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Young People

Young People

Cheap tickets, workshops, events and a national festival of new writing and theatre-making.

If you want to find out how the National Theatre puts on productions or if you want to try something new, then there are loads of things we offer to help you gain skills and make theatre. From Q&As to workshops and short courses, if you are aged 16-21, however much experience you've had, then there is an opportunity at the NT for you. 

The National Theatre's Youth Programme for 16-21 year olds is supported by The Derrill Allatt Foundation.

National Theatre Young Technicians

Are you interested in lighting, sound, video and automation? Are you aged between 14–18? Then our technical theatre workshops could be for you!

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The NT Young Technicians in a workshop

16 – 21: A Playwright’s Toolkit: Writing for Theatre

Whether you’re totally new to playwriting or have many drafts in your drawer, this course will help you sharpen your ideas and turn them into theatre.

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A young girl in a writing workshop

16 – 21: Staging Epic Stories

Explore how to create huge stage pictures with just a company of actors.

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Young people in a workshop

16 – 21: Gig Theatre with Middle Child

Create original theatre that makes a noise, from scratch, in just four days.

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Young people performing

16 – 21: Sculpt, plaster and paint – Scenic Art Course

Discover how set designs are realised for the stage and create a full-size section of scenery with our scenic artists.

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A photograph of a pot of paint and some brushes
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