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Young People

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Young People

We work with young people aged 14-21 to explore every aspect of theatre making through courses, workshops and creative projects.  From playwriting and theatre making, to producing, and technical theatre there's something for you.  

Our free programmes run online and in-person, and particularly aim to support young people most impacted by the events of the last two years. 

National Theatre Young Technicians

Young Technicians is the National Theatre’s flagship technical training programme for young people aged 14-18. Launched in 2017 the programme offers in-depth training for free to young people from groups currently underrepresented in the technical theatre industries including young people from the global majority, young women, young people from working class backgrounds and disabled young people.

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Space to Create


Space to Create is a theatre-making project which sees young people collaborating with some of the UK's most exciting theatre artists to bring their ideas to life and create bold new performances through devising and experimentation.

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16-21: Fly The Flag


Fly The Flag is a unique summer project exploring human rights and performance as part of Fly The Flag 2022.


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National Theatre Young Producers

Have you ever wondered what a producer does and how they do it? Our How to be a Producer course opens up all the skills and tools needed to produce a cultural event and provides an opportunity to meet and learn from professional producers from across the creative industries. 

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The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America 

The National Theatre's Youth Programme for 16-21 year olds is supported by The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation and Richard Radcliffe Charitable Trust