DNYT is a tribute to what youth theatre can be and what talented, motivated young people can do.

Discarded Nut Youth Theatre is a cutting edge company of young actors committed to creating breath-taking & high-quality contemporary adaptations of classic plays. We seek exceptional young people with a passion for theatre and acting, who must audition each year to become a member of our company. We look for young people aged between 11-25 who are:

  • Dedicated
  • Enthusiastic
  • A team player
  • A desire to develop performance and personal skills 

The standards of performance and production that our company aspire to, makes DNYT an ideal environment for anyone wanting to make the performing arts their career. We are positive that as a company we will rise to any challenges that come up in order to make this a wholly successful and high quality experience for the participants.

As well as having the opportunity to perform on stage our youth theatre participants will actively be involved in all areas of mounting the production, working alongside professionals in these areas, such as: technical & productions - incl. LX & sound-design, set design & production, costume, hair & make-up, stage management, directing, press & promotion and front of house

DNYT rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6pm 7.30pm (production one) & 7.30-9.00pm  (production two) at The Tower, Kings’ School, Winchester. Rehearsals run for 12-weeks per term over the full academic year, with membership costing £135 per participant, per term. Please note that membership for the FULL YEAR (£135 per term | £405 full year) is due on the first rehearsal (either through pre-dated cheques, cash/card payment in full or organised direct debit) and is non-refundable.


Journey into a world of hope and discovery with this inspiring  adaptation of David Almond’s acclaimed, award-winning novel. A young boy discovers a strange, winged creature hidden amongst the shadowy cobwebs of his decayed garden shed. Together with his new friend Mina, Michael befriends this extraordinary being whilst his baby sister clings to life in an incubator. But Skellig is far more than he seems and his presence will change Michael’s life, and the lives of his family, forever. Skellig is a magical and inspiring tale of friendship that won’t fail to touch your heart.

The Tempest

On a distant island a man waits, robbed of his position, power and wealth, and cast adrift with his young daughter, his enemies have left him hungry for revenge. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature and spirits to his will. When a ship carrying the men who wronged him appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean, stirring up a devastating storm that wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing and no one is as they seem.

William Shakespeare's extraordinary farewell play is a mystical tale filled with villains and lovers, monsters and fools that will leave you terrified, transfixed and ultimately, transformed.  

AUDITIONS 2017/2018

Auditions for DNYT company 2017/2018 have now taken place and our next intake will be auditioned in July 2018. If you would like to see if we have any availability for this year, please email us.