NST Youth Theatre

13 to 21 years

 

At NST City’s new producing theatre, there’s a large purpose built rehearsal room with a sprung dance floor and floor to ceiling mirrors. This is the home of NST’s Youth Theatre and Drama Club.

Our Youth Theatre takes place over 3 terms a year (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and aim to hold 10 sessions per term. During these terms we offer weekly fast-moving sessions, in supportive environment in which to learn and develop theatre and drama skills. Outside of sessions we do 3 shows a year (one in each term). Any member of our Youth Theatre is eligible to audition for all of our highly-regarded productions, providing performance opportunities working with theatre industry professionals in both our Studio Theatre and Main Auditorium.

On occasion we encourage our Youth Theatre to shadow professional set, costume, lighting and sound designers, as well as offer opportunities to learn more about stage management roles behind the scenes. For those successful in your auditions, please feel free to attend both rehearsals and weekly sessions or, depending on your availability, attend only rehearsals. We understand that most members are also juggling GCSEs and College, so chose your priorities carefully!

 

Times:

TUESDAYS 

 

13 to 16s Group 1   -   5.30pm to 7pm

16 to 21s Group 1   -   7.15pm to 8.45pm

THURSDAYS

 

13 to 16s Group 2   -   5.30pm to 7pm

16 to 21s Group 2   -   7.15pm to 8.45pm

   

                        

Members of the Youth Theatre are expected to attend only one of the groups. If you are part of one of our productions, our days for rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. However, on any rehearsal week we will only arrange a maximum of 3 days rehearsal per week, with rehearsal calls arranged to optimise casts time.

 

Current Term is Spring 2019, starting 22nd and 24th January

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Fees:

Fees for our Youth Theatre are £65.00 per term. Your first session with us is always a taster session, for which no fees are needed and applications can be made via the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.

Bursaries are available to any individual for which the termly fees are a barrier to joining.

 

Discounts:

Our Youth Theatre members benefit from £5 ticket deals to our NST Produced shows! For 2019 this includes: The Shadow Factory, The Audience and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Youth Theatre members also benefit from a limited amount of £5 tickets to Youth Theatre shows.

 

Want any more information? Give our Terms and Conditions document a look.

Terms and Conditions

Register Your Interest

Bursary Form

 

How to get here:

NST Youth Theatre takes place at NST City’s Rehearsal Room, situated on level 2 of the building just outside the elevators. Address is: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU. More information on how to find NST City can be found under the 'How to Find NST City' tab.

 

NST Drama Club

5 to 13 years

 

At NST City’s new producing theatre, there’s a large purpose built rehearsal room with a sprung dance floor and floor to ceiling mirrors. This is the home of NST’s Youth Theatre and Drama Club.

Our Drama Club takes place over 3 terms a year (Autumn, Spring, Summer) and aim to hold 10 sessions per term. During these terms we offer weekly sessions in supportive environment, with an aim to learn and develop theatre, drama, confidence and team building skills. We aim to do 1 Summer Showcase per year for our 9 to 11s and 11 to 13s groups, which is performed in our Studio Theatre over the Summer term, involves all of our Drama Club members and is supported by theatre industry professionals. During the Spring and Summer terms we focus our older groups towards rehearsals for the show. While our 5 to 7s and 7 to 9s don’t take part in a Summer Showcase, we offer sharing sessions at the end of Summer terms so family and friends can take a peek into what they’ve been up to!

 

Times:

Saturdays   

              5-7 yrs                              9am to 10am

              7-9 yrs                              10am to 11am

              9-11 yrs (Group 1)            11am to 12.30pm

              11-13 yrs                          1.30pm to 3pm

              9-11 yrs (Group 2)            3pm to 4.30pm

 

Current Term is Spring 2019, starting 12th January

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Fees:

Fees for our Drama Club are £65.00 per term. Your first session with us is always a taster session, for which no fees are needed and applications can be made via the ‘Register Your Interest’ button below.

Bursaries are available to any individual for which the termly fees are a barrier to joining.

 

Discounts:

Our Drama Club members benefit from £5 ticket deals to our NST Produced shows! For 2019, Drama Club appropriate shows include: The Shadow Factory and our upcoming Christmas show (yet to be announced!).

 

Want any more information? Give our Terms and Conditions document a look.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

BURSARY FORM

 

How to get here:

NST Youth Theatre takes place at NST City’s Rehearsal Room, situated on level 2 of the building just outside the elevators. Address is: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU. More information on how to find NST City can be found under the 'How to Find NST City' tab.

Summer Youth Project: 1984

29th July to 10th August 2019

13 to 21 years

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”


Winston Smith, thinks a rebellious thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching. If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself, as your inner most thoughts can incriminate you. What chilling fate awaits rebels in Room 101?
 

NST’s Summer Youth Project brings together young theatre makers and industry professionals to create a new production of 1984 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s timeless and still poignantly relevant, classic.

 


 

 

Auditions:

We strongly encourage anyone and everyone interested in the project to audition! Whether you're a seasoned performer, or this would be your first time on stage, we'd love to see your audition. We are hosting a series of open auditions in Southampton:

28th January, 3pm to 4pm at Regents Park Community College, SO16 4GW

3rd February, 10.30am to 1.30pm at NST City's Rehearsal Room, SO14 7DU

6th February, 5pm to 7pm at Itchen College, SO19 7TB

1st March, 6pm to 9pm at NST Campus' Cafe/Bar, SO17 1TR

8th March, 3pm to 5pm at Toynbee School, SO53 2PL

 

Interested in signing up to audition? Sign up using the button below. Make sure you also download and look through the below downloadable monologues and duologues should you be interested in taking part!

Register To Audition

Download Monologues

Download Duologues

 

Fees:

Fees for the project are £220 for the whole 2 week process. Information on how to pay for your fees will be made avaliable after a sucessful audition.

Dates and more information will be released shortly. In the meantime, please email [email protected] to be notified of updates.