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 4-part course will explore ways to watch, talk and write about theatre; from blogging to reviews to talking to your mates.

This 3-day intensive course is an introduction to producing - giving you an insight into budgeting, marketing, project management and working with artists.

This practical workshop will explore how the music of the 1920s, as well as physical environment and political change, shaped and influenced the movement style for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Led by Coral Messam, Movement Director for the production.

This course will explore the process of bringing a production to the stage. You will explore some of the methods directors use to explore and interpret the text and character relationships, as well as how to plan and lead rehearsals

This practical workshop with Lily McLeish, Staff Director on Cleansed, looks at how the actors explored themes of love, fear and anger through character relationships and physicality.

The National Theatre’s Creative Development Opportunities offer a space for young creative people who want to make theatre – writers, directors, designers, producers, filmmakers, graphic designers, lyricists, music producers, circus performers, animators, digital artists, dancers and more

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.

The National Theatre’s Connections Festival is 21 in 2016. To celebrate, we are going to involve more young people than ever in making theatre. The concept is simple – exciting new plays, commissioned by the National Theatre, performed by youth theatre groups across the UK, supported from the NT and its partner theatres.

New Views is the National Theatre’s annual playwriting programme for 15−19-year-olds. Each year hundreds of students from across the UK learn about playwriting from some of the finest writers in the business and write their own short plays, with one play chosen to be staged at the NT with a professional cast.