers, Technicians and Wardrobe Supervisors. 

If you are interested in any of these aspects of theatre, the NYMT provides the perfect opportunity for you to advance your skills and be involved in high-class, professionally led productions in outstanding venues. 

Stage, technical and wardrobe crew join the cast, musicians and creative teams for residential rehearsals - followed by the production week - in summer. Some stage management assistance might also be required for a week of rehearsals at Easter. 



We endeavour to keep course fees as low as possible but, unfortunately, we do have to cover increasing costs of venue hire, accommodation, meals, pastoral care and all tuition fees during our residential periods. The fees do vary, depending largely on the duration of each course, but here are some guidelines. These are approximate indications only at this stage.

Stage performer
Approx. £1,890 - includes 3 weeks' accommodation

Stage chorus
Approx. £1,185 - includes 2 weeks' accommodation 

Approx. £1,185 - includes 2 weeks' accommodation
Backstage Crew & Technicians
Approx. £1,280 - includes over 2 week's accommodation
Creative Team Mentoring Scheme
Approx. £1,185 - includes accommodation
Summer Skills Course (non-auditioned)
Approx. £795 - includes accommodation
Course fees are payable in installments and we provide help for all participants on how to raise funds for themselves. We'll send you a specially written guide that’s packed with great ideas and we would encourage all participants to undertake fundraising activities for themselves and others. We're also here to provide advice if you need it.

The NYMT Bursary Fund exists to provide help in cases of need. Bursary application forms may be requested once a place in the company has been offered.

For more information please contact us by phone or by email at [email protected] 

Terms & Conditions

Auditions: Auditions booked through the NYMT website are non-refundable. However, we are very happy to reschedule auditions, if we can, where necessary.


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