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Posted 15 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

Sign up for these sessions run by NYT Associate Artists, alumni and industry professionals. 

Please note spaces on some events are limited. Closed captions are available for all online live sessions.

Coming Soon 

Next Steps Workshop - take your next creative steps following your recent National Youth Theatre audition

TV and Film Speed Mentoring - meet industry professionals and find out how to start your career in a production role in TV and Filim 

IGNITE - Free workshops in West Yorkshire and North East on production careers in TV, Film and Theatre in partnership with Netflix

Trybe X NYT | Workshop & Performance

The National Youth Theatre and Trybe House are collaborating on a project across two weekends in March, working specifically with Black young talent. We are looking for Black men who are fully available for both days and are keen to work with us on an exciting new project.

About the project:

Day 1 of the project takes place on Saturday 18th March 2023, 10am - 6pm. You will work with facilitator and Artistic Director of Trybe House, Philip J Morris, on storytelling, new writing, physical theatre and much more. 

Day 2 of the project takes place on Saturday 25th March 2023, 10am - 9pm, with a performance to an audience from 7pm - 9pm. This day will be focused on developing your writing and pieces and allowing you space to hone in on the work you have curated across both weekends. The sharing of work will be to an open audience with tickets going on sale from March 1st.

This project is taking place at The National Youth Theatre, 443-445 Holloway Road, N7 6LW. Travel bursaries are available.

This project is in collaboration with Trybe House. Some spaces will be given to non-NYT Members who engage with Trybe House directly. Limited spaces are available.

Please note: Whilst all will be welcome to attend the performance, please note submissions are only open to Black male NYT Members - defined as Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African-American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage who identify as such.

How to apply?

Please fill in this short application form by March 1st, 10am.

Form here: https://forms.office.com/e/xkzBeQS0QD

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I meet the other NYT members before the event?

As this is a collaborative project, everyone will meet on day 1! If you would like to introduce yourself beforehand to Phillip or the team at NYT via Zoom to discuss any worries or questions please email us on naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

Can I invite casting directors and agents to come and watch me?

You are welcome to invite whoever you like to come and watch you! However, this is an informal sharing and lots of people will be trying out new and exciting work. For any further information, please contact Membership and Digital Communications Coordinator, Naila Barrett on naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

Will there be a programme?

We will provide audience members with a cast sheet via QR codes.

Someone I want to attend, can't attend. Will it be recorded?

This event will be recorded for archive purposes only, however, this is for NYT's archives and will not be distributed among cast or audiences. For any further information, please contact Membership and Communications Coordinator, Naila Barrett on naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk

How can I book to come and watch?

You can book FREE tickets on the 1st March 2023. The link will be published via our website and social media channels.

I'm already an NYT Member and I work with Trybe House, can I still get involved?

While we encourage everyone to stay involved with Trybe House and NYT, this particular project is for those who only engage with either Trybe House or NYT. E.g. You cannot be a member at Trybe House and an NYT Member.

Puppetry with Oliver Hyman | In-person Workshop

Join us for a puppetry workshop with Oliver Hyman this March!

Following the success of puppetry content from the 2022 Senior Course in the Summer - we are back with a brand new opportunity for those wishing to explore storytelling through the use of puppets. You'll work with Oliver to learn about puppets and how to use them effectively to tell different stories. You'll be joined by a videographer who will film the stories you create for NYT to post across our Social Media platforms. Previous videos of puppetry on our platforms, currently have over seven million views and counting: watch here.

Meet Oliver and find out more about their work here.

Key information:

Date: Saturday 11th March 2023

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: National Youth Theatre, 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

We expect a high volume of people wanting to book this workshop. Please register your interest here. Once you have completed the form, you'll receive an email in February with a booking link. This is strictly first come, first serve.

Register your interest here.

Got a question? Email Membership & Digital Communications Coordinator, naila.barrett@nyt.org.uk.

18-21 How to Be a Producer Course | National Theatre

Have you ever wondered what a producer does and how they do it? Are you passionate about theatre, music and art and want to create cultural events that inspire others? Are you a creative thinker and do you like solving problems? Then this producing course is for you! 

Led by the National Theatre Young Peoples Programme, Tobi Kyeremateng, and a host of cultural producers and mentors from across the creative industries, you will discover how exciting and versatile the role of the producer is. On the course you will learn about; budgeting, marketing, project management, working with artists and how to pull this altogether to create your own event.  

