Visit the National Theatre to explore theatre from the inside out
Due to the impact of Covid-19 we currently not taking bookings for Make Theatre Days. Please email Rio Fry for more information about how you can take part in our Primary School programme whilst the building continues a phased reopening.
Make Theatre Days are a great opportunity to give children in years 4-6 an active and exciting introduction to theatre-making and the backstage world of the National Theatre. Select from a choice of four exciting days linked to different aspects of theatre-making: Puppetry, Performance, Design or Sound and Lighting.
Perfect for a Christmas trip, end-of-school-year treat or to help prepare your class for a school performance. Alternatively, let us know what relevant topics your class are studying and we will tailor the workshops to suit your class.
The Make Theatre Day programme allowed the children to learn effectively and be engaged. It is trips like this that really inspire the children and I have no doubt that the memories will stay with them for many years. Year 6 Teacher
Cost per class: £180 for state funded schools
Relaxed Make Theatre Days
Perfect for groups that would benefit from a more relaxed tour and workshop environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability. Your class will visit one of the three NT auditoriums, try on costumes, handle some props & puppets and visit the backstage workshops. In the afternoon your class will participate in a performance or puppetry workshop led by a NT drama practitioner. All staff leading the day are specially trained in working with children with a variety of needs. Relaxed Make Theatre Days have a reduced cost of £100 per visit/class for up to 12 pupils.
The National Theatre wants to ensure that a wide range of schools can take part in the NT Learning Primary programme including those for which the programme costs present a significant barrier to participation. We offer a limited number of bursaries providing a significant reduction in cost. Please ask about bursaries when enquiring.