skip to main content

Young People

An image of young people in a workshop

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 Partner for Learning is Bank of America 

The National Theatre's Youth Programme for 16-21 year olds is supported by The Derrill Allatt Foundation.

16-21: Writing for Theatre

Whether you’re totally new to playwriting or have many drafts in your drawer, this course will help you sharpen your ideas and turn them into theatre.

This FREE course for 16-21 year olds will be delivered online via Zoom.

Find out more and apply

Young people taking part in a NT playwrititng course

16-21: How to be a 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? 

This online course for 16 - 21 year olds will take place across evenings in February 2021.

Find out more and apply

Young people taking part in an NT youth workshop

Young Technicians 2021

Are you interested in lighting, sound, video and automation? Are you aged between 14–18? Then our technical theatre workshops could be for you!

This online course will run from January - March 2021

Find out more and apply

Young people taking part in a Young Techs workshop with NT staff.
Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop