Become a part of the acclaimed and dynamic NST Youth Theatre.

 

Work with professional theatre makers to create thrilling and inspiring work as part of our main house programme. Find your voice and explore the transformative nature of theatre.

 

HOW THE GROUPS WORK

Each week within the age banded groups you will spend time working on developing your drama and acting skills through exercises, games, ensemble based workshops and in session performance opportunities. These sessions run for 10 weeks per term.

Each year NSYT aim to do 3 shows between the Spring and Summer terms. While rehearsal days and audition processes will vary from production to production, our aim throughout every year is to be as inclusive as possible. 

If you are cast for one of our productions, all rehearsal dates you are called for will be mandatory attendance. You are also encouraged to continue attending the weekly NSYT sessions during this time, although we understand this might not always be possible. 

All Youth Theatre members benifit from £5 tickets to all NST Produced shows. T's and C's apply.

 

Autumn 2018 TERM DATES

First sessions 25th and 27th September

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This autumn we are working towards our January 2019 production, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. To find out more about the show, or to book tickets, click the button blow:

How to Dissapear Completely...

 

Tuesdays

13 – 16 year olds: 17:30-19:00

16 - 21 year olds: 19:15 - 20:45

 

Thursdays

13-16 year olds: 17:30-19:00

16 – 21 year olds: 19:15-20:45

 

Please note that you will only be required to attend ONE of the sessions per week.


Cost: £65 per term 

*Please note that bursaries are avaliable for participation in any Children & Young People's activity. We encourage applications by anyone for whom fees are a significant obstacle to participation. 

Bursary Application Form

 

If you're interested in our Youth programme but aren't quite 13 yet then check out NST Drama Club for 5 - 13 year olds.
 

HOW TO FIND US

Youth Theatre sessions run in our Rehearsal Room on the top floor of NST City, situation in the centre of Southampton on Guildhall Square (142-144 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DU). 

WANT TO JOIN?

Do you want to get involved? Just Resgister Your Interest, we'll be in touch as soon as a space opens up in the appropriate group. Alternatively email us on [email protected]

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

If you have any questions or would like more information about NST Youth Theatre, please email [email protected] or call 023 8031 5500 (option 2).

 

Are you interested on seeing some behind the scenes action? Or just what we get up to during weekly sessions? Give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram!

 

The perfect introduction to theatre for 5 – 13 year olds.

 

Fun, fast-moving sessions of games and exercises to test skills and develop imagination. Through Drama Club children and young people develop confidence to express themselves. Sessions are split into age groups, where children will explore different styles and approaches to drama, in an informal and friendly environment. Each term runs for 10 sessions.

All Youth Theatre members benifit from £5 tickets to all NST Produced shows. T's and C's apply.

 

Autumn 2018 TERM DATES

ALL first sessions 22nd September 

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Saturdays:

5 – 7 year olds:     9.00 to 10.00
 
7 - 9 year olds:     10.00 to 11.00
 
9 - 11 year olds:    11.00 to 12.30
(Group 1)
 
11 - 13 year olds:  13.30 to 15.00
 
9 - 11 year olds:    15.00 to 16.30
(Group 2) 
 
Cost: £65 per term *

*Please note that bursaries are avaliable for participation in any Children & Young People's activity. We encourage applications by anyone for whom fees are a significant obstacle to participation. 

Bursary Application Form

 

If you're over the age of 13 but are still interested in our youth programme then check out NST Youth Theatre for 13-21 year olds.

 

HOW TO FIND US

Youth Theatre sessions run in our Rehearsal Room on the top floor of NST City, situation in the centre of Southampton on Guildhall Square (142-144 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DU). 

WANT TO JOIN?

Do you want to get involved? Just Resgister Your Interest, we'll be in touch as soon as a space opens up in the appropriate group. Alternatively email us on [email protected]

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

If you have any questions or would like more information about Drama Club, please email [email protected] or call 023 8031 5500 (option 2).

 

Are you interested on seeing some behind the scenes action? Or just what we get up to during weekly sessions? Give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram!

 

Youth Theatre

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

10th to 12th January 2019 at NST City Studio

By Fin Kennedy

Directed by Liam Gifford

Charlie, is cracking up. Maybe it is time to become somebody else?

Charlie is caught in a dysfunctional corporate culture and not prepared for real life, for grief, dissapointment and boredom. To escape he turns to drugs, he schemes, he cheats, he gambles, until he gets found out. And then he tries to disappear. 

This award-winning dark comedy is performed by NST’s furiously talented Youth Theatre.

 

Age recommendation: 14+ years

A post show Q&A run by NST Youth Theatre will follow Thursday's performance. 

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Class

28th to 30th March at NST City Studio

By Ben Bailey Smith and Lajaune Lincoln

Directed by Liam Gifford and Emily Bradshaw

As part of NT Connections 2019

 

 

“That’s exactly why people want to vote... They don’t want more of the same.”

It’s school election time and a deadlock is taking place amongst the members of the school council. Bitter rivalries, secret alliances and false promises are laid bare. As a ruthless battle ensues, who will win and does anyone really care?

Class examines social divisions, populism and reflects the current fraught political climate.

 

A post show Q&A run by NST Youth Theatre will follow Thursday's performance. 

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Showcase

By Nuffield Southampton Youth Theatre

Directed by Liam Gifford

 

Join our Youth Theatre at Showcase, for a range of performances from both classic texts and new works. More information to follow soon.

 

1984

9th to 10th August at NST City Main House

By George Orwell, Adapted by Matthew Dunster

Directed by Liam Gifford

 

"Big Brother, fearless protector of Oceania, standing like a rock against the dark hordes of the Eurasian Armies.”

At the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith spends his days rewriting history. At his home, he secretively spends his evenings longing for a brighter future. When a mystery love note crosses his palm he decides to risk the unknown consequences which await such Thought Criminals in Room 101 in search for the truth…War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Young theatre makers from across the area join forces over two weeks through our NST Youth Theatre Summer Project to bring this Orwell classic to the NST stage.

 

Want to learn more about the project? Click on the Summer Youth Theatre tab on this page.

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Drama Club

 

 

Slumber Stories

Created by NST Drama Club and Joe Plumb

Directed by Joe Plumb

 

Is it real, or is it a dream?

The brilliant NST Drama Club bring you stories devised within their weekly Drama Club sessions that come from the edge of dreams.

 

More information to follow.

 

 

Summer Youth Project 2019

George Orwell's 1984

29th July to 10th August

 

NST's Summer Youth Project brings together 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 relevent, classic. 

 

Auditions:

For this show we will be bringing back auditions to be involved in the project. We encourage everyone aged 13 to 21 who is interested in the play to audition, whether you've been a member of Youth Theatre for years or have never done drama before, we want to see you all! There are 6 audition dates:

28th January at Regents Park Community College

3rd February at NST City's Rehearsal Room

6th February at Itchen College

1st March at NST Campus' Cafe

8th March at Toynbee School

 

Want to take part?

Just click on the button below to fill out our form and confirm your attendance at one of our auditions! 

Register to Audition

 

Fees

£220, with bursaries avaliable 

Once you've sucessfully been cast in the production in March/April, we will release payment information.

 

Got any questions? Please email [email protected] to get them answered. 

 

Want to buy tickets for the shows themselves? Click the button below:

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Drama Workshop Week 2019

end August 2019 - Dates and Times TBC

 

This year we're going to be running a week of drama fun during the Summer Holidays. To register your interest to be notified when our dates and show are announced, please email [email protected] 

 

More information will follow shortly.