British Youth Music Theatre - Opportunities for young performers

10 January 2020

British Youth Music Theatre | NATIONAL AUDITIONS 19 Cities | February 2020

BYMT has helped raise hundreds of children’s creative aspirations.” – Zoë Wanamaker, BYMT Patron

British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) is a national performing arts company (an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation) that specialises in creating brand new music theatre with young people aged 11-21 from across the UK and overseas.

For 16 years BYMT has been nurturing and supporting young talent and improving access to creative industry for underrepresented groups. We are different from most youth training companies because we aim to put young people at the very heart of the creative process, giving them the opportunity to devise, create and perform new work. We work with leading theatre professionals to offer a unique programme of opportunities and high-quality training to develop singers, actors, dancers and musicians, as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.

BYMT is famous for shaping the careers of thousands of young people many of whom have successfully entered creative industry and currently perform in the West End. Our prestigious alumni include the UK’s Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade Ed Sheeran, Oscar and Grammy award-winner Sam Smith, Charlotte Ritchie, Laurence Samuels and many others.

BYMT’s Summer Camp Courses are currently open for bookings. Each course is an open access 6-day fun-filled summer activity holiday that provides intense creative training with top industry professionals for young people aged 11-17. Young people will explore and develop their performing abilities, create a brand-new musical theatre show and gain Grade 6 accredited by Trinity College London.

Jon Bromwich, Executive Producer: “Each year we welcome a new group of young people dreaming about musical theatre to give them some essential experience and skillset that will be beneficial whatever life-path they choose.

We have hundreds of successful alumni in the creative industry as well as in many other sectors and hundreds of emerging stars who are developing their creative careers. We always keep in touch with our participants and alumni as they are all part of the BYMT family and we are very happy for all their success.”

Luke Sheppard, Director (&Juliet | West End): “I have been working with BYMT as a Director on 8 different projects since 2011 and every time I was blown away by the talent of the young people as well as by the development they achieve during the project. They come in as teenagers with a dream about musical theatre and come out as young professionals with full understanding and set goals for their future. I strongly recommend this experience to any of your students with a flair for musical theatre because I think this is the best way to understand the industry from the inside and get some professional performing experience.”

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