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"Alice" is a 4 month training programme, building up to another season of NYT's dazzling performances at Auckland's Aotea Centre

Join the cast of this brand new, original musical! Inspired by the Lewis Carroll classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, this 21st reimagining tells the story of a girl who dared to question, wonder, and dream of more. Written by our very own Jonathan Alver and James Doy, this show will honour the characters and world created by Carroll that has delighted generations, whilst bringing it to life in a new and unique way.

National Youth Theatre is an all-access training programme for children and young adults aged between 7 - 21. You don't need to audition to be part of the ensemble, once you register, you are part of the programme and will perform on stage in all performances. Our lead roles are auditioned from within the cast.

Rehearsals are broken up by age group and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by our experienced tutors. Rehearsals are mostly on Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings. Rehearsals mostly take place at Bayfield School, in Herne Bay.

At the end of the programme there will be four public performances (on Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December) and three subsidised performances for schools, on Thursday 28th November at 9.45 am & 12.15 pm, and Friday 29th November at 12 pm.  If your school is interested in attending please get in touch.

Course Fees

Registration Fee Includes show pack of t-shirt, souvenir programme, & digital team cast photo
$595 incl GST for all age groups

Important Dates

Note: Unless specified, rehearsals take place at Bayfield School.

1st Rehearsal: Sunday 28th July 2024

Rehearsals continue every Sunday except for middle weekend of the school holidays and Labour weekend

Dance Extension Workshop: Sunday 4th August

1st Round Auditions & Callbacks: 10th - 11th August

Dance Extension Auditions: Sunday 18th August

2nd Round Auditions: Saturday 24th August

2nd Round Callbacks: Saturday 31st August

Weekend Intensive: Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September, Camp Adair (Team Purple, dance extension team and selected leads required). 
There will be rehearsal as usual for Red/Yellow/Green on this weekend

Runs: 19th & 21st November 6:30 - 9:00pm (Leads and older cast)

Runs: 23rd & 24th November, Bayfield School (Full cast - timing TBC)

Theatre Week: 25th November - 1st December (some time will be required off school)


Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD

Rehearsals Monday 25th November afternoon/evening
Rehearsals Tuesday 26th November afternoon/evening - some cast may need early finish @ school
Wednesday 27th November all day (timing TBC)

School Performances: 

Thursday 28th November - 9.45am and 12.15pm

Friday 29th November - 12.00 pm

Public Performances:

Saturday 30th November - 1.30pm and 7.00pm

Sunday 1st December - 11.30am and 4.00pm

In the Room

Miles Ford


Nieve Wilson