National auditions

Dates and Venues

Leicester: Performer

03 Feb 2018

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 2018 Company!

You are auditioning to be part of YMT’s 2018 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 group workshop where you’ll be led by a professional director, a musical director and a choreographer.

The session will run through lunchtime, please bring a packed lunch with you, as food will not be provided. The session starts at 11.00, we have set an approximate finish time of 16.00, however, depending on booking numbers this time may vary slightly, and may be slightly shorter or longer. We will contact you nearer the time to confirm the finish time. If you need to leave by 16.00 please let us know and we will ensure you are seen earlier.

Full details of the auditions process will be available on the website in mid-October.

This year, due to charitable funding, YMT is able to offer the special audition rate of £5 to those in receipt of free school meals. This offer can be claimed by booking over the phone 020 8563 7725, the participant will need to bring proof of their receipt of free school meals to their audition.

Session: 11:00 - 16:00

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


By car

Curve is right in the heart of the city centre in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.

On arrival in Leicester follow signs for Cultural Quarter and Curve.Our address is:
Curve, Cultural Quarter, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

Get directions to or from LE1 1SB from AA Routemap. You can add a parking voucher for the adjacent NCP car park on Rutland Street for a discounted rate of only £3.90 – for further information ask at the Ticket Office. It’s a great saving and means you don’t have to queue to pay when you leave.

Parking is also available adjacent to Athena - Athena Car Park Queen Street Car Park,Queen Street,Leicester, LE1 1QW

For the very latest travel news to and within Leicester and available spaces in the city centre car parks, we suggest visiting or tuning into BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM).

Alternatively public parking is available on East Street, near Leicester Train Station and next to YMCA, or Lee Circle (entrance on Fleet Street, not far from Humberstone Gate, off St. George’s Way).

Information detailing all public car parks in the city and their charges is available from Leicester City Council. For details call 0116 252 7000.

There are two park and ride services for the city centre operate between Monday and Saturday, 103 (Meynell’s Gorse) and 203 (Enderby).

To book a taxi to or from Curve, just call 0116 262 8222, or use the free phone in the Ticket Office.

By bus

All city centre bus services have stops within 3 to 10 minute walk of Curve. Those services that stop on or near Charles Street and Humberstone Gate are the closest. National Express and regional bus services terminate at St. Margaret’s Bus Station (approx. 12 minutes walk away).

By train

Go greener, travel with East Midlands Trains. Travelling by train cuts your carbon footprint. With Leicester Train Station less than 10 minutes walk away via Charles Street.

Book over the phone

Please call 02085637725 to book.

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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