National auditions

Dates and Venues

Cardiff: Performer (2019)

What to expect on Audition day

YMT Auditions are for anyone aged 11 to 21 looking to kick-start their career in the performing arts - join the YMT 2019 Company!

You are auditioning to be part of YMT’s 2019 Summer Season where, if successful, you’ll be placed on a two/three-week project to create a brand-new piece of music theatre with a team of theatre professionals. YMT projects are residential - so you'll be living away from home - and take place in July/August across the UK. The selection process is not based on geography, so you may not be placed on the course closest to where you live.

The audition is a 3.5 hour group workshop where you’ll be led by a professional director, a musical director and a choreographer. Please read the full details of the auditions process and what to prepare, before attending the audition, found HERE.

What should I bring to the audition?

You will need to wear loose comfortable clothing (NOT JEANS), trainers or jazz shoes and bring a bottle of water. You will also need to fill in our AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM and bring it along with you with two colour passport sized photos attached to the form.

YMT is able to offer the special audition rate of £5 to those in receipt of Pupil Premium.This offer can be claimed by using promotion code FSM-19 when booking online or booking over the phone 020 8563 7725, the participant will need to bring proof of their receipt of Pupil Premium to their audition.

Session 1: 10:00 - 13:30
Session 2: 14:00 - 17:30

To book, please select a session from the drop-down list below.


By car

The M4 motorway, crossing the Severn Bridge near Bristol, is the major road-link to Cardiff and South Wales. The M4 provides a direct route between Cardiff, Heathrow Airport and London, and is easily accessible from other parts of the UK.

Travelling west on the M4: Leave the motorway at Junction 29, following the A48(M)/A48. Follow signs to the A470/City Centre. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is situated on the A470 on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.

Travelling east on the M4:Leave the motorway at Junction 32, following the A470 towards the City Centre. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is situated on the right hand side, opposite the neo-classical buildings of the Civic Centre, just before Cardiff Castle.

By bus

Local and regional bus services (Cardiff Bus 21, 23, 25 and 27) regularly pass the front door of the college as do a range of services on the Stagecoach and National Express network. Buses depart from the main bus terminus in front of Cardiff Central train station.

By train

The nearest local rail station is at Cathays on the Valleys Lines network, while Cardiff Central is the closest mainline station with frequent services operating between Cardiff and all major British cities. A half-hourly service connects Cardiff with London Paddington Station in less than two hours.

Approximate journey times to other cities include: Bristol (50 mins), Birmingham (2 hrs 10 mins), Southampton (2 hrs 30 mins), Manchester (3 hrs), Liverpool (3 hrs).

Book over the phone

If you would like to book your audition directly with one of the YMT team, please call us on: 020 8563 7725.

Book by postal form

Please download the Audition Postal Form and send it back to: Youth Music Theatre UK, The Hub, St Alban's Fulham, 2 Margravine Road, London, W6 8HJ.

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