Founded in 1976, the National Youth Music Theatre offers exceptional opportunities in pre-professional, musical theatre training for talented young people aged 10 to 23 years through skills workshops, master classes and residential courses led by industry professionals, through commissioning and presentation of exciting new work and, in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading creative minds, producing bold, new realisations of major works of the core repertoire.
These opportunities exist for stage performers, musicians, technicians and stage crew and, through our Creative Team Mentorship programme, for aspiring directors, musical directors, choreographers and designers.
The National Youth Music Theatre represents the very best in work with young people through musical theatre enabling thousands of youngsters across the UK to develop both their creative and personal potential, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to dub it “the finest youth music theatre in the world”.
PRODIGY Original Cast Recording
National Youth Music Theatre needs you! Following the huge success of this year’s NYMT commission PRODIGY at the St James Theatre in London, we’re now fundraising to raise £10,000 to support a studio cast recording of this original British musical by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. To support the 27-strong cast of actor-musicians in their journey to record the album in 2016, please click here to donate online today.
NYMT Gift Tokens
The ideal present for music theatre lovers! NYMT Gift Tokens may be purchased for any amount from £5 to £500 and may be used towards any auditions, workshops or residential course fees
NYMT's "BRASS" WINS BEST MUSICAL AWARD
We're very proud to say that BRASS, commissioned by NYMT, written by Benjamin Till and directed by Sara Kestelman at City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds, has won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production. The award was presented by Brian Conley at a ceremony in London's Guildhall on Sunday 19 October. UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour outstanding achievement in regional theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
IDRIS ELBA RETURNS TO NYMT AS PATRON
We are delighted to announce that the award-winning actor known for his roles in The Wire, Luther, Prometheus, Thor and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has agreed to become a patron of the National Youth Music Theatre. With a grant from the Prince's Trust, IDRIS ELBA joined the National Youth Music Theatre in 1990 and toured to Japan with our production of Guys and Dolls.
As part of a promotional film for the new Jaguar XE, Idris embarked on a road trip from London to Berlin. And he started the journey with a visit to NYMT HQ to put the next rising stars of the company through auditions. It's where his journey as an actor began and we are proud to have his support in helping the next generation of talent.