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Our nation thrives on fresh talent and new ideas, and we continue to build flexible learning programmes that enable us to work with tens of thousands of young people aged 4–21 years old.  

Together we can ignite the creativity of the next generation. Donate and help make this happen.

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National Theatre Collection

Our streaming platform for the worldwide education sector is available for free to UK state schools, and 71% of state secondary schools have already signed up.

Following this huge success and demand, we're pleased to announce that a second Collection will be added in September.

The 10 new titles will include Inua Ellams’ Three Sisters (a co-production with Fuel), Arthur Miller’s All My Sons from the Old Vic and Headlong and The Seagull from Chichester Festival Theatre.

A further 10 titles will complete this second Collection in February 2022, including the addition of Winsome Pinnock’s Rockets and Blue Lights (a co-production with The Royal Exchange Theatre).

In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, we’re also extending free access to the Collection for public schools across New York, aiming to reach 30,000 students and teachers across three years. 

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Story Seekers

We’re proud to partner with the Unicorn Theatre on Story Seekers, a new nationwide creative literacy project.

Featuring filmed theatre performances directed by Justin Audibert, Artistic Director of the Unicorn, children will be sent on a mission to find and tell stories, building towards the creation and sharing of their own filmed performances.

Story Seekers also includes workshops by leading professional storytellers, plus training resources to support teachers.


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Theatre Nation Partnerships: Speak Up

From this summer we will begin working with young people most affected by the pandemic on a new nationwide project, Speak Up, as part of our Theatre Nation Partnerships programme.

Young people will work in collaboration with local artists and teachers to lead creative projects in response to issues that are most important to them.

The pilot project, funded by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, will begin with seven schools across Sunderland in partnership with Sunderland Empire and Sunderland Culture, Greater Manchester in partnership with The Lowry and Wakefield with Theatre Royal Wakefield, with aspirations to expand across all six Theatre Nation Partnership areas reaching tens of thousands of young people over the next three years. 

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Thank you to Bank of America, The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation,  The Derrill Allatt Foundation, The Attwood Education Foundation, Graham and Joanna Barker, The Borrows Charitable Trust, Tim and Sarah Bunting, The Candide Trust, The Casey Trust, Barbara G. Fleischman, Clore Duffield Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, Linda Hackett, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Hearn Foundation, Fondation Hoffman, The Ingram Trust, The Cranshaw Corporation for Mrs. Robert I. MacDonald, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, The Constance Travis Charitable Trust, Mave Turner and David Dutton, Charlotte and Simon Warshaw and members of the NT Collection Syndicate.

Image credits: Three Sisters production photography by The Other Richard; Story Seekers photography by Ellie Kurttz; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time photography by The Other Richard