Summer Camp FAQs

Musical Theatre Summer Camp


Summer Camps are six-day summer activity holidays providing intense, creative training for anyone aged 11-17 looking to experience ways of making new musical theatre. It's all about making a show - devising it, writing it, composing it, acting it, singing it, dancing or moving it, understanding it. Of course it also helps develop your acting, singing and dancing abilities. But you don't need to be able to do all three to take part - far from it, we really want to see young people who will throw themselves into an inventive, creative and energetic experience. AND there's a performance at the end, usually between 35 and 55 minutes of material. Summer Camps take place during July and August each year across the UK.

(For 17-21 year olds looking to get an intensive week of audition technique, drama school preparation and academic understanding of music theatre, check out our Musical Theatre Boot Camp)

Summer Camp does not require an audition and is full of exciting activities and inspirational training that build confidence, teamwork and self-esteem as well as providing the essential skills for the performing arts. As one of the UK's leading national youth theatres, BYMT maintains the highest standards of tutoring, training and direction with each course being delivered by professional practitioners who have a wealth of experience in the theatre industry including the West End, National Theatre, the RSC, Edinburgh Festival, National Tours and Fringe Theatre.

BYMT Summer Camps  are residential (meaning you'll be staying away from home) and we provide the highest level of 24-hour pastoral care for all young people whatever their age. This includes for a range of disabilities and personal issues. We suggest parents, carers and group organisers look over our Information for Parents page to get more general background; this includes our Guide to taking part in our various courses and information on child protection.

Uniquely, BYMT's courses are externally assessed by Trinity College London with all performers awarded a Grade 6 Certificate in Musical Theatre in Production (equivalent to working at GCSE A-C or AS Level). BYMT's Summer Camp can also contribute to your Arts Award (Bronze or Silver) and Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Early booking for various summer camps is available NOW! Book for London 2, Scotland and Hertfordshire and get a place before they all go!

BYMT's Summer Camps give young people the opportunity to:
  • Create and perform a brand new musical
  • Develop skills in acting, singing and movement
  • Work with a professional artistic team
  • Boost confidence, self-esteem and teamwork skills
  • Gain a Grade 6 certificate in Musical Theatre in Production from Trinity College London
  • Contribute to Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Make friends with like-minded people from different backgrounds
  • Stay in residential accommodation with 24-hour pastoral care


BYMT Summer Skills Course - British Youth Music Theatre

“It makes me hungry for more, and eager to achieve my dream. I'm so grateful, it was SO fun and liberating and educational ”

Elisa, 17, Bristol