Performer Auditions FAQs
Bookings for our 2023 Auditions are open! Join our next season of new music theatre!
If you have any questions about BYMT Auditions, please contact the BYMT team by email: email@example.com or call: 020 8563 7725
Lots of luck at your audition from all the BYMT team!
HOW DO OUR AUDITIONS WORK?
Each audition is a group creative workshop led by professional theatre practitioners. They will be looking to gauge your skills and enthusiasm in acting, singing and movement, and your teamworking skills.
We ask you to arrive (on Zoom or at the venue) 10-15 minutes in advance. In the beginning of the audition you will meet the team, and they will talk you through what to expect. You will be asked to participate in a warm up, then your group will learn a song together, and you will sing the song you have just learned. You will also take part in a group dance and have the chance to show the team some improvised movement. We will also look at your acting skills through short improvised scenes in groups.
BYMT's Audition is very friendly and supportive environment for young people to explore their creative abilities. All three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting, are taken equally into consideration when casting our shows, so give everything a really good go. If you’re feeling anxious, don’t hide at the back – the creative leading the session can’t see you and you can’t see them. Come forward, make sure you have space, and throw yourself into the session. The most important thing is commitment and enthusiasm!
WHAT AM I AUDITIONING FOR?
You are auditioning to join the BYMT Company and take part in BYMT's 2023 Season of New Music Theatre. These are two/three-week residential courses during the Easter or Summer holidays, where you'll work with a professional artistic team to create a brand new piece of music theatre that will be performed in a professional theatre at the end of the project. Unlike most other youth theatre companies, BYMT is unique in creating ONLY brand new shows. Be part of something incredible and star in one of our new shows taking place across the UK.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING?
You don't have to prepare any material beforehand. All the material will be learned on the day as a group. For the vast majority of our Productions, a lot of the material will be learnt once you have started, so it is important that you show us your retention skills, and your ability to persevere if you get the words/steps a little wrong. We are not looking for perfection, we are looking for potential!
The only thing to prepare is what to bring; please wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans), trainers or jazz shoes and bring a bottle of water.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for ANYONE aged 11-21 who loves theatre! We are looking for people with guts, determination, integrity, ambition, energy, authenticity, generosity and a willingness to give it everything! Everyone has different levels of experience, and BYMT's auditions are designed to support that. You don't need to have any prior experience whatsoever.
I AM NOT YET 11, CAN I STILL AUDITION FOR BYMT?
Yes, you can audition for BYMT as long as you turn 11 by the beginning of your production.
I AM TURNING 22 THIS YEAR, CAN I STILL AUDITION FOR BYMT?
Yes, you can audition for BYMT as long as you do not turn 22 until after your production has ended.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BOOKING?
You will receive an email around a week prior to your audition with further details you will need for the day. If you have any urgent questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE AUDITION?
Everyone will be given comments for acting, singing and movement based on the practitioner’s notes, which are made during your audition. After all auditions are completed, the creative team and BYMT office team meet for a casting session to match the most suitable performers to the skills required for a range of different shows. Following this, responses will be sent to all auditionees regardless of outcome. Please bear with us during this time and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
You may be successful and receive an offer to join the BYMT Company or you may not make it onto a show this time. Please don't be disheartened if you don't receive an offer, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved with BYMT, especially through our Camps! We are also very happy to provide specific feedback and advice from your audition so you know where you can improve.
HOW MUCH IS THE AUDITION?
There is a non-refundable booking fee of £30 for online auditions and £45 for BYMT in-person auditions. This goes towards the audition space and the tuition of the creative team and, regardless of outcome, our young people say it is an incredibly beneficial experience of a industry audition.
This year, due to charitable funding, BYMT is able to offer £15 off to those in receipt of free school meals/pupil premium. This offer can be claimed by using promotion code 'FSM23' when booking online or booking over the phone 020 8563 7725.
“Thank you for making the BYMT auditions such a great experience, my daughter had a fantastic day, everyone was so friendly”