British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) is the leading musical theatre company for young people. We work across the UK and Ireland with West End professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young people. Since 2003 we have trained over 8,000 young people, many of whom have successfully entered the creative industries such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lauren Samuels, Charlotte Ritchie, Jack Bence, Lucy Griffiths, Luke McCall, Bradley Jaden and many more!
Our National Auditions are back! This January and February, BYMT will be visiting 15 cities across the UK and Ireland in search of talented young performers and musicians to take part in our Easter and Summer Seasons 2022! Auditions are open to anyone aged 11-21 and no previous experience is necessary.
Our in-person auditions are three hours long each and take the form of a group workshop with continuous assessment throughout, including singing, acting and dancing. (For MUSICIAN AUDITIONS click here!)
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We enjoy meeting young people with all levels of experience at our auditions. Mostly it’s about raw energy, inventiveness, willingness to ‘have a go’ and a positive attitude. We are a music theatre company so you will need to be able to sing in tune but all your other skills are interesting to us.
In 2022 in particular we are looking for young people :
From Yorkshire and the north of England for a very high-profile new show about school life in West Yorkshire (more details early in the New Year)
From Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland for our production of Breadboy at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast
With training in, or who can learn quickly, Latin dance – salsa, mamba, merengue, rumba, cha cha cha
With, or can learn, a west country accent
With puppetry and/or physical theatre skills
With a flair for performing arts, passion, enthusiasm, determination, integrity, willingness to learn and enhance their skills
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM SUCCESSFUL?
If you are successful, you will be invited to join one of our exciting musical theatre productions over Easter or during the Summer. These are all residential courses and take place across the UK.You will be living and breathing theatre 24/7 for 2-3 weeks. BYMT is a new writing company so you will be developing new work that no one has seen before (except when we revive our own shows and even then we often rewrite them). Some of our shows are commissioned new work and some are devised; whichever way, stand by to test your creativity.You will work with West End professionals to build a full-scale musical show from the ground up and perform in the UK’s most prestigious venues and festivals! You will also get a Grade 8 Certificate from Trinity College London. There’s no experience like it! AUDITION NOW!
PS: Did you know we had a bursary scheme? More info here!
BOOK YOUR AUDITION BELOW!
London 1: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 29 Jan 2022: London: Mountview
Dublin: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 30 Jan 2022: Dublin: Liffey Trust Studios
Birmingham: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 30 Jan 2022: Birmingham: MAC
London 2: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 5 Feb 2022: London: Mountview
Derry/Londonderry: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 5 Feb 2022: Derry/Londonderry: St. Cecilia's College
Leeds: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 6 Feb 2022: Leeds: Yorkshire Dance
Belfast: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 6 Feb 2022: Belfast: Lyric Theatre
Aberdeen: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 12 Feb 2022: Aberdeen: The Schoolhill Studio
Southampton: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 12 Feb 2022: Southampton/Eastleigh: The Point
London 3: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 12 Feb 2022: London: Mountview
Edinburgh: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 13 Feb 2022: Edinburgh: The Studio
Cardiff: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 13 Feb 2022: Cardiff: Chapter
Oxford: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 13 Feb 2022: Venue to be confirmed.
Belfast Shankill Road: Breadboy (2022) Book Now
Fri 18 Feb 2022: Belfast: The Spectrum Centre
Belfast Falls Road: Breadboy (2022) Book Now
Fri 18 Feb 2022: Belfast: Dance Studio, Falls Leisure Centre
Plymouth: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 19 Feb 2022: Venue to be confirmed.
London 4: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 19 Feb 2022: London: Mountview
Manchester: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sat 19 Feb 2022: Manchester: Studio 25
London 5: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 20 Feb 2022: London: LAMDA
Sheffield: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 20 Feb 2022: Venue to be confirmed.
Bristol: Performer (2022) Book Now
Sun 20 Feb 2022: Venue to be confirmed.