Join Us

We’ve an enthusiastic and talented membership but we are always eager to strengthen our company. If you are interested in bringing acting, singing, dancing or practical stagecraft skills to our productions we would love to hear from you!

Company Audition

The date for your next chance to join the company has not yet been announced. 
 
You will have to register your place before the audition by emailing info@nmtc.me.uk with your name, age, gender, (very) brief experience and a contact number. The New Members’ Audition will be at the Northgate School Art College, in Kingsthorpe, Northampton. The evening will start at 7:30pm with individual singing auditions, finishing by 9:30pm latest.
 
Note that being part of the NMTC company does not guarantee you a part in our production.

 

 
Please note the subscription fees, and the following for individual auditions:
  • You must provide your own sheet music for our pianist to accompany you.
  • Your audition song doesn’t have to be from a musical, as long as you feel it shows you off to your best
  • Our auditions are often very busy, so please don’t be offended if we stop you mid-song. In fact, if your favourite verse isn’t the first one, it may be best to start part way through the song, please discuss this with our pianist when you come in for your audition.
  • We prefer live piano accompaniment, however, if you would like to use a backing track, please ensure that it is Karaoke style (no pre-recorded singing) and bring along something to play it on! Please also be prepared to sing some exercises with our pianist, so that we can check that you can follow the piano.

 

Please also join our mailing list to be kept up to date!
 
 

 

Other Ways To Join Us 

 

You can also audition to join our Concert Group at any time.

If you are under 18, please look into our Youth Company; you do not need to join the Youth Company before auditioning for a show.

 

Show Auditions

To be eligible to audition for our shows, you must already be a member of NMTC, please see details above about joining the company.

 

  1. Have already have passed a New Members’ Audition (see below)
  2. Pay your membership fees on WebCollect. More details on how to pay are below
  3. Access the audition pieces in our Members’ Area; if you haven’t already, create an account for it first
  4. Email info@nmtc.me.uk with the (maximum of 2) characters that you’d like to audition for, and a prioritised list of those that you also want to be considered for
  5. Come along to the sing through. Bring your own copy of the sheet music to use, and something to record the pianist playing your piece
  6. Bring along an audition form on the audition day
  7. See the Rehearsal Schedule for more details, and the final schedule once we know the number of people auditioning for each part
 
As per our Constitution, we will be enforcing the attendance rules. If you miss rehearsals (without good, and forewarned reasons) then you may be asked to leave the cast. Bad attendance will also affect your chance of a future successful audition.
 
The rehearsal dates will be available on the Rehearsal Schedule. If you are auditioning for a role in the show, you will be expected to attend all of the Setting rehearsals. Not being able to attend Setting rehearsals will lessen the strength of your audition, however not declaring that you will be missing rehearsals until after you have been cast will count against your next audition!

Membership Fees

Our Annual Membership runs between April to March each year. A membership payment is due to be paid whether you are in a performing, or non-performing role. Being a paid up member of NMTC allows you to audition for any of our shows, attend rehearsals to see ‘behind the scenes’ of our upcoming shows, as well as supporting one of the UK’s oldest amateur theatre companies.

Audition Fee

Free!
  • There is currently no fee to audition to join the company.

Non-Acting Membership

£30/year
  • To maintain your membership, if you don’t intend on performing.
  • There is no need to audition. Please send us details of what, if anything, you are interested in doing (e.g. Front of House, Committee/Sub-committees, etc.)

Standard Membership

£100/year
  • To be eligible to audition for our shows. Payment is taken in one lump sum.

Standard Membership

£8.33/month
  • To be eligible to audition for our shows. Payment is taken monthly.

Student Membership

Half Price
£50/year
  • For those in full-time education, to be eligible to auditions for our shows.

Student Membership

Half Price
£4.17/month
  • For those in full-time education, to be eligible to auditions for our shows.

We have now moved to managing all of our membership fees online. You can set up annual or monthly payments on WebCollect. You only need to set up your payment once, and it will continue to auto-renew each year. You can log in again whenever you want should you wish to alter it.

There are several different ways to join NMTC:

  • If you would like to perform in our shows, you should select either an ‘Annual Membership’ at a one-time annual payment or Monthly payments.
  • If you are currently in Full-Time Education (Students), then the Performing Member fees are half price.

 

WebCollect Setup Guide

  1. Go to webcollect.org.uk/nmtc and choose New Members: Join Here
  2. Select the type of membership that you want, and how many (e.g. for couples or families). Then click Add to Basket. Next click Checkout in the top right
  3. If you don’t already have one, create an account with WebCollect, you’ll need to enter your name, email and a password. The next screen asks for your address, then (if you’ve added multiple memberships) to allocate them to different people
  4. Optional: You are then asked for some more contact information
  5. Optional: The next screen asks for your areas of interest, add in anything that you are interested in helping out with here. Backstage, props, Front of House, performing, etc.
  6. Choose Enter Payment, then Allow Future Payments, to set this up to auto-renew. Click Complete Transaction
  7. The next page is where you enter your account details to set up the direct debit (this is done on a website called gocardless.com, this is what will appear on your bank statements)
  8. You’ll be returned to WebCollect, click Place Order to finish
  9. You’re done – Thanks!
    You can click Go To My Account, and you’ll be able to see your Membership type listed