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Discover Creative Careers

Explore the breadth of careers in theatre and the creative industries

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Looking for a start in the creative industries? We offer free theatre-making workshops for young people aged 13 – 25 to discover and build new skills.

You’ll have the chance to talk to National Theatre staff at dedicated careers fairs throughout the year, or if you’d rather learn at home, check out our video series to help you explore the range of roles you could consider for a career in theatre.

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Come and say hello to National Theatre staff at two major careers events in 2024 – The Big Bang Fair and Skills London.

Explore Creative Careers

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Introducing Directing with Clint Dyer, Deputy Artistic Director

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Introducing Music Composition for Performance with DJ Walde

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Introducing Voice and Dialect for Performance with Hazel Holder

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Introducing Movement Direction for Theatre with Rachael Nanyonjo

Learn from world-leading experts

The rain effects in the production of The Crucible being tested in the Lyttelton Theatre.
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The Olivier Rains for The Crucible

Janet McTeer and Akiya Henry stand far apart in a field of tall grasses, looking at each other.
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Phaedra‘s Five Sets in One

Taylor Russell and Paapa Essiedu sitting in the rehearsal room. Paapa is looking at Taylor and Taylor is looking off into the distance.
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Creating the Character in The Effect

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Making Theatre in the Climate Crisis: Designing  Paradise and the Theatre Green Book

Reading list

The front cover of the National Theatre's 'All About Theatre' work featuring those words in yellow, pink and orange

All About Theatre

Pick up a copy of our award-winning book, All About Theatre – a complete, introductory guide to theatre-making.

Suitable for ages 10+.

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Young People’s Programmes are supported by Bank of America, The Maurice Hatter Foundation and the Richard Radcliffe Trust. With thanks to the MAP Fund.

Photos: Student Conference 2024 © Emma Hare | Space to Create 2023 © Andreia Leitao | LIfting the Lid 2023 © Belinda Lawley