National auditions

Dates and Venues

Cardiff: Performer

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.

You are auditioning to join the YMT 2016 Company and be part of YMT’s 2016 Summer Season where, if successful, you’ll be placed on a two/three-week residential project to create a brand new piece of music theatre, which includes THAT'S WHAT I GO TO SCHOOL FOR - the Busted musical by Busted's James Bourne and Elliot Davis, a stunning musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby and women's boxing epic Fight Like a Girl plus shows in Belfast, Plymouth and Aberdeen! YMT projects are residential and take place in July/August across the UK with the selection process not based on geography, so you may not be placed on the course closest to where you live.

The audition is a 3-hour group workshop where you’ll be led by a director, a musical director and a choreographer who will score you on your acting, singing, dancing and, most importantly, your ability to work as a team. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING!


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

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, Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL

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