Young People

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

If you want to find out how the National Theatre makes shows 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 screenings to short courses, if you are aged 16-21 then there is an opportunity at the NT for you. Come and have a go.

This course is an intensive entry-level course that will give you the opportunity to explore the National’s producing process and draw comparisons with producing on the Fringe.

Staff Director Emily Lim leads this practical workshop exploring the ‘work-play’ concept developed in the rehearsal room.

Explore how to stage safe and effective unarmed stage combat.

How do you take amazing photographs of theatre productions? Come along to this Q&A with theatre photographer Ellie Kurttz and find out what it takes to become the best in the business.

In this make-up design demo you'll find out more about how the NT make-up artists created the tattoo designs for Long John Silver's crew. Includes a ticket to see Treasure Island.

At this Q&A you can put your questions to professional actors and find out more about auditioning, collaborating with theatre practitioners and making a career as an actor.

Find out more about wig-making and hair design in this practical workshop and get the chance to design a wig, inspired by period styles.

This workshop introduces physical approaches to text and ways to create an active rehearsal room.

Connections is a national festival of new writing and young theatre making. The concept is simple – exciting new plays, commissioned by the National Theatre and performed by youth theatre groups across the UK, with professional support from the NT and its partner theatres.

Entry Pass is a free membership scheme for anyone aged 16 – 25, with an allocation of £5 Entry Pass tickets at every performance at the National Theatre.