At the National, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring. And we make it for everyone. To make our work accessible for everyone, we know we need to adapt, develop and be responsive to the needs of all the people we work with.
The opportunities listed here might need to be adapted to best enable you or your students to gain the best experience possible. We have previously adapted our learning programmes in different ways which we hope will be useful examples for you. If you’d like to discuss how you can be involved in any of our work and how we can best work with you, please get in touch.
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New Views encourages students to write their own play and has been created with students at every secondary school and further education college in the UK in mind. Past adaptations have included bespoke writing resources, partnering with playwright mentors with a specific skillset and additional support staff or resources for sessions or when visiting the theatre.
Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. These are then performed by 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people from every corner of the UK. Previous adaptations have included adapting or abridging plays to support the different needs of groups, and additional support during the rehearsal process and at Partner Theatre festivals.