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16–21: Getting Started with Directing

Two participants taking part in a youth directing course

16–21: Getting Started with Directing

Workshop dates:

Tuesday 19 November, 5–8pm
Tuesday 26 November, 5–8pm
Tuesday 3 December, 5–8pm

Duffield Studio, Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre


During the course, you will also see two National Theatre productions:

‘Master Harold’… and the boys on Wednesday 20 November at 7.30pm, Lyttelton Theatre
Translations on Monday 2 December at 7.30pm, Olivier Theatre


This course is available to 16–21-year-olds

£40, including tickets (bursaries are available)

You must be available for all workshops and for both performances to take part.

Whether you’re just starting to direct or you’re already making work, this practical three-week course will develop your skills through learning by doing. Explore different techniques in working with actors, moment-to-moment listening and activating text. The course is led by National Theatre Resident Director, Breman Rajkumar.

Breman has also been Resident Director at Kiln Theatre. He was awarded the Directors Guild Award and has an MFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the Lir Academy, Trinity College.

To apply please complete this form by Tuesday 5 November. This is your chance to tell us about your interest in writing and theatre. The more you tell us – within the word limit – the more we will understand about you and why you want to take part.

We would never want the cost of a course or project to prevent anyone from taking part. A limited number of full and part-funded bursary places are available. If you would like to apply for one, please indicate this on the form when you apply.