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Frequently asked questions

Schools

Archive Learning Days use screenings of past productions, prompt books, costume bibles, production images and press reviews. Archive Learning Days explore key NT productions and genres. For details please click here. Or you can request a screening of the production at our Archive. Please contact the Archive directly to enquire.

We have a huge range of online material for teachers and students to use. Take a look at our Teaching Resources for online videos, podcasts, interactive whiteboards and resource packs. UK teachers can stream selected National Theatre productions direct to their classrooms for free. For more details click here. We also broadcast live performances to cinemas across the world via NT Live. To find your local venue, click here.

The NT's programme of professional development opportunities for teachers explore different aspects of teaching drama, making theatre in school, and personal impact in the classroom. For more information click here

The NT aims to provide teachers and students with free, beautifully designed, easy-to-use resources that will enhance any learning experience. For more information, click here. UK teachers can stream selected National Theatre productions direct to their classrooms for free. For more details click here.

UK teachers can stream selected National Theatre productions direct to their classrooms for free. Visit the On Demand pages on our website

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Young people

We have a huge range of online material for you to use. Take a look at our Teaching Resources for online videos, podcasts, interactive whiteboards and resource packs. There is also an Archive which you are able to visit, by appointment, to explore documents, videos and images relating to the NT’s history. For more information, click here.

The NT has a collection of short films about careers. In these films we hear from NT employees who offer an insight into their exciting careers and how they came to work in theatre. For more information, click here

If you are over 18, please check the list of departments that offer work placements at the NT, email your CV and covering letter to workexperience@nationaltheatre.org.uk, for the attention of one of the departments, making your request as specific to that department as possible. You will then be sent a question sheet to tell us in more detail what you are looking for from your placement. Once this is returned your application will be passed on to the relevant department for consideration. The NT only offers work placements to people over the age of 18.

Work Placements for over 18s are offered in a number of different departments:

· NT Archive (two weeks)

· Catering (one to three weeks)

· Commercial Operations (one or two weeks)

· Scenic Construction (two to four weeks)

· Scenic Painting (two weeks)

· Costume & Wardrobe (one to six weeks)

· Development Department (Fundraising) (one or two weeks)

· Director’s Office (one week)

· Digital Media

· Hair & Make-up (one week)

· Learning Department (Education) (two to ten weeks)

· Production Department (two to ten weeks)

· Stage Department (two to four weeks)

· Lighting Department (two to four weeks)

· Sound Department (two to four weeks)

The NT is unable to offer placements in Acting, Directing, or Design.

The duration of work placements can vary in different departments, lasting between one to ten weeks. Work placements are usually aimed at those in higher education on the second or third year of a relevant course. Please allow at least two months notice to arrange a placement.

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us

 

Adults

Public National Theatre Collection

In partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing, we're making the National Theatre Collection accessible from home, for free, by students in UK state-funded schools and further education colleges. Students will be able to watch all 30 productions currently in the NT Collection with Drama Online. They will also be able to access learning resources and short form video content.

Once they have filled out the online registration form, teachers’ details will be verified and will be provided with username and password details (one per school) which they can share with students for home access. 

The registration form must be filled out by a member of staff at your school, so please get in touch with one of your teachers to ask about gaining access. You can find out more general information on the NT Collection page on this website.

The NT Collection is strictly only to be accessed by teachers and students at verified schools and institutions. We have, with the support of artists, been able to secure specific rights for educational use. We will be actively monitoring online use of the Collection, and any evidence of logins being shared beyond authorised access will result in the account being blocked and service suspended.

The NT Collection is available to UK fee-paying schools and education institutions worldwide via subscription or one-off payment. During this difficult period Bloomsbury are offering an extension to their free trial, which now lasts until the end of May 2020. 

You can find out more information on the Fee-Paying schools and institutions FAQs page in Learning

Details of how to sign up to a free trial at Drama Online Library