Training As A Young Performer: Spotlight Taster Session With NYT

A roundup of the great advice for young performers planning their future

Spotlight recently held a taster session in conjunction with the National Youth Theatre, answering your questions about the next stage in your acting career. Below we have videos detailing all the best advice from our panellists, who included Kane Husbands, Justin McDonald, Dr Trevor Rawlins, Amelia Oakley and Ellie Samuels from Spotlight. 

Watch below for information on: 

  • The cost of auditions and course fees for drama school
  • Applying to drama school after a gap year
  • The pros and cons of drama school training
  • What to look for in an agent
  • How to apply to the National Youth Theatre's REP
  • What is involved in an NYT audition
  • Essentials on social media for actors
  • Top tips for showreels 
  • Self-taping at home 

Thanks to our panellists for providing such great info! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask us via Twitter.