Stage Performer Auditions


Despite these uncertain times, we have some wonderful plans in store for our 2021 season and, as ever, we are in search of young people aged 10 to 23 who have a passion for musical theatre.
You may have lots of previous experience or none; we’re looking for potential.


We shall be producing three great musicals: the première of NYMT’s most recent commission, a new realisation of another, and a very large-scale production in a cathedral of a spectacular Disney musical. We shall also be casting the workshop of a brand-new musical in development. Full details of all these can be found here.


Unfortunately, we are not able to hold our usual workshop auditions at venues around the UK. Instead, we’re asking you to submit a self-tape. Full instructions for this are below and we’ve even prepared a video with some helpful tips.


Please be sure to watch the video before you start your application online.


Video instructions and tips for self-tape submissions



  • Online applications are open now and throughout January.
  • Closing date for 1st round applications is Sunday 31 January.
  • The first-round application fee is £10
  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend 
    an online workshop.
  • A choice of dates will be offered.
  • The fee for the online workshop is £25


From these online workshops you may be invited to attend face-to-face recalls in the Spring – just as soon as we are able to host these.
There is no fee for attending recalls.

Our creative teams are really excited to discover young talent from all across the UK.
For this first round self-tape, we especially want to see you Sing and Act.

If you’re a keen dancer, too, then please send us a video to show us what you can do.
We’d love to see it.

When filming, please ensure you film in landscape, that you have good lighting
and have found a space that is not too noisy.

Don’t forget to introduce yourself - tell us your name, how old you are and where you come from.

You can tell us an interesting fact about yourself, too, if you like!

Singing. We’re asking to see you sing a full song of your choice, that you feel best represents you and your voice. Feel free to use a backing track or a pianist but just make sure we can hear you, loud and clear.

If you like to sing in different styles, you might like to record extracts from two contrasting songs instead.

Acting. Please choose any piece of writing – from a play or a poem, for example – that means something to you.

When your videos are complete, please save these as separate videos (or you can merge them into one, if you like) and upload them to YouTube, Vimeo or a file sharing site like Dropbox, for example.

You will need to provide the URL links to your videos, so please be sure to have these ready when you make your application.

Once your application is complete, press submit and you’ll be redirected to the secure payment site via PayPal.
N.B. You do not need a PayPal account; just select payment by debit or credit card.



Once we have received your application, your videos will be forwarded to our creative team. Please bear with us as the team will want to take time and care! We’ll let you know the outcome just as soon as we can.

Good luck!


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