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Adults

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. http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/backstage/careers

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

 

Schools

For Olivier and Lyttelton performances, discounted educational group tickets are usually available for Monday - Thursday performances during term-time.

For Dorfman performances, discounts are available on Monday and Tuesday evenings during term-time..

For The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time discounts are usually available for Monday - Thursday performances during term-time.

There are a limited number of discounted tickets available for each performance and discounts do not apply during school holidays.

Group bookings can by made through the Box Office. You can call the Groups line on 020 7452 3010 or contact the Box Office here.

 

To request a school workshop please complete the Workshop Request Form [hyperlink to form], and email this to learning@nationaltheatre.org.uk. School workshops can take place at the NT, on any weekday (subject to availability) and usually last two hours. Workshops can incorporate any production in the current NT repertoire and will be tailored to the needs of your students. We can accommodate a maximum of 25 students in any one workshop. For more information, click here. hyperlink to Workshops page

We can arrange pre- or post-show Q+A’s (subject to availability). For more information, click here. The NT also runs a series of Platforms exploring different aspects of each production. To listen to recordings of these events, click here. links to: Workshops and Q&A page; Platforms; recordings of Platforms

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 [http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/learning/learning/for-schools/for-secondary-schools-and-colleges/archive-learning-days]. 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 [http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/learning/learning/for-schools/schools-streaming-service]. We also broadcast live performances to cinemas across the world via NT Live. To find your local venue, click here. links to: teaching resources; On Demand In Schools; NT Live and NT Live venue finder

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 [http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover-more/learning/schools-and-teachers/for-teachers]

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 [http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover-more/teaching-resources]. UK teachers can stream selected National Theatre productions direct to their classrooms for free. For more details [http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/learning/learning/for-schools/schools-streaming-service].

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