After this course, anyone who has taken part will have the opportunity to apply to be part of our Young Producers Takeover to put learning into practice - to see more of what the young producers got up to last year, click here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/blog/young-producers-2022

This course is for 18 – 21 year-old and is completely FREE to take part in. The course will take place in-person at National Theatre.  

2023 Course Dates:  

Wednesday 1st February 6pm – 8pm – Meet & Greet  

Monday 13th February 10.30am – 5.30pm  

Tuesday 14th February 10.30am – 5.30pm 

Wednesday 15th February 10.30am – 5.30pm 

Thursday 16th February 10.30am – 5.30pm 

Friday 17th February 10.30am – 5.30pm

To apply please complete the application by 10AM Monday 9th January 2023 https://airtable.com/shrn1LXpkwuQMz6m9  

Please click here for more details on our website: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/content/get-involved/young-people/national-theatre-young-producers

We are furthering our commitment to diversity and access in areas we recognise have been most affected by the events of the last few years: young people from the global majority, young people from working-class backgrounds, and disabled young people. 

This project is free to take part in and access bursaries are available to support you to take part. If you have any questions about your application, the project, or would like support completing this form please email youth@nationaltheatre.org.uk and someone in the young people's programme will be able to support with this. 

We look forward to reading, watching and listening to your applications!  

Applications for the RADA Youth Company: Theatre Production are open!

The Youth Company: Theatre Production course is a free eight-months long course running every Saturday from January 28th 2023 to August 5th 2023 for young people aged 16-21 year old interested in theatre production arts.

This is a great course for young people who are interested in Technical Theatre (Sound, Lighting, Video, Costume, Hair & Makeup, Prop Sourcing & Making, Design, Captioning, Producing, Filmmaking & Stage Management). Each Saturday, our Youth Company are taught by RADA tutors in all aspects of Theatre Production and work with the Youth Company Actors to design and produce a play in the Jerwood Vanbrugh theatre!

You can see what our previous participants’ experience has been like in this short video!

Please sign up here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/RADA1/RADAYouthCompanyTheatreProductionApplication2223

Please note applications close on Thursday 16th January 2023 so make sure you apply in time!

How to Pick a Speech | Online Workshop 

Join us for an hour taster session with Andy Whyment on ‘How To Pick a Speech’. The hour long session will be focusing on techniques and tips on how to pick a piece of writing to help elevate your performance. Ideal for those preparing for an audition or performers who would like to gain further insight in choosing text.

More about Andy:

Andrew is a Director for stage and screen. He stages new writing, devised work and adaptations. He’s Artistic Director of award-winning theatre company, Squint, a graduate of the Birkbeck Theatre Directing MFA, an Associate of the National Youth Theatre and formerly Resident Assistant Director at Leeds Playhouse. He’s also an Acting Coach with experience across a range of film and television projects from comedies to war dramas including productions by Amblin, Apple, BBC, Independent Films, Playtone and Roughcut.


Date: Monday 28th November 2022

Time: 6:30pm-7.30pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Book your free place here 

Acting Through Song Taster | Online Workshop 

Join us for an hour taster session with Tamsin Dowsett on Acting Through Song. A short introduction to the longer masterclass, starting November 19th. The taster will be giving a brief sense of exploring musical theatre, techniques and tips to help with the focus on singing as well as acting.

More about Tamsin:

Tamsin is an actor and a director from London. Her performing credits include Hex (National Theatre), Wonderful Town (Opera Holland Park), Bat Out of Hell (International Tour), Les Miserables (Sondhiem) among others.


Date: Tuesday 8th November 2022

Time: 6:30pm-7.30pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Age 18+

Book your free place here

Song Lyrics needed for the session

At the End of the Day 

At the end of the day you're another day older, And that's all you can say for the life of the poor, It's a struggle, it's a war
And there's nothing that anyone's giving 

One more day standing about, what is it for? One day less to be living. 

At the end of the day you're another day colder,
And the shirt on your back doesn't keep out the chill, And the righteous hurry past,
They don't hear the little ones crying,
And the winter is coming on fast, ready to kill,
One day nearer to dying. 

