National Youth Arts Wales
National Youth Theatre of Wales
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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.

NYTW offers a range of exciting and inspiring training and performance opportunities, working alongside industry professionals, and selected members will be invited to participate in one or more of these opportunities throughout the year.

We're looking for creative and enthusiastic young people who love theatre and performing, and are excited about learning new skills and working with new people!


NYTW 2017

The NYTW Aspire programme invests in the development of Wales' most promising young actors by focusing on core theatre-skills, devising, performance techniques, and physical theatre.

In 2017, NYAW is broadening its successful Aspire programme in order to engage with  more young actors.  It is also extending the programme to provide development opportunities for young people interested in set design and construction, costume, lighting and sound, and stage-management.

NYTW will focus exclusively on its Aspire programme this year, in advance of auditions for NYTW 2018. 

Who is it for?
Aspire is for young people in Wales (aged 14 – 20 years) who regularly engage in theatre through their school/college and/or with their local youth theatre company, and who aspire to another level of challenge and experience.

Entry onto the Aspire programme was via an Audition process held in April, 2017.

What is involved?
Aspire offers an exceptional training opportunity over three short residencies wherein participants will develop a better understanding and practice of theatre performance and production.

Who will members be working with?
Tonya Smith and Jain Boon will lead the Aspire programme alongside experienced practitioners drawn from the industry.

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