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.

In this practical workshop Staff Director, Melanie Hillyard, will explore how actors and directors develop characters intentions from the playtext and approaches to storytelling on stage.

At this Q&A, video designer Jack Henry James will guide you through what it takes to become a brilliant video designer.

Want to know more about designing for the National Theatre’s stages? Ian MacNeil, the set designer of Everyman, will take you through the process of designing for the Olivier stage.

Join Lyndsey Turner, director of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, to explore how a director brings a concept to life on the stage.

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.

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.