At the end of the day there's another day dawning, And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise,
Like the waves crash on the sand,
Like a storm that'll break any second, 

There's a hunger in the land,
There's a reckoning still to be reckoned and There's gonna be hell to pay
At the end of the day.

Jemma Carlton | Instagram LIVE

Join us on Thursday 27th October 2022 at 7pm for a 45 minuite talk with current NYT Member, Jemma Carlton! We will be chatting all things 'MAXINE', her NYT Journey and what it's like to book your first TV Job!

Read more about Jemma below:

Jemma Carlton is an actor and writer from the West-Midlands. She did the NYT Epic Stages course in 2016 before training at Rose Bruford College. Once graduated in 2019 she was in Secret Cinema Presents Stranger Things, Shut Up and Drive at the Lion and Unicorn and Young Melinda I’m Dead Lies UK Tour. She can now be seen as Maxine Carr in ‘MAXINE’ for channel 5. Jemma is currently filming a new comedy series for BBC. 

You can watch Maxine here

Acting for Audio | Workshop

The creatives behind Beneath Our Feet bring you this fun workshop which will explore thinking and acting through sound led by Tash Hyman. We will explore acting and devising exercises to investigate making audio drama, and you will leave with a new set of tools to be able to make work for this medium with a greater awareness of what works and what doesn’t work so well. This is a workshop for complete beginners, or those with some experience of podcasting.

Key Information:

Date: Thursday 27th October 2022

Location: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Time: 3pm-5pm

Limited spaces are available, book here.

NYT X Piece of Cake Productions Present: Global Majority Networking Link up (LDN)

Following the success of the two Global Majority networking events that Piece of Cake held in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival this past summer, we have decided to team up with National Youth Theatre to see the amazing Global Majority talent here in London, and give everyone the opportunity to mingle and promote their companies/themselves.

This is an event taking place during Black History Month that will be hosted by Shakiera Newnton and include performances from current Black NYT members and Alumni as well as some beautiful Black talent from Piece of Cake’s network. All artists of the Global Majority are welcome to come and network.

This is a strictly 18+ event. There will be lots of opportunities coming soon for those under 18 years.

Monday 17th October, 7:00pm – 9:45pm @ National Youth Theatre’s Holloway Building

(443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW)

Performances start from 7:00pm so please allow for this when planning timings for travel.

Sign up here

Join us to find out How To Crack Your Audition with Simon Lennon & Rosie Dwyer!

Date: 16th June 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: Zoom (Online)


Join us for a 90-minute workshop with Simon Lennon & Rosie Dwyer on how to best prepare yourself for casting auditions so that you can do your best work! Learn how to best prepare and how to stand out. This workshop will look at Simon and Rosie's individual journeys, while they share their tips and tricks to do an audition that sticks!

More about Simon:

Simon is an actor, writer and producer from Liverpool. He trained with the National Youth Theatre REP Company in 2013 and has worked in television, film and theatre with companies such as Netflix, Disney, BBC, ITV, Almeida Theatre, Ambassador's Theatre and EA Sports.

Simon is also the co-founder/co-producer of the new writing company, Itch + Scratch and has recently produced two short films. 

More about Rosie:

Rosie Dwyer is an actor who grew up in the West Midlands. She trained with the National Youth Theatre in 2014 and has since worked in TV, Film and Theatre. Some of her recent credits include “The A List” and “Sex Education” on Netflix and the 2022 feature film “Death on the Nile”.

Book your FREE place here.

Alternative Paths Into The Industry with Alistair Wilkinson

Join us for a Q&A with Alistair Wilkinson as they discuss their career and alternative ways to get into the industry. Put all your burning questions to them and find out how you can make your own path into the industry.

Date: Wednesday 8th June 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Book your FREE place here.

Read more about Alistair below:

Alistair is a highly-experienced, award-winning, queer, working class and disabled artist, originally from Manchester, now living in East London. They trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as on The Royal Court’s Invitation Writers Group, and also completed an MA at RADA/Birkbeck. In the past they have made work for organisations such as The BBC, Sky Arts, The National Theatre, The Old Vic, Barbican Centre, Shoreditch Town Hall, Arcola Theatre, and Curious Monkey, amongst many others. A lot of Alistair’s work focuses on themes of grief, sickness, intimacy and intoxication. They are the former Head of Artist Development at The Old Vic; and are currently leading on all talent development at Punchdrunk, working in the UK, internationally and digitally. They are an Associate Artist at The National Youth Theatre, a Connect Artist for RTYDS, a Trustee for Boundless, and a Script Reader for The Bush Theatre, Theatre Uncut, and The Papatango Prize. Alistair is the Founder and Creative Director of WoLab, and to date, they have raised over £1.77m in funding for various artistic projects.

