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Young People

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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.

16–21: Designing Faith, Hope and Charity

Working with Natasha Jenkins, designer of Faith, Hope and Charity, you will explore how this production was created and designed with reducing environmental impact in mind, as well as thinking more widely about how this challenge can be tackled.  

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16–21: Join the Debate: Theatre Design and Environmental Impact

If you are interested in theatre-making, the environment and creating change then sign up and join the debate.

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Beyond the Stage: Backstage Careers in Theatre

Discover some of backstage and off-stage careers in theatre in this exciting day for 14–18-year-olds. Take part in workshops, tours and talks all led by industry professionals ready to share their expertise.

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16–21: Getting Started with Directing

Whether you’re just starting to direct or you’re already making work, this practical three-week course will develop your skills. Led by National Theatre Resident Director, Breman Rajkumar.

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Creative Development Weekend with Roy Alexander Weise

Explore power structures, masculinity and ballroom dancing in this exciting weekend of theatre-making with Roy Alexander Weise. During the weekend you will discover how tension can be created and how to enable actors to stay in the moment on stage.

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