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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 Partner for Learning is Bank of America 

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

16-21: How to be a Producer

Have you ever wondered what a producer does and how they do it? Are you passionate about theatre, music and art and want to create cultural events that inspire others? Are you a creative thinker and do you like solving problems? Then this producing course is for you!
 

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16 – 21: Directing workshop

In this practical workshop led by Three Sisters Staff Director Moji Elufowoju, you will explore the process of directing a new version of a classic text.

 

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16 - 21: Getting Started With Design

How does a designer start to work on a show? This three-part course led by Death of England co-designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey, will explore the early stages of theatre design, showing how you can use out-of-the-box thinking to stimulate creativity.
 

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16 – 21: Acting workshop – Placing Memory

This practical acting workshop led by Death of England Staff Director, Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, will investigate the role of memory in drama. Through solo and group exercises you will explore how memory can be triggered by the senses, deepening the actor’s experience in constructing a character during a performance.

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16 – 21: Taking Up Space

Inspired by The Welkinthis practical workshop will look at representation on stage.

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