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Young People

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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: Telling Epic Stories

This practical theatre-making workshop led by My Brilliant Friend Staff Director Nicky Allpress will explore some of the techniques used to tell this epic story, spanning many years and locations. This workshop will also consider how puppetry can help to convey complex and sensitive parts of the story.

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop

16 – 21: Staging Fantastical Stories

This practical directing workshop led by The Ocean at the End of the Lane Staff Director Sophie Moniram, will share some of the approaches used in the rehearsal room and help you to expand your creative thinking.

 

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop

16 – 21: Directing workshop

In this practical workshop led by Three Sisters Staff Director Moji Elufowoju, you will explore the process of directing a new version of a classic text.

 

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Two young participants taking place in an NT youth directing course

16 – 21: Acting workshop – Placing Memory

This practical acting workshop led by Death of England Staff Director, Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre, will investigate the role of memory in drama. Through solo and group exercises you will explore how memory can be triggered by the senses, deepening the actor’s experience in constructing a character during a performance.

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop

16-21: How to be a Stage Manager

On this course you’ll have the chance to go backstage at the National Theatre, work with our stage managers and try out the huge variety of jobs they undertake. From learning the basics of cueing to creating a props list and a daily rehearsal call, this is a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills.

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Young people learning how to measure out stage space as part of stage management course

16-21: How to be a Theatre Producer

Have you ever wondered what a producer does and how they do it? Are you passionate about theatre, music and art and want to create cultural events that inspire others? Are you a creative thinker and do you like solving problems? Then this producing course is for you!
 

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop
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