Q&A with Producer Dan Winch.

Put all your burning questions to him and find out about his journey into the industry.

Date: Thursday 26th May 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Dan began his career as an assistant director in television drama and film. His assistant directing credits include award-winning productions 'Boy A', 'The Mark of Cain', 'Appropriate Adult', 'The Crimson Petal and the White', 'House of Saddam', 'Birdsong', 'See No Evil: The Moors Murders' and 'Tyrannosaur'.

In 2012 Dan moved into producing with Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton on their comedy feature film 'What We Did on Our Holiday'.

'Indian Summers II' and the final series of Chris Chibnall's 'Broadchurch' helped Dan build and further establish his producing experience.

In 2017 Dan produced Russell T Davies' 'A Very English Scandal' which won an array of BAFTAs, a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy together with the Broadcasting Press Guild, South Bank Sky Arts and RTS awards for best mini-series.

As executive producer Dan worked with Andy Harries, producer Alice Pearse and James Graham on his acclaimed television adaptation 'Quiz'.

In 2020 Dan embarked on his third collaboration with director Stephen Frears, producing Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan's feature film 'The Lost King'; with fellow producers Christine Langan and Steve Coogan.

In March 2022 the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School awarded Dan with an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts.

Book your FREE place here.

In Conversation with Kris Nelson (LIFT)

5pm - 6:30pm, Tuesday 3 May 2022
Join us for this conversation, hosted by CEO and Artistic Director, Paul Roseby. (Online)

About Kris:

Kris is currently Artist Director of LIFT Festival, London’s biennial international festival of theatre, which brings joyful, daring and unforgettable theatre from around the world to London, using the whole city as their stage.

Taking ‘Unexpected Perspectives’ as its theme #LIFT2022 launching in June will ask audiences to physically shift how they take in the world and experience performance. See the world in a different way. Art to challenge and inspire.

Read more at www.liftfestival.com

2022 programme here: https://www.liftfestival.com/projects/

Previously he was Festival Director of Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival and one of the world’s only fully curated Fringe Festivals. His leadership of the 2014-2017 editions has made Dublin Fringe the place where experimental work becomes popular, and the popular can get daring. During his tenure, Fringe has launched hundreds of bold new works by some of Ireland’s leading independent and emerging theatre, dance, circus and comedy artists, and introduced iconoclast international makers to Irish audiences. He has created new Irish and international co-presenting, touring and artist exchange partnerships and secured foundation and sponsorship support for the festival’s ambitious programme. In 2016, Dublin Fringe Festival attracted its highest audience in over a decade with almost 40,000 people attending.

Read more here.

Book your free place here.

Instagram Live with Calam Lynch | Bridgerton!

Join us on Instagram live on Tuesday 5th April, 7pm-7:45pm on Instagram live as we chat to Calam Lynch (Bridgerton, Dunkirk, Derry Girls) all things Acting for Screen! 

You are invited to ask all your burning questions & find out what it’s really like on set of some of the world’s favourite shows.

More about Calam:

Calam Lynch is an Irish actor. He attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith before going on to study Classics at Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 2017 In his third and final year at Oxford, Lynch signed with an agent and appeared in Dunkirk. After graduating, he played Claudio in the Rose Theatre Kingston production of Much Ado About Nothing and Gordon Wilson, the son of the titular character played by Ruth Wilson in the BBC One miniseries Mrs Wilson. That same year, Lynch had a guest role as John-Paul O'Reilly in an episode of the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. He appeared in Wife at the Kiln Theatre in 2019. He starred in the 2020 adaptation of Black Beauty opposite Mackenzie Foy, which was released on Disney+. He has upcoming roles in the biographical film Benediction opposite Jack Lowden and series 2 of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton.

Lights, Camera, Action | Backstage Networking Event

Lights, Camera, Action is an online backstage networking event with a twist...

About this event

Date: 30th March 2022

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

Lights, Camera, Action is a series of events for members, made by members. The first event of this series is an online networking event. Meet lots of likeminded individuals, find a community of theatre lovers and connect with other NYT Members up and down the country.

