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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), the leading musical theatre company for young people, will be touring across the UK, in search of talented performers and musicians to star in brand-new musicals this summer. Throughout February, BYMT will be visiting 19 cities across the UK and Ireland looking for young people with a flair for musical theatre and performing arts to join their Summer Season 2020, train with top theatre professionals, develop a full-scale musical theatre show and perform in it in some of the most prestigious theatre venues across the UK.

Auditions are open to absolutely anyone aged 11-21, and no previous experience or preparation is necessary.

Each audition is a 3-hour group workshop with leading theatre professionals where young people will explore and develop their performing skills, get some valuable advice and if successful join BYMT exciting next summer season of new musical theatre. All summer season participants receive Grade 8 certificate from Trinity College, London.

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. Their 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.

I can guarantee that being in the company is one of the most life-changing experiences any young person with a flair for music or theatre can have. It’s a hard work, crazy hours, lots of tears and laughter but so, so cool! If you’re a school teacher or teach in a drama school or you just encourage young people with talent - get them to go along to BYMT’s auditions now. It was because I got that same encouragement at school and college in Southend in Essex when I was a kid that I got into music. Many young people dream about amazing future but don’t have enough confidence to realise they actually can do it. It’s not only about the talent. It’s also about determination and grabbing the moment.” – James Bourne (BUSTED), BYMT Patron

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.” – Luke Sheppard, Director (&Juliet | West End)

Auditions can be booked online or via phone 020 8563 7725.

Book online here