The BTA Summer 2018 Season

After two years in summer residence at the Ambassdors Theatre in the West End, The BTA are completely taking over Southwark Playhouse for the summer with 2 productions, The Stockwell Playhouse and the world famous open air Minack Theatre.

The British Theatre Academy was set up to give talented young people the opportunity to perform in top venues nationwide for free. Over the past three years the company earned rave reviews for productions of Annie Jr, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Pinocchio and 13 - The Musical in the West End. In May, the BTA staged a scintillating concert performance of Broadway musical The Color Purple, starring Marisha Wallace (Effie in Dreamgirls) alongside members of the BTA. The British Theatre Academy is a unique performing arts programme that has inspired and nurtured the talent of thousands of young performers over the past 30 years We believe that children should be trained as professionals by professionals. Our team maintains an established link with casting directors, music producers, and talent agents across the world. We are passionate about releasing the individual skill and flair of each student in all aspects of their chosen field. Our experienced creative team provide exceptional training and are dedicated in preparing and inspiring our students at the highest level. Last Summer the BTA brought The Secret Garden and Godspell into the West End where over 500 outstanding cast members wowed the audiences all summer long and performed alongside musical theatre stars Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimlooo and George Maguire.

Goodnight Mister Tom

Southwark Playhouse

25 July – 25 August 2018

Adapted by David Wood
From the novel by Michelle Magorian
By Arrangement with Samuel French

Bring it On

Southwark Playhouse

2 August – 2 September 2018

Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green
Book by Jeff Whitty
By arrangement with MTI Europe

Spring Awakening

Stockwell Playhouse

16 to 18 August 2018

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
By arrangement with MTI Europe


The British Theatre Academy will be auditioning between January-April 2018 in London and surrounding areas to find the most talented young performers aged between 6-26 to take part in our London Summer Season. This year there are three productions as part of our season and performers will have the opportunity of working with our professional West End creative team who previously brought you 13 The Musical and The Secret Garden (both Ambassadors Theatre).

At The British Theatre Academy we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to perform and that talent talks above everything else, therefore our Summer Season is part of our BTA Free Theatre Initiative which means there is no audition fee and no show fee! All we ask is for people who share our passion to perform and have a hunger to learn!

When booking your audition slot this is an audition to be part of our season not a specific show – at recall auditions we will provide more information for which specific shows you are auditioning. All you need to do is register your details below (please only once!) and then you will receive further audition information via email.

So what are you waiting for? Register below and take your first steps into a professional career on stage!


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