Speak Up is a new secondary school programme that aims to inspire a movement of young people, who want to speak up about the issues that matter to them – in their schools, their communities and nationally.
Young people will work collaboratively with their teachers, artists, local arts organisations and the National Theatre to make local artworks and creative projects.
This innovative programme has been developed with our Theatre Nation Partnerships (TNP) - Cast in Doncaster, The Lowry in Salford, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Sunderland Empire and Sunderland Culture, Theatre Royal Wakefield, and the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – for young people who have been most affected by the pandemic and whose voices are not always heard.
Speak Up takes place in areas of low arts engagement where there is an inequality of access to opportunities for young people.
Schools are selected via invitation from the TNP venues and the National Theatre.