BYMT Boot Camp 2022


Director: Neil Rutherford
Musical Director: Aaron Newland-Bentley
Choreographer: TBC

This 6-day, intensive residential summer course in musical theatre skills will equip you with the unique skillset and knowledge needed to be competitive and to excel in the theatre industry. The programme incorporates focused training in acting, singing and movement (not dancing), with talks, masterclasses and practical sessions designed to illuminate career pathways in musical theatre, build confidence and demystify the audition process.

The course is run by award winning actor, casting director, director and producer Neil Rutherford and Musical Director Aaron Newland-Bentley.

Tailored for the 17-21 year age bracket, this course will be particularly beneficial for those interested in auditioning for drama school or conservatoire at undergraduate or postgraduate levels. Situated at Roehampton University in south-west London within easy reach of the centre, the course includes expert training plus six nights’ full board and accommodation.

Working together on Boot Camp is one of the best ways to make great, often life-long, friends, to share a unique experience and to come out at the other end proud of what you achieved, whilst becoming more confident as a performer and a person. Participants come from many backgrounds and countries; we have young people from all over the world including the USA, France, Spain, Russia and Hong Kong as well as the UK and Ireland. You also get a BYMT T-Shirt to show cherish forever!


60 hours of intensive tuition, rehearsals and masterclasses spread over a 6 day residential retreat. Students arrive on Sunday evening for a Monday morning start.

Students will participate in group classes (including Acting, Singing, Movement and Audition Technique) as well as small group and individual work sessions.

ACTING - Explore acting techniques, story telling, and improvisation useful for the Musical Theatre performer.
SINGING - Through ensemble and solo singing learn to interpret lyrics and improve vocal technique and skills.
MOVEMENT - Through releasing bodily tension learn how to use your body and physicality to create characters.

During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to making new music theatre, culminating in a final showing of work on the Saturday afternoon to students and staff (not open to the public).


• Anyone aged 17 - 21 wishing to take their skills to the next level
• Those wishing to apply to drama school or conservatoire at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
• Those wishing to hone skills in specific areas, or who feel they may have gaps in their learning
• Anyone interested in developing new skillsets in musical theatre and performance

Venue: University of Roehampton

Address: Roehampton Ln, London SW15 5PU
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Set on London's most beautiful campus, the University of Roehampton offers a high-quality student experience with outstanding staff and facilities.

Course Fees

BYMT courses are heavily subsidised by Arts Council England as well as various other brilliant funders, and as a not-for-profit organisation the course fees help us to cover our costs. The course fee covers full board accommodation, the highest quality tuition, and 24-hour pastoral care.

There are two ways you can pay your course fee: (1) In full OR (2) A deposit with three subsequent instalments.

Domestic students - £775 (deposit: £175), domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
Overseas students - £875 (deposit: £275), overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers, living outside UK or Ireland.

How to book?

  • Book Online: Directly through this page!
  • Book by Phone: If you would like to book your Boot Camp with one of the BYMT team, please call us on: 020 8563 7725

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