BRITISH YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE (BYMT) is a national performing arts company that specialises in creating brand new music theatre with young people. They maintain the pipeline of talent for the industry and improve access for underrepresented groups. Since 2003 they have trained over 10,000 young singers, actors, dancers, musicians and stage technicians. Many progress on to further training and/or a career in theatre; alumni include: Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Charlotte Ritchie. They operate nationally, recruiting talent from across the UK for one of the 8 original theatre productions + 6 residential skills courses (Summer Camps), taking place each summer.