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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.

16 – 21: Working with Scripts

Explore how to tackle complex scripts as both a director and actor.

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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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Creative Development: Exploring Tragedy with Simon Godwin

Explore heart-wrenching narratives through movement, text, devising and performance.

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Simon Godwin leading a workshop with young people

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: Musicals and Myths with Rachel Chavkin

Dramatise a pivotal moment in the story using music and song. Interested in directing, acting or musical theatre? - This workshop is for you!

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Young epople ina movement workshop - a semi circle of young people kneeling with a young man standing triumphantly in the centre

Beyond the Stage: Careers in Theatre

Love theatre but don’t want to be in front of an audience? Discover backstage and off-stage careers in theatre for 14–21-year-olds.

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