This event is open to Backstage and Acting members and HUB subscribers.

This event will have a guest speaker from NYT's core staff team, to talk about upcoming projects and how you can get involved.

This event will run for 90 minutes.

This Made by Members project is curated by Daisy Simmons.

Book your free place here.

In Conversation with Kris Nelson (LIFT Festival).

5pm, Tuesday 3 May
Join us for this conversation, hosted by CEO and Artistic Director, Paul Roseby. (Online)

About Kris:

Kris is currently Festival Director of Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival and one of the world’s only fully curated Fringe Festivals. His leadership of the 2014-2017 editions has made Dublin Fringe the place where experimental work becomes popular, and the popular can get daring. During his tenure, Fringe has launched hundreds of bold new works by some of Ireland’s leading independent and emerging theatre, dance, circus and comedy artists, and introduced iconoclast international makers to Irish audiences. He has created new Irish and international co-presenting, touring and artist exchange partnerships and secured foundation and sponsorship support for the festival’s ambitious programme. In 2016, Dublin Fringe Festival attracted its highest audience in over a decade with almost 40,000 people attending.

Book your free place here.


Q&A | Claire O'Sullivan (ARG Talent)

Wednesday 9th February, 7pm - 7:45pm

Want to hear more about the industry from a leading talent agent?

Join us Wednesday 9th February at 7-7:45pm on Zoom with Claire O'Sullivan from ARG Talent.

Here all about ARG Talent, how to keep active in the industry & what to expect at a casting audition!

Book your place here 

Read more about ARG Talent:

Artists Rights Group is the leading bespoke agency for talent in the UK.

ARG provides highly individual personal management for its elite list of creative talent and has an unrivalled reputation for building and sustaining successful careers.

The ARG team includes Sue Latimer (MD), Katherine Darke, Sarah Spahovic, Claire O’Sullivan, Emma Denison and India Masih.

With offices in London, Beverly Hills and New York, ARG forms part of the Avalon Group, the UK’s largest independent creative company. 

An Introduction to Screenwriting with Jack Cooper Stimpson

Date: Thursday 27th January 2022

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: Zoom (Online)

An introduction to screenwriting hosted by Jack Cooper Stimpson. This is a workshop for anyone interested in writing for both TV and Film. The workshop will focus on developing ideas, writing style and working with producers.There will also be discussion about how to pitch scripts and attracting an agent.

This workshop is open to all and there is no previous experience is required. If you are already developing your own writing or are simply curious about working as a writer, this is the workshop for you.

Jack attended the BRIT School and has since produced, written and directed numerous plays, films and pieces for TV. Jack wrote and produced Alex's Dream in 2018, starring Alex Lawther and Emma Corrin. In 2019 he wrote and directed 'Extinction' starring Emma Thompson. Jack is currently developing 'Extinction' into a six-part series with BBC Studios and is also a BAFTAxCREW member. He has just directed his first feature length project in Los Angeles.

Book here.

The Fundamentals of Stage Management with Claire Risseeuw.

Wednesday 19th January 2022, 6:30-8pm

If you are interested in understanding more about the fundamentals of Stage Management and the different roles within a Stage Management team, Join Claire Risseeuw for an online workshop. She will be talking about the attributes you need to be an effective Assistant Stage Manager, a competent Deputy Stage Manager, or a successful Stage Manager.

If you would like more information about how to approach a career in Stage Management or simply want to learn more about what these crucial backstage roles are all about, this is the workshop for you!

Learn about the opportunities available to emerging Stage Managers and what type of work experience is out there for you.

There will be a short Q&A towards the end of the session.

Book here.

Q&A | In Conversation with Emma Rice.

Thursday 9th December, 7-8:30pm

Join NYT's Paul Roseby on Thursday 9th December, 7pm-8:30pm on Zoom as we get the chance to sit down and pose questions to the actress, director and former AD of Kneehigh Theatre, Emma Rice. This Q&A will also reflect on the five star production of Wuthering Heights, adapted and directed by Emma.

Wise Children's, Wuthering Heights is on from Thursday 4th November - Saturday 6th November 2021. The production will be broadcast live to the internet - so you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. 

Shows are at 7:30pm and 2pm, and tickets cost £15 (early bird) or £20 (on the day)

You can buy tickets and read more about the five star production here.

