NYMT Auditions 2021

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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



Check back this autumn for when our 2022 Audition Dates will be annouced.

In the meantime, check out our current season 


Take your place in 45 years of musical theatre history by auditioning for the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre.

NYMT provides exciting opportunities for...

  • Stage performers
  • Stage choir
  • 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, 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.


Stage Choir

Our production of Disney's epic musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, calls 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 this exciting, large-scale project.


In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, 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.



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.


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.



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.



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. £1,950 - includes 3 weeks' accommodation


Stage chorus
Approx. £1,195 - includes 2 weeks' accommodation

Approx. £1,195 - includes 2 weeks' accommodation

Backstage Crew & Technicians
Approx. £1,195 - includes over 2 week's accommodation

Creative Team Mentoring Scheme
Approx. £1,195 - 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, if we can, where necessary.



In light of current circumstances, NYMT is closely monitoring developments and planning accordingly, following government and Public Health England advice. We have put in place alternative plans for auditions and it is our intention to further mitigate against risk by postponing all residential activity to the summer months. All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure that our activities are as safe as possible, and participants may be required to complete an online health declaration. Please note that some dates and venues may be subject to change in line with government guidance and venue policy updates. In the event that government measures force us to cancel an activity, a full refund will be actioned. If, howewer, you have to cancel your booking or withdraw from a project for any reason, please be aware that any fees already paid are non-refundable as per our Terms & Conditions. Cancellations as a result of COVID-19 measures will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


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