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 our 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


  • Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 7.30pm (contemporary) & 7.30-9.00pm  (classical) at The Tower, Kings’ School, Winchester.
  • Rehearsals run for 12-weeks per term over the full academic year.


  • Membership for the company is through audition ONLY (July each year)
  • We take a full company of 40 participants (20 contemporary and 20 classical)
  • £135 per participant, per term | £405 full year. 

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.

Our 17/18 company are currently in rehearsals for their productions of Skellig and The Tempest to be staged in July '18.

AUDITIONS 2018/2019 Company

We will be announcing audition information for DNYT Company 2018/2019 by the end of April. Please check back here for more information on our auditions.