Applications are now open for Playing Up 2018-19

Applications are now open for our Playing Up Company 2018-19! Playing Up - our unique FREE nine month course, aimed at young people not in education, employment or training!

Applications are now open and will close at midnight on 15 April 2018!

What is the National Youth Theatre’s Playing Up Company Course?

Playing Up is an OCN Level 3 accredited 9 month drama training programme, offering young people aged 19 - 24 who are not in Education Employment or Training the opportunity to gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Theatre Arts, which is equivalent to 2 ‘A’ Levels. 

For more information about Playing Up please get in touch with Emily Doherty (Project Manager), at or Benjamin Salmon (Playing Up Assistant), at

National Youth Theatre would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support of Playing Up: City and Islington College, The Henry Smith Charity, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, CLV, The Kirby Laing Foundation, Sara and Paul Phillips, The Allen & Overy Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Schroder Charity Trust, The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, the Teale Charitable Trust, The Leathersellers’ Company, Tania and Keith Black, Jack Petchey Foundation, Jody Newman and Nicola Stanhope

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