How To Apply for Funding with Arts Council England

Wednesday 8th December, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us in this online session led by Alex Thorpe, from Arts Council England.

This hour long session will follow their re launch of project Grants this November and explain the new process on how to apply for funding. 

More information coming soon.

Sign up here.

Black Joy: Storytelling and Performance - Workshop with Trybe House Theatre

Thursday 18th November, 6:30-8pm

Led by Philip Morris. This workshop will explore how we celebrate culture and heritage through storytelling. Who can we inspire? What can we learn? We will also be looking at creative writing (Both for beginners and advanced, in experience) and we will be working towards small monologue performances. (Many of these events will be for all members but this workshop 'Black Joy' is for HUB & NYT Members of Black Heritage only) 

Book here.

An Introduction to Playwriting (2) - Workshop with Anna Spearpoint

Thursday 4th November, 6:30-8pm

Over these two workshops, we will cover the basics in writing plays. We'll start with a few creative warm-ups before moving on to character, structure, dialogue, and the classic question of 'where do we get ideas from?!'. I'll also discuss the life of a playwright; how work gets put on and how to stay motivated. To get the most out of it, come along to both workshops. I'll set a small, optional task between sessions and leave you with ideas and prompts of what to do next. 

Book here.

An Introduction to Playwriting (1) - Workshop with Anna Spearpoint

Wednesday 3rd November, 6:30-8pm

Over these two workshops, we will cover the basics in writing plays. We'll start with a few creative warm-ups before moving on to character, structure, dialogue, and the classic question of 'where do we get ideas from?!'. I'll also discuss the life of a playwright; how work gets put on and how to stay motivated. To get the most out of it, come along to both workshops. I'll set a small, optional task between sessions and leave you with ideas and prompts of what to do next. 

Book here.

Q&A with Adeola Yemitan & Francesca Amewudah-Rivers

Tuesday 26th October, 5:30pm-8pm, Zoom

Join 2020/21 Rep Graduates, Adeola & Francesca, to hear about the five star production Antigone, which was recently on at the Mercury Theatre. This sessions opens up the space to talk about the production, the process and embodying the character.

Link to join here. 

The Moving Body - Workshop with Valentina Ceschi 

Thursday 23 September, 6.30pm-8pm

Introducing the basic movement principals of “pushing and pulling” in the space, through this workshop you'll begin to understand how the body communicates and occupies space in performance. This workshop with NYT Associate Artist Valentina Ceschi gears the performer to be physically versatile and gives them an understanding of theatrical or dramatic change. It is also the beginning of training for mask work, such as those in commedia dell’arte. The workshop is not only a great training for actors, but story-tellers, directors, makers, designers - anyone!

                             Book here 

Making Music with Louisa Beadel 

Thursday 26 August, 6.30pm-8pm

Want to make music for theatre? Want to play music in theatre? Want to make it out of the things in your kitchen?

Louisa will teach you how to create instruments made up of things from around your house and then play a well known piece of music. Drawing on her experience as a multi-instrumentalist, musical director, actor-musician and arranger, this workshop will give you a fresh new take on making music for theatre - or for yourself. Come along whether you’re curious to learn, or whether you want a bit of fun. 

                             Book here 

Creating a Solo Show with Natasha Brown

Friday 23 July, 6.30pm-8pm

In this practical workshop, you'll work with Natasha to learn how to take your solo show from idea to stage. Join us for this session to explore your creative ideas, understand more about the R&D, pitching, programming and funding processes.

                             Book here 

Exploring Lighting Design with Zoe Spurr 

Thursday 22 July, 6.30pm-8pm

This workshop will explore the process of designing Lighting for Theatre, look at the different roles available in Lighting, and encourage you to think creatively about how lighting is used on stage.

                             Book here 

Exploring Dramaturgy with Audrey Sheffield 

Thursday 15 July, 6.30pm-8pm

This interactive session will delve into the world of Dramaturgy asking what is it, why is it useful, and how can I develop my skills in it? Whether you're interested in dramaturgy from a writers', directors', or literary perspective - come along and join this workshop. 

                             Book here 

Money Matters: Finance for Performers with Fola Evans-Akingbola

Thursday 8 July, 6.30pm-8pm

An introduction to money management as a freelance performer. Actress and Finance Coach Fola Evans-Akingbola will be running a session exploring the financial realities of life as a performer, and sharing practical tips and exercises on how to budget and effectively manage your cash flow. 

