Why Study with Us

British Youth Music Theatre is a national company working across the UK and Ireland with people aged 11-21 interested in the performing arts. 

We specialise in creating brand new musicals, which means we don't do pre-existing work (or 'repertoire') like West Side Story, Spring Awakening, Grease or Annie etc. At BYMT, you will work with leading theatre professionals to create something that is totally new, truly unique and all yours!

Whatever way you choose to get involved with us, you will be fully involved in the creative process; not only will you develop your acting, singing and dancing abilities, you'll also learn how to work as an ensemble, share creative ideas and, most importantly, MAKE THEATRE - this is why BYMT is so unique! Take a look below at how you can get involved with BYMT.

Each summer, BYMT creates at least EIGHT brand new full-scale productions with around 300 young people (the BYMT Company). These are two/three-week residential projects where you'll work with a professional Artistic Team to create a new show that is performed to the public in a professional venue. BYMT Summer Productions take place all across the UK in July/August and we perform in some really exciting venues including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Sadler's Wells, Barbican Plymouth and lots more.

To take part on a summer production and join the BYMT Company, you will need to audition. Each January and February, BYMT tours the whole of the UK and Ireland on a National Auditions Tour. Auditions are open to absolutely anyone aged 11-21 and we look for actors, singers, dancers and musicians.

“I had a fantastic time working with YMT. It was a great experience to be a part of - there was a lovely relationship between staff and students, everyone was super friendly and supportive. ”

Rachel Murphy - Assistant Musical Director