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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

NT Youth Programme

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is a major supporter of the National Theatre’s youth programme for 16-21 year olds.

Support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation has enabled the NT to establish a dynamic youth programme comprising Young Studio, Entry Pass workshops and Youth Partnership projects across inner London targeting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We are expanding and developing this programme to include creative development opportunities and workshops, short courses, talks and events in our new Learning Centre.

Find out more about the youth programme. 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation’s mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. They have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.

For more information, or to discuss how you can help support the National Theatre, please contact Matt Armstrong, Head of Trusts and Foundations on 020 7452 3227 or at


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