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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.

Since February 2022, 20 new productions have been added to the Collection, including 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, bringing the total number of titles to 50.

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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Young People performing in an NT young people session

Theatre Nation Partnerships: Speak Up

Over the past year we have been 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 have worked 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, launched 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 engage with 140,000 young people in 55 selected schools 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