The New Work Department is the engine room for the NT’s creative output, developing work and artists for our stages, and beyond.
- Last year, almost 1000 artists worked on around 200 projects in development.
- The department was created in 2015, bringing together the devising and experimentation work of the Studio and the script commissioning and development focus of the Literary Department.
- All our artistic development is now led by the New Work Department, including new play commissions, workshopping of devised projects, and new treatments of classic texts. We nurture emerging talent, as well as providing dramaturgical support to mid-career and established artists. Our aim is to create the conditions for writers and artists to make the best possible work.
- The New Work Department is a place for exploring new forms, embracing a wide range of ideas and talent, all the time keeping questions about audience and the programming priorities of the National Theatre at its heart. We work with a diverse group of theatres, writers and artists, offering resources and support to development of work for stages around the UK.