Summer Camp - British Youth Music Theatre - BYMT


Director: Victoria Evaristo
Voice Coach: Aaron Newland-Bentley

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, with talks, masterclasses and seminars designed to illuminate career pathways, build confidence and demystify the audition process.

Receive specialist training from respected Theatre Directors, Musical Directors, Choreographers and Vocal Coaches who have a wealth of experience; including commercial West End theatre, regional repertory, experimental and fringe theatre. Many of whom are also currently working within the UK’s leading drama schools and conservatoires, and know what it takes to make it!

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.


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) in the mornings, and work through scenes and solo performance in the afternoon.

ACTING - Explore and perform modern and classical texts, develop an understanding of practitioners techniques such as Stanislavski.
VOICE - Increase your vocal power and clarity for speaking and performing.
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.
IMPROVISATION - Develop your storytelling, devising and theatre making skills.

During the course, participants will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to making new music theatre and cross arts developments, including styles used in physical theatre, mask and Commedia dell’arte, as well as traditional musical theatre and performance techniques.

Exciting anxillary talks and seminars include career development, industry structure and standards, actors’ agencies and starting your own company. At the end of the course participants work towards presenting rehearsed scenes 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
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 other funders, and as a not-for-profit organisation the course fee helps us to cover the 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:  In full or by deposit with three subsequent instalments.

Domestic students - £750 (deposit: £225), domestic is classified as British/Irish taxpayers.
Overseas students - £850 (deposit: £250), overseas is classified as non-British/Irish taxpayers, living outside UK or Ireland.

Book by Phone

If you would like to book a place at Boot Camp over the phone, please call us on 0044 (0) 20 8563 7725.

Book by Post

Please download the Boot Camp Booking Form, complete and return to:
British Youth Music Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT



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