Pre-professional performance training for 13-19s.


The Nonsuch Young Company brings professional training direct from the rehearsal room to support aspiring performers develop and grow. 

Integrating theory with practice the NYC programme is designed to provide professional training and opportunities that focus on creating a solid foundation to kick-start the development of 13-19s aiming for careers in performance. 

Led by Nonsuch’s award-winning, internationally trained practitioners, young company members will train using techniques straight from our rehearsal room through weekly sessions and intensive residencies.  Participants will develop practical skills, learn from industry professionals and collaborate with artists to produce amazing original performances that will be shared to both local and national audiences.

Skills development will focus on vocal technique, ensemble practice, movement and physicality, acting interpretation and acting for camera. NYC is the perfect preparation for Drama School or other training routes, with Nonsuch’s practitioners on hand to offer clear and knowledgeable advice throughout the process of progression. 

“NYC was pivotal in my progression as an actor and performer.”

Matt Biddulph, Acting Student, East 15

How to Join

Entry into The Nonsuch Young Company is by audition only and limited to 15 places at a time.

Upcoming Auditions:

13-15 year olds – Wednesday 5th April 2017 (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

16-19 year olds – Thursday 6th April 2017 (Morning & Afternoon Sessions)

Auditionees will be ask to:

  • Take part in a group practical workshop
  • Prepare and share one, two-minute monologue from any time period (does not need to be gender specific)


Nonsuch Young Company’s Sessions will run:

Wednesdays, 17:00-19:00 for 13-15 year olds.

Wednesdays, 19:00-21:00 for 16-19 year olds.

NYC costs £85 per half-term including weekly sessions and one intensive (Saturday or Weekend), with the expectation of a high commitment level to every session. Bursaries are available.


For more information about Nonsuch Young Company or to reserve an audition place, please contact Olivia Wheeler or call 0115 837 1950.


Perfect for: Professional training. 

Age Group:  12-15 & 16-19

Locations: Nonsuch Studios

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