NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE OF WALES


“100% passion and commitment”
New Welsh Review

“It’s difficult to resist becoming intoxicated by the dream-like atmosphere of a NYTW performance”
Big Issue Cymru

National Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) offers world-class training and performance experiences for young people. NYTW creates diverse, risk-taking contemporary theatre and is a flagship for youth theatre in Wales. We offer exciting and inspiring training and performance opportunities working alongside industry professionals. In 2018, National Youth Theatre Wales worked in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Clwyd to deliver a week-long residency in North Wales which offered an insight into theatre making as well as career paths within the industry.

“I never considered things such as set design and lighting until now and I saw things in a different way. Seeing the way decisions were made on stage, for the stage…I saw the whole operation!”
2018 Member

In 2019, we will continue to work with our partners Theatr Clwyd to create a unique, one off experience for creative and enthusiastic young people who will have access to some of the best industry professionals from Wales and beyond. NYTW members will also have the chance to see professional performances – 2018 members travelled to the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and the National Theatre in London to see work and meet cast and stage crew.

Auditions for National Youth Theatre will take place in Spring 2019 and are aimed at talented young artists, aged between 16-22 years who live or were born in Wales with an interest in performance and pursuing  a career in theatre. You might regularly engage in drama classes or activities through school/college, a private drama school and/or with a local youth theatre company. Audition dates and details will be published on this page as arrangements are confirmed but please feel free to contact any of the National Youth Arts Team any time and let us know that you would like to be kept on a mailing list. You will find our contact information easily on this website and remember, we love to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about what we do.

Entry into the 2019 National Youth Theatre Wales ensemble will be via a group audition workshop and informal interview process. we aim to make the audition experience as enriching and enjoyable as possible and will provide feedback to anyone who applies, regardless of whether your audition is successful or not. Please also remember that we work hard to make the residency affordable for all of our members but additional bursaries are also available. If you want to find out more about bursaries, please contact Alex James(alexjames@nyaw.org.uk) in the first instance.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

2019 Residency: Save the Date 

Dates: 18th August – 24th August 2019
Venue: Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire, North Wales

Further details to be released soon!