Celebrating 15 years on stage and a new look

This December, Youth Music Theatre UK is celebrating its 15th Birthday with a new name, a new head office location and a new website. The company is delighted to reveal that it will now be known as British Youth Music Theatre. Since its inception in 2003, British Youth Music Theatre has created over 100 new productions, taking one of them to an Olivier Nomination in the West End, and has brought over 8,000 teenagers to the stage. The organisation has grown to be one of the UK’s principal national youth arts organisations. The national charity’s aim will continue to focus on offering talented young people aged 11-21 a bridge between local/regional drama groups and training at drama school/conservatoire. Additionally, it fulfils a strategic role in the development of new music theatre, offering both emerging and mid-career creative practitioners the opportunity to write and rehearse in an intensive environment with some of the most talented young people from across the UK and internationally. The company’s rebrand to British Youth Music Theatre will help to clarify its role in the market, reflect its position as promoters of British music and theatre and strengthen its appeal to overseas partners and young people. The ambitions are to develop international collaborations while simultaneously increasing the company’s reach within Britain. British Youth Music Theatre’s patron, Zoë Wanamaker CBE said: “For the past 15 years, British Youth Music Theatre has not only provided high-quality music theatre but more fundamentally it has helped raise hundreds of children's creative aspirations. I guarantee that every participant will continue to reap the benefits of those experiences, deep into their adult lives.” Executive Producer Jon Bromwich says of the rebrand: “We hope that the name British Youth Music Theatre will express our core work of celebrating the very best of British creativity as well as allow us to better represent the UK on an international stage as we progress into our next fifteen years”. This rebrand also coincides with the company’s relocation to a world class new centre for theatre training at Mountview in Peckham with some of the finest rehearsal and performance facilities in the UK. The identity change is accompanied with a new website by Shaun Webb Design visit www.britishyouthmusictheatre.org and social media @britymt. British Youth Music Theatre will hold their national auditions for talented 11-21 year olds across the UK and Ireland in January and February 2019, more info HERE. Media Enquiries: British Youth Music Theatre Nina McDonagh T. 020 8563 7725 E. ninamcdonagh@bymt.org Harriott Communications– NI and ROI media only Rachael Harriott T. 07886036782 E. rachael@harriottcommunciations.com