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Young People

Young People

Cheap tickets, workshops, events and a national festival of new writing and theatre-making.

If you want to find out how the National Theatre puts on productions or if you want to try something new, then there are loads of things we offer to help you gain skills and make theatre. From Q&As to workshops and short courses, if you are aged 16-21, however much experience you've had, then there is an opportunity at the NT for you. 

The National Theatre's Youth Programme for 16-21 year olds is supported by The Derrill Allatt Foundation.

Creative Development: Exploring Tragedy with Simon Godwin

Explore heart-wrenching narratives through movement, text, devising and performance.

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Simon Godwin leading a workshop with young people

Beyond the Stage: Careers in Theatre

Love theatre but don’t want to be in front of an audience? Discover backstage and off-stage careers in theatre for 14–21-year-olds.

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Photograph of a lighting desk in an auditorium, with a performance on stage

Creative Development: Riot Act with The Paper Birds

A creative weekend exploring liberation, democracy and feminism with leading female theatre company, The Paper Birds.

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16 – 21: Creating Characters – Puppet-Making Course

Design and make your own puppet using a range of materials with Toby Olié and Daisy Beattie.

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A photograph of young people manipulating a puppet

16–21: Devising War Horse

Explore the rehearsal process that brought War Horse production to life.
 

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A group of young people in a movement workshop

16 – 21: Exploring stage and story

Theatre doesn't have to be performed on a traditional end-on stage - explore how alternative spaces affect the way we tell stories.

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Young people standing on stage
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