                             Book here 

Sound Design with Nicola T Chang 

Thursday 24 June, 6.30pm-8pm

This practical session is a chance for you to explore the creative process of Sound Design for Theatre. Ahead of the session, you'll receive instructions about a free software for you to download in order to experiment during the session guided by Composer and Sound Designer Nicola T Chang. Whether you're already interested in and developing Sound as a craft, or are just getting started, this session is for you.

                             Book here 

Exploring Puppetry with Matthew Forbes 

Thursday 17 June, 6.30pm-8pm

Working with Matthew Forbes (recent credits include Disney’s The Lion King, and the National Theatre’s War Horse) participants will be introduced to the skills, techniques, and methods used to bring puppets to life in many WestEnd shows. Exploring different designs and styles, participants will discover the fascinating world of puppetry and what a creative art form it is.

                             Book here 

Casting with Cole Edwards 

Thursday 27 May, 7-8pm

Interested in finding out more about the world of Casting? Join us for a chat with Cole Edwards who will be talking through and answering your questions about the casting process both from an acting and Casting Director perspective. Please note: this event will not be available to watch back. 

                             Book here 

Adapting Text for the Stage with Tatty Hennessy 

Saturday 22 May, 5-6.30pm

Interested in writing? In this free workshop we'll be looking at what's involved in the process of adapting an existing text into a piece of drama, and exploring some techniques to get you started with adapting work and writing more generally.

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Acting through Song with Abigail Rose 

Thursday 13 May, 6.30-8pm

Join us for an interactive session with REP Alumna and actress Abigail Rose focused on acting through song. Whether you've got an audition coming up where you need to sing, or it's just a skill you want to give a go, get involved - all abilities are welcome. This session will be recorded and will be available to view back. 

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An Introduction to Intimacy Coordination with Louise Kempton 

Wednesday 15 April, 6.30-8pm

Ages 18-25 only 

A session with Movement Director and Intimacy Coordinator Louise Kempton. During the workshop we’ll explore and discuss the importance of Intimacy Direction in both Theatre and TV, and you’ll learn more about the process of working with an Intimacy Coordinator as a performer and member of a Creative Team.  

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In Conversation with Matthew Xia, Artistic Director of the Actors Touring Company  

Wednesday 14 April, 6-7pm

Join us for a conversation between ATC Artistic Director Matthew Xia and National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby, with a chance to ask questions about how to get into theatre, directing and more.

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Exploring Musical Theatre Movement with Layton Williams 

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Join us for an interactive Musical Theatre movement workshop with Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Bad Education star Layton Williams. No experience neccesary. 

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Producing Theatre on Stage and Online with Daisy Hale 

Wednesday 24 March 2021, 6.30pm-8pm 

Join us for an interactive workshop with Producer Daisy Hale introducing the ins and outs of getting a production off the ground - whether it's on stage or online.

Daisy is an Independent Theatre, Cabaret and Events Producer and fundraiser. They primarly work with Queer, Trans* and Disabled artists and specialise in experimental and socially engaged work, currently they work with Willy Hudson, Matty May, Katie Greenall, Pecs Drag Kings and Not Your Circus Dog. Daisy was part of the Old Vic 12 2019 and a Clore Emerging Leader 2020. They are also an access consultant and disability equality trainer for arts organisations. As a fundraiser they support a number of artists and organisations with grant applications, raising £150K+ per year.

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Exploring Movement Direction with Imogen Knight  

Thursday 11 March 2021, 6.30pm-8pm 

Join us for an interactive workshop with Choreographer and Movement Director Imogen Knight, exploring the importance of movement to creating engaging theatre and what the role of a Movement Director entails. 

Imogen is a choreographer, director and movement director whose credits include The Welkin (National Theatre), Uncle Vanya (West End) and The Half God of Rainfall (Fuel Theatre, Kiln Theatre & Birmingham Rep). 

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In Conversation with Ben Aldridge 

Thursday 18 February 2021, 6.30pm-7.30pm 

Hear from NYT Alumnus and actor Ben Aldridge - his career, and top advice for young people. 

Ben is a stage and screen actor best known for his roles in Our Girl, Fleabag and Pennyworth.

