National Youth Theatre offers new subscription for £2 a month

Harriet Clifford
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has launched a new Hub scheme to replace audition fees, meaning that young people can gain access to workshops, online resources, and an audition or interview for £2 a month.

This new subscription service and online platform can be paid for monthly, or a fee of £24 can be paid to cover the full year. The model represents a 48% reduction from last year in the cost of joining the company. 

Included within the subscription is access to over 24 online interactive workshops each year, with industry leaders and NYT alumni such as Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Ashley Zhangazha (TINA! The Musical) and Joan Iyiola (Dolápo is Fine). 

Young people will also be able to audition to become an Acting Member, to interview to become a Backstage Member, and will have the chance to take part in Creative Leadership training with no extra cost. The Hub is available for young people aged 11 - 26, but only 14 - 25-year-olds will be eligible for an audition.

NYT artistic director and CEO Paul Roseby said, ‘The financial challenges any arts charity faces during and post this pandemic are without precedent, and we are sadly no exception. Despite this we know we must drastically reduce our fees to all young people who will need our unique offer now more than ever before.’

‘This new subscription offer has been created through consultation with young creatives in our membership and beyond and builds on our industry-led ethos that connects talent to opportunity and helps contribute to more creative communities both locally and nationally. Automatic Fee Waivers and Bursaries are available to those who need them, including young people on free school meals, and we will support access requirements.’

Young people can subscribe to the new scheme at

Watch a 3 minute video about NYT's year below: