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.

Want to know what an assistant director does in the rehearsal room? Come along to this Q&A with the assistant director of The Hard Problem and find out

Led by theatre company Look Left Look Right, this practical course explores some of the techniques used in verbatim theatre and gives you a chance to try them out.

Theatre can transport you to different worlds – sometimes it uses a bit of trickery. Put your questions to illusionist Darren Lang, who created some of the magic moments for Man and Superman

In this practical workshop you will find out more about the art of ‘breaking down’ a costume.

Missed Rory Mullarkey’s The Grandfathers when it was in the Temporary Theatre? Then come and watch the archive recording and put your questions to the director, Jesse Jones.

On this short course, movement directors take you through how they create the physical language for a production and help you to develop skills you can apply to your own performance work.

This practical design workshop looks at how Lizzie Clachan made the epic world of Treasure Island for the Olivier 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.