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Creating Immersive Audio Drama - Writing

Thursday 11 February 2021, 6.30pm-8pm 

Work with NYT Associate Artist Tash Hyman to explore writing engaging audio drama through the lens of Land Skeins, a new immersive audio drama series using binaural sound from no more superheroes.

During this workshop you'll be considering what makes an engaging piece of audio drama, how to work with performers, and will have a go at writing your own piece of audio drama.

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Building awareness and control in the Voice with Work Your Voice

Monday 1 February 2021, 6.30pm-8pm 

Work with voice specialists Dom Coyote and Aimée Leonard in this interactive workshop, about building awareness and control in the voice, for both acting and singing, for stage, TV and Voice Over and Radio work.

You'll explore tools for breath control, vocal support, volume and versatility, as well as building strength in your own voice. 

Dom Coyote is an award winning singer/songwriter, actor and voice coach, who has worked with Kneehigh for the last 15 years. Aimée Leonard is a certified Estill Master Trainer with a background in folk and contemporary music.

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In Conversation with Lauren Lyle 

Thursday 28 January 2021, 7-8pm

Hear from, and get the chance to pose your questions to, NYT REP Alumna and screen actress Lauren Lyle. 

Lauren is best know for her role in the award-winning series Outlander. She graduated from the NYT REP Company in 2015, and now also hosts her own podcast She's a Rec. 

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Approaching Writing Monologues with Yolanda Mercy 

Thursday 7 January 2021, 6.30pm-8pm 

Join us for an interactive workshop with writer and performer Yolanda Mercy. Whether you're already a keen writer or just getting started, join us for this session led by writer and performer Yolanda Mercy exploring how to get started on writing a monologue with impact. 

Yolanda is a writer for stage, screen and audio. Her award winning play Quarter Life Crisis was shortlisted for BBC Audio Drama Awards, and she was named Artist to Watch by the British Council.

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Getting started with Puppetry with Josie Daxter

Thursday 17 December 2020, 6.30pm-8pm 

During this interactive workshop we’ll explore the puppetry principles which will allow you to immediately bring an inanimate object to life. We’ll look at puppetry as a way of stretching your acting and improvisation skills - finding characters, attitudes and playful responses to stimuli through object manipulation and work together to create stories using physical storytelling techniques.

Josie is an actor, director, movement director and NYT Associate Artist. She has extensive experience in devised, physical theatre and puppetry, and has been creatively involved with theatre company Complicite since 2010.

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In Conversation with Joan Iyiola

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 6.30pm-7.30pm 

Join us for a Q+A session with actress, writer and producer Joan Iyiola

Joan Iyiola is a actress, writer, and NYT Alumna who has been voted one of 30 Black, British Stars of Tomorrow by Digital Spy. She recently wrote DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE under the Bumble scheme 2019 which is about a young black girl’s relationship with her hair and name, against the backdrop of her very British boarding school. She also co-founded The Mono Box with movement director and fellow NYT Alumna Polly Bennett.

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In Conversation with Daisy Edgar-Jones 

Tuesday 1 December 2020, 1.30pm-2.30pm 

Join us on Zoom for a discussion with actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, led by NYT’s Artistic Director Paul Roseby. This is your chance to hear more about Daisy’s journey, her advice for emerging performers, and pose your own questions. 

Daisy is an actress and National Youth Theatre alumni. She is best known for her leading role as Marianne in Normal People (BBC, Hulu) and was recently named as one of Harper’s Bazaar’s Women of the Year. After becoming a National Youth Member in 2013, Daisy performed at National Youth Theatre’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations and as part of the cast of The Reluctant Fundamentalist at the Yard Theatre in 2017.

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Connecting to Your Voice with Ashley Zhangazha 

Friday 13 November 2020, 7pm-8.30pm 

A workshop on skills and techniques to equip you with the tools to find greater connection to your voice through text

Got an audition coming up, or just want to work on your skills? Join us for an interactive workshop led by NYT Associate Artist Ashley Zhangazha exploring tools and techniques you can use to connect to your voice, and make the most of it during auditions and performances - whether they're online or in person 

Ashley is an actor and facilitator. He recently played Ike Turner in the West End Musical TINA, Biff in Death of A Salesman at the Royal Exchange, and has previously starred in Pericles at the National Theatre (Public Acts). 

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