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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: Acting workshop - Playing Age

A practical acting workshop led by Peter Gynt staff director Cara Nolan exploring the physical and vocal techniques used during the rehearsal process to develop and portray characters who age throughout a play that spans 50 years.

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16-21: A Playwright's Toolkit: Writing for Theatre

A three-part course developing the practical tools to write your play, supported by playwright Elinor Cook. Through writing exercises, games and creative tasks you will find out how to create structure, character and drama.

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Young Technicians

Are you interested in lighting, sound, video and automation? Are you aged between 14–18? Then our technical theatre workshops could be for you!


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