In its 14th year, the leading international songwriting competition for 8-22 year olds.

The Young Songwriter Competition is for both aspiring young songwriters who already have some experience as well as young people who want to write their first song.

SAYS24 has 7 categories for young people worldwide: UK/Ireland 8-12 year olds, UK/Ireland 13-15 year olds, UK/Ireland 16-18 year olds, UK/Ireland 19-22, International 8-12 year olds, International 13-18 year olds and International 19-22 year olds.

Entries to the competition can be submitted individually or in collaboration with friends, school class or family. You can enter up to 5 individual songs and up to 5 songs written by a group. Each song entry costs £10 (to cover judging and admin costs) – please submit a separate entry form for each song.

The lyrics & music must be the entrants own original work. Copyright of each song entry remains with the entrant. NB You don’t need studio recordings of your songs, home recordings are absolutely fine!

Board Boost both upskills young trustees and supports the wider board to adopt best practice.

Boards receive training on how to be more inclusive, accessible, and grow diversity.


Young Trustees get interactive governance training, peer support, mentoring, and hands-on opportunities to apply their new wisdom.


Participants grow skills and tools, as well as confidence and experience.

If you are interested in cohort 2 (Autumn/Winter cohort) we will discuss costs and logistics in a 1-1 chat.

Please contact the email address below if you have any access requests or would like to discuss the commitments of the course.

Are you aged 18-25? Do you live in Lambeth or Southwark? Are you interested in curation? Are you male identifying? Do you want to work with our Taking Part team to co-curate multi-disciplinary artistic outputs for our Summer Project?

This summer term, we are working with male identifying participants from four of our learning partners in Lambeth and Southwark through weekly creative sessions to contribute to our Summer Project. This collaborative project serves as a collective expression, representing the culmination of their thoughts, experiences, and discoveries. It revolves around harnessing imagination and embracing boundless possibilities. It stands as a celebration and will explore multi-disciplinary art.

Our Young Curators will work with our Taking Part team to co-curate, co-ordinate and assist the work contributed by our learning partners to create our Summer Project!

Our Young Curators will:

Apply for the opportunity to exhibit alongside professional artists at FUSEBOX as part of the Kingston Open Studios in May 2024

Shortlisted artists exhibit at FUSEBOX during Kingston Open Studios: 18-26th May 2024

Results announced with prizegiving: 26 May 2024

Prizes

Winner’s prize – Free solo show at FUSEBOX
Highly commended prize – £TBD voucher
Public vote winner’s prize – TBD

An in depth and accessible theatre career CPD for all teachers, educators and those who work directly with young people.

Brought to you by Get Into Theatre and ATG Creative Learning, Work In Theatre is a nationwide careers programme to improve access to theatre careers for young people and emerging artists across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our Teacher Conference 2024 offers online CPD for teachers, educators and those who work directly with young people. We will explore the myriad of modern careers available within the professional theatre industry and the varying routes into it - in order to offer the best advice and support for your aspiring students, complement careers services in school and deliver informed and dedicated theatre-careers lessons for young people.

Participants should expect:

Celebrate UK National Careers week and bolster your industry knowledge by joining Get Into Theatre, ATG Creative Learning, our industry guests (to be announced shortly) and educators nationwide, in this one-off digital conference on Monday 4th March 4.30pm-7.30pm.

All attendees will also be sent a Work in Theatre teacher resource pack to support learning back in the classroom.

Take a guided tour of the National Theatre and discover the secrets of one of the most iconic buildings on the South Bank.

Led by one of our expert guides, our 75-minute tour takes you on a journey behind the scenes to see what’s being made in our on-site carpentry, props and scenic painting workshops, and discover how we create our world-class productions.

You’ll also explore the design and unique features of this renowned building, including our auditoriums.

Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of five on Guided Tours, this includes babies and children in pushchairs.

If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at the email address listed below.

For the hearing impaired (including hearing aid users) the Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is available for use on Guided Tours. Please inform us at the time of booking if you would like to use the Contego system.

Interested in joining National Youth Theatre of Great Britain? Come along to our free Community Auditions!

- See what it's like to be part of the NYT community
- Get a feel of our courses and what best suits you
- Have all your questions answered at our Q&A session
- Meet likeminded creatives from across your city

Audition day locations: London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds

We are very excited to announce that our Summer Youth Project for 2024 will be Bugsy Malone.

Our Summer Youth Project gives young people the opportunity to work together for two weeks with a professional creative team, taking a show from the first read through to final performances. These intensive rehearsal periods give participants a great opportunity to learn more about the performing arts whilst working to a common goal and making new friends. There are opportunities for performers and off-stage roles in the company.

To get involved you must first register for an audition. We make our audition event fun and light-hearted giving everyone an opportunity to get involved. 

To be involved, you must be available from 4 August to 18 August. Performances will run from 16 to 17 August at Mayflower Theatre.

All auditions are free. 

Please note, for successful auditionees there is a £250 fee to take part in the project, but free and discounted places are available. We also offer sibling discounts.

Disney's The Lion King is one of the top ten longest running shows in the London's West End and we have come together to show you some of the roles that bring this show together.

The Disney Theatre film includes behind the scene and theatre production jobs that go into making Disney's The Lion King.

Visit the Mayor of London's website to watch the film, download an education pack, and access other information about how to start a backstage career in theatre!

Attention young actors aged 18-24 with learning disabilities!
Are you looking for an employment pathway in the performing arts industry? Look no further than Peer Productions' PEP program. Gain practical experience, develop your skills, and work with industry professionals.
Apply now to join our inclusive and supportive community.

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