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.

Movement Director Polly Bennett will introduce you to the contrasting methods she used in rehearsals for Three Days in the Country and Pomona to create atmosphere and allow the movement to help tell the story...

Put your questions to the Wardrobe Supervisors and Dressers working on People Places and Things and find out what’s involved day-to-day.

Interested in writing a play? Want to learn how to create characters, story, dialogue, and develop your own ideas? This three-day course, led by Evan Placey, will equip you with the tools to start writing for stage.

Take part in this Special Effects Make-Up short course and learn the basics of creating make-up effects like cuts, bruises and burns using every-day items.

Theatre Designer Lizzie Clachan talks about how she designs a production, from the first ideas to the final stages.

Put your questions to Lighting Designer, Prema Mehta, as she introduces the basics of lighting and talks about how it contributes to the Director’s vision for a production.

Short Course: Thursday Evenings, 5 – 26 November 2015, 5pm – 8pm 
Clore Learning Centre

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.