National Youth Theatre Announces Summer/Autumn 2019 SeasonNational Youth Theatre Announces Summer/Autumn 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The National Youth Theatre today announces its 2019 Summer and Autumn Season which will feature an extended 7th annual REP season of three plays in London, brand new commissions staged in five cities across the UK and festival appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude and Bradford Literature Festival. This is the first time the majority of NYT's summer / autumn season productions will be staged outside of London. Three NYT members have also been appointed as paid Centre Stage Creatives and have also been commissioned to build local NYT networks and create new work in towns around the UK. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

On Monday 26 November, The National Youth Theatre hosted its annual fundraising gala, this year to the theme 'Puttin' on the Blitz Kidz' at Cafe de Paris, and was attended by VIP guests, past alumni and current NYT performers. The event, featuring music and theatre performances, auctions and fundraising events significantly exceeded targets, raising more than £150,000 to support The National Youth Theatre's ongoing projects. (more...)

National Youth Theatre Announces Full 2018 SeasonNational Youth Theatre Announces Full 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Paul Roseby OBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced the summer and autumn season of work for 2018. (more...)

National Youth Theatre's Artistic Director Paul Roseby Awarded OBENational Youth Theatre's Artistic Director Paul Roseby Awarded OBE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre, Paul Roseby, has today become an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and receives the prestigious Queen's award in recognition of his efforts and achievements at the National Youth Theatre. (more...)

Care Workers Offered Free Tickets To See James Fritz's THE FALL At Southwark PlayhouseCare Workers Offered Free Tickets To See James Fritz's THE FALL At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Following a recent nationwide survey revealing fears around the ageing process, a new ticket initiative is today announced offering free tickets to care workers for Bruntwood Prize winner and Olivier Award nominee James Fritz's topical new play The Fall, which explores the prospect of aging in a country in the midst of a crisis of care. Carers will be given free tickets to the production through Carers UK, a charity supporting people caring unpaid for older and disabled people, and Southwark Carers. There will also be a Q&A panel to discuss the themes of the play on Thursday 10 May, with panellists including Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark and Helena Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK. The production will run at Southwark Playhouse until 19 May. Tickets can be reserved by carers by emailing info@nyt.org.uk. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Earl of Wessex Visits National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in RehearsalPhoto Flash: The Earl of Wessex Visits National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

On Tuesday 24 May, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) welcomed NYT Royal Patron HRH The Earl of Wessex to their rehearsal rooms in Holloway Road for a special showing of their upcoming production of The Fall by award winning writer James Fritz. (more...)

THE HOST, THE FALL and DNA Set for National Youth Theatre's Spring 2018 ProgrammeTHE HOST, THE FALL and DNA Set for National Youth Theatre's Spring 2018 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The UK's leading youth arts organisation, The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) today announces a spring 2018 programme as the 2017 season draws to a close. Nessah Muthy's award-nominated The Host, which follows the life of a Syrian refugee in the UK, will return in February following its acclaimed run at The Yard Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

On Monday 20 November, The National Youth Theatre (NYT) hosted fundraising gala 'Chic to Cheek' atCaf de Paris, attended by current NYT performers, past alumni and VIP guests. The event raised over 100,000 which will continue to support The National Youth Theatre's ongoing projects. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Bonneville and More Attend National Youth Theatre REP Company's West End OpeningPhoto Flash: Hugh Bonneville and More Attend National Youth Theatre REP Company's West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities, including Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville (an NYT member), who gave the cast a pep talk ahead of taking the stage! (more...)

National Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLO Begins at the Ambassadors TheatreNational Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLO Begins at the Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a brand new female-led adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde exploring women's roles and rights in Victorian society, by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual. The second REP show, which marks an exciting new collaboration, will see NYT present Frantic Assembly's award-winning modern-day Othello under the direction of Frantic's Associate Director Simon Pittman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre's JEKYLL AND HYDEPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre's JEKYLL AND HYDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a radical new imagining of Jekyll and Hyde by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLOPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for National Youth Theatre REP Company's OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Following the success of four previous West End REP Seasons, the NYT Rep Company will return to the Ambassadors Theatre for a fifth year in September with a brand new female-led adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde exploring women's roles and rights in Victorian society, by Evan Placey who wrote their 2015 hit Consensual. The second REP show, which marks an exciting new collaboration, will see NYT present Frantic Assembly's award-winning modern-day Othello under the direction of Frantic's Associate Director Simon Pittman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

National Youth Theatre to Present First, Politically Charged East End Season This SummerNational Youth Theatre to Present First, Politically Charged East End Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) this month launches their first ever East End season which will run throughout the summer, with 97 of Britain's best young actors from all over the UK performing in five productions at three venues across East London. (more...)

National Youth Theatre to Present First, Politically Charged East End Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) this month launches their first ever East End season which will run throughout the summer, with 97 of Britain's best young actors from all over the UK performing in five productions at three venues across East London. (more...)

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Marks 50 Years of New Writing, Welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

As the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) marks 50 years of commissioning new writing for young people, the organisation is delighted to announce new support from Pureland Foundation, founded by Bruno Wang, for the commissioning of upcoming writers and creation of new plays specifically for young people. (more...)

National Youth Theatre Launches 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced its new season of work.  2017 marks 50 years of the organisation commissioning new work for young people and in celebration 50 play readings are taking place in weird and wonderful locations across the UK today. (more...)

National Youth Theatre Launches 2017 Season With 50 Play Readings In A Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced its new season of work. 2017 marks 50 years of the organisation commissioning new work for young people and in celebration 50 play readings are taking place in weird and wonderful locations across the UK today. Some notable writers who received early commissions from NYT, such as James Graham (This House, Finding Neverland), Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child) and Zawe Ashton have plays being showcased.  (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY's Daisy Lewis Praises the National Youth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Daisy Lewis, star of ITV's Downton Abbey, paid tribute to NYT for supporting her in her early career development. (more...)

Starry Alumni, Sharp Satire and Hope For The Future In National Youth Theatre 60th Celebrations
by Marianka Swain - Sep 19, 2016

Sixty years young, last night the National Youth Theatre celebrated its storied past, buoyant present and - with a heartfelt plea for more financial support - essential future in a star-studded diamond gala at Shaftesbury Theatre. Those NYT participants who joined the company in this glittering anniversary year really lucked out, noted my companion, but it was hard to find a dull moment in decades of pioneering, diverse and life-changing work, as illustrated by this affectionate revue. (more...)

Matt Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Dalton and Gina McKee Join National Youth Theatre 60th Anniversary Gala
by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced the initial line-up of alumni who will join current members on stage in London's West End on 18th September for the company's Diamond Anniversary Gala.  Taking to the stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre in celebration of the company's 60th birthday will be former members including: Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve, W1A), Timothy Dalton (James Bond), Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve, W1A) and Gina McKee (Our Friends in the North). More names are still to be announced. (more...)

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