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.

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

Emily Lim, Staff Director on Everyman, explores ways in which the actors and production team approached Carole Ann Duffy’s poetic text.

Lily McLeish, Staff Director on The Beaux' Stratagem, looks at how the actors brought their characters to life by exploring desire: the desire for a better life, for a bigger fortune, to find love, to get a divorce.

Love the beautiful game and pretty keen on theatre too? In The Red Lion Talkback you can put your questions about football, theatre and more to writer Patrick Marber.

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.