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.

How do you make a start? Where do you find ideas and inspiration? Put your questions to writer Evan Placey.

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.

Find out more about the role of a Stage Manager and put your questions to the professionals.

Find out how to realise a designer’s vision with prosthetics, wigs, hair and stage make–up, as well as tips on technique and career advice.

Practical workshop exploring how to tell a story from different characters’ points of view, using exercises from the rehearsal room.

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...

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.