Join BYMT company with our Bursary Scheme7 January 2019 - 12:49pm

“I wouldn’t have been able to take part without the scholarship. When I’m on stage I’m a totally different person” Noah, 13 from Portadown, performed in Paperboy in 2018.

At BYMT, we truly believe in equal opportunities and do our best to offer everyone a chance to take their first steps on stage. Every year over 30% of BYMT’s participants are awarded bursaries to join the company, take part in our summer musical productions courses and star in our season of new music theatre.

British Youth Music Theatre participant Noah, aged 13, from Portadown, County Armagh received a Bursary in 2018 and took on a lead role in the smash-hit musical Paperboy adaptated from Tony Macaulay’s much-loved memoir and performed at Lyric Theatre Belfast last summer.

Noah said: “It really helped me and my family, and it’s honestly the best thing that’s happened to me so far. So many opportunities have come from it, and I’ve made so many friends for life”

BYMT bursary scheme gives young people the opportunity to receive the highest quality training in musical theatre skills from top industry professionals; enabling people from all backgrounds to go on and fulfil their dreams.

We offer a bursary of up to 75% for participants to take part in one of our eight summer production projects, this includes: full-board and accommodation on a 2-3 week residential production, tuition by leading industry professionals, 24 hour care from our dedicated pastoral team, plus production costs at the venue including hire, technical costs, props and costumes. The BYMT bursary scheme is available for any young person whose household income is less than £40,000 per annum.

Noah continues:  “I’ve had trouble with bullies and name-calling at school before because of my interests in musical theatre, but now, because they’ve seen what you can do with it, all the people that bullied me are talking to me about it, and actually want to get involved too. It’s crazy!”

Do you want to follow in Noah's footsteps? Our BYMT National Auditions 2019 are taking place all across the country from 26 January to 24 February. 
BOOK NOW and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to train with leading theatre professionals.

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Noah Cochrane - BYMT participant