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This Week at NYT

Posted 06 Aug 2023 by Joe Duggan

  • #StartYourStory
  • Acting Auditions and Backstage
  • NYT Supper Club
  • Final 2017 NYT REP Company Performance
  • 60 Reasons to Audition for NYT
  • Thinking About a Career in Theatre?
  • Alumni News


It's beginning to look a lot like... Auditions time! Hear their stories, then start yours. 2017 auditions now open. Hear their stories… then start yours.


Acting Auditions and Backstage

Applications for Acting Auditions and Backstage Interviews are open online and we've been contacting schools and arts centres around the country asking them to help us in our search for young talent from all over the UK by putting up a poster. If you can support our talent search by putting up a poster in a schools or arts centre email frankie.haynes@nyt.org.uk. If you know a 14-25 year-old who would benefit from an opportunity with the National Youth Theatre send them to www.nyt.org.uk/auditions 


Supper Club

NYT Supper Club is in full swing! Members, alumni, staff, supporters and anyone with an interest in the National Youth Theatre are invited to host a supper (or event of your choice) in an effort to fundraise for the National Youth Theatre bursary fund.

There’s still time to take part. Sign up to host a supper now! You can check out recipes, tips and more on our Supper Club Tumblr here. Thank you for your support. 


Final REP Company Performances

Today the doors close on the final performance by the 2016 NYT REP Company. The critically acclaimed season at Ambassadors Theatre has been a triumph with Romeo&Juliet, Pigeon English and DNA all receiving fantastic reviews and reaching new audiences. Head here to check out our Pigeon English and Romeo & Juliet teaser trailers if you did not manage to catch one of the shows this year. 

Arianna, Charlotte, Shiv, Seraphina, Natasha, Shalisha, Daisy, Chinenye, Nathaniel, James, Kwami, Felix, Josh, Mike, Joe and Catrin - WELL DONE and thank you so much for your commitment throughout the run. 

60 Reasons to Audition

Check out our Instagram to see our ‘60 Reasons to Audition for National Youth Theatre’ videos! Send us your own videos on Instagram!

So far our Matt Smith, Paul Roseby and our NYT REP Company have been sharing their thoughts – check them out here. 


Thinking About a Career in Theatre?

Our next event for both Company and Club Members of the NYT will give you the chance to find out more about the many different roles the theatre can offer – not just on stage, but off stage too! We’ll be chatting about the different roles within the theatre and creative industries and how you can access vital hands on experience with the NYT.

Saturday 14th January 2017 | 2pm – 5pm 

  • Speak to industry experts 
  • Meet up with fellow members 
  • Take part in a castings Q&A 

Whether you are interested in acting, lighting, sound, scenic construction, costume or stage management, this event will give you the chance meet industry professionals and learn about the opportunities that await you on stage, backstage and beyond. 

Sign up to Company / Club Membership to book your space!


Alumni News 

Sarah Solemani has been nominated for her performance in Bridget Jones' Baby at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Previews are underway for Othello at the New York Theater Workshop starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig

Congratulations to Charlene James who won  the award for most promising playwright at the Evening Standard Awards.