National Youth theatre

The National Youth Theatre is the leading platform for showcasing young acting talent and was the first youth theatre in the world. To be a part of The National Youth Theatre and become a member you need to interview/audition for one of the courses below.

For the past 58 years we have nurtured some of the finest British talent including Orlando Bloom, Hugh Bonneville, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeremy Irvine, Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Helen Mirren DBE, Matt Smith, Catherine Tate, Antonia Thomas, Ed Westwick and many more. Our young members perform on leading West End Stages and remarkable international stages around the world.

Intake Acting Auditions

Audition for our Summer Acting Course which is an induction to membership. If you are aged 14-17 this will be our Junior Acting Course; if you are aged 18-25 you will be invited on to our 2 week acting course or 4 week epic stages course (for those more rounded theatre-practitioners).