The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

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443-445 Holloway Road,
N7 6LW

020 7561 8661

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We are the world’s first youth theatre

As the first youth theatre in the world we’ve changed hundreds of thousands of young lives in our 64 year history, broken new ground by giving youth a voice on world-leading stages at home and abroad, and offered a creative home and place for many young people to find themselves and be themselves.

In that 65 year history we’ve faced some huge challenges, financially and culturally as we’ve fought to make theatre something any young person can be part of no matter where they’re from or what their background is.

The challenge that we now all face is perhaps greater than anything that’s gone before.

We continue to be as ambitious as the young people we serve

The Covid-19 restrictions on travel and public gatherings have forced NYT to pivot and to change our style of delivery.  We quickly repurposed our auditions and training courses for online delivery and these have been very successful. 

Since the beginning of lockdown in March, we have delivered over 1700 hours of interactive online activity, creating17,000 opportunities and reaching a wider online audience of 10 + million.

*Read about our plans to support young people during this challenging time*


  • Join us in 2021. Auditions and Backstage Interviews open via the Hub | Apply now
  • Free Digital Workshops and Resources for teachers and young people with our NYT Explore Series
  • NYT Bite Size workshops for young people based in West Norfolk | Sign up
  • Get involved in acting, comedy, writing and directing  Online Masterclasses for 15-25s  
  • Bring the National Youth Theatre to your school for Digital Auditions in 2021 | More info
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Now more than ever, we need your help to secure our future and the futures of the young people across Brtiain that we proudly serve.

Please contact Clíodhna McCorley Development Manager for more information about how you can help us. 

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