Auditions

NYMT Auditions 2023

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What do Jude Law, Sheridan Smith, Idris Elba, Lily James and Matt Lucas have in common?

They all started out with NYMT

AUDITIONS 2003

Take your place in 46 years of musical theatre history by auditioning for the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre.

Audition applications are now closed for 2022 

NYMT provides exciting opportunities for...

  • Stage performers
  • Musicians
  • Assistant Lighting & Sound technicians
  • Assistant Stage Managment , Backstage Crew & Wardrobe Assistants
  • Assistant Directors, Musical Directors, Choreographers & Designers.

MUSICIANS 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling bassis until 31 March 2022. Further interviews and or videos my be required. 

Important Dates

CHESS
Benny Andersson / Tim Rice / Björn Ulvaeus

Easter: 9-14 April
Summer: 30 July-6 August
Production week: 8-13 August

A KISS FOR CINDERELLA
Annabel Mutale Reed / Jack Trzcinski
Based on the play by J.M. Barrie

Easter: 9-14 April
Summer: 6-13 August
Production week: 15-20 August

RAGTIME
Terrence McNally / Stephen Flaherty / Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Easter: 9-14 April
Summer: 13-20 August
Production week: 22-27 August

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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.

 

ABOUT YOUR AUDITION
Stage performer bookings for the 2022 season are now closed. For those awaiting results, if recalled you will be offered a workshop session on either Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 February 2022. 

 

Bookings for 2022 now closed

Musicians

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.

ABOUT YOUR AUDITION
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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 March 2022. Further interviews and/or videos may be required..

 

Bookings for 2022 now closed

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 from January to March.

 

Applications will be accepted until Friday 4 March 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview online.

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGEMENT, TECHNICAL CREW & WARDROBE

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.

 

To apply, please send an email with CV and a covering letter of application to [email protected]k.

 

Interviews take place during our audition period from January to March.


Applications will be accepted until 31 March 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to an online interview in April 2022.

 

 

 

COURSE FEES


As a charity, NYMT’s ultimate goal is always to offer the very best experience, training and opportunities for every young person that works with us. Despite the ever-increasing costs of accommodation, rehearsal facilities, quality catering, 24/7 pastoral care, high production values and, of course, working with leading industry creatives, we nevertheless seek to ensure that we remain accessible to everyone. Whilst fees vary depending on course duration and accommodation needs, below is a guide of what to expect for our 2022 season. We provide all participants with a useful fundraising guide, full of tips from some of our alumni, and our Bursary Fund ensures that NYMT remains open to everyone, irrespective of financial circumstances.

Stage performer
Approx. £2,050 - includes full board accommodation for two weeks and one week bed and breakfast, in a school setting.

Musician
Approx. £1,250 - includes accommodation for two weeks (one week full board and one week bed and breakfast).

Backstage Crew & Technicians
Approx. £1,250 - includes accommodation for two weeks (one week full board and one week bed and breakfast).

Creative Team Mentoring Scheme
Approx. £1,250 - includes full board accommodation for two weeks and one week bed and breakfast, in a school setting.

Easter & Summer Skills Course (non-auditioned)
Approx. £850 - includes full board accommodation for 5 days.

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, if we can, where necessary.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

NYMT is closely monitoring developments and following the appropriate Government guidelines.

The well-being of our participants and our team are paramount to us and all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure that our in-person activities are as safe as possible, for all involved.

*Our in-person activities may be subject to change in line with evolving Covid-19 Government guidance.

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