Schools & Teachers

School Groups & Resources

How can my school be involved? 

Every year we create our program with school audiences in mind. By liaising with our schools advisory board, carrying out surveys, and considering valuable feedback we aim to continue to deliver productions that will inspire and engage young people from all over the UK. If you would like your school to be involved with our work we can bring our auditions workshop to your school, or bring a school trip to one of our latest shows and take advantage of our group discounts. 

"Thank you to Miss Pelgram... I wouldn't be here without you”

Doyin, NYT Member

Thank you teachers!

We love all of the brilliant teachers who encourage their students to Audition or Interview for NYT every year!


January 2018 – March 2018

Many of our current members say they auditioned to join the NYT after a teacher inspired them to apply. To reduce the cost of travel and make this opportunity more accessible we can come to your school for no extra cost than the usual audition fee and deliver a three hour workshop, followed by one on one auditions with an NYT associate artist.

If you would like to express an interest in arranging an auditions day at your school please contact for more information.


The NYT REP Company launched in 2012 in response to the rise in tuition fees to offer a free alternative to expensive formal training. 

Inspired by the traditional repertory theatre model, the NYT REP Company course offers free, practical, industry-based talent development in drama and performance over nine months to 16 NYT members. The initiative culminates in three months of performances in the West End.

We are delighted to be returning to the Ambassadors Theatre in the heart of London’s West End as our 16 strong REP Company aged between 18-25 present Frantic Assembly’s Othello by William Shakespeare and a new adaption of Jekyll and Hyde by Evan Placey

Ambassadors Theatre, WC2H 9ND
26th September – 8th December 2017

Group bookings 

We offer discounts for groups and school groups over 10, and free tickets for educators (for every ten students)   

Matinee (2.30pm): £14/ticket, Evening (7.30pm): £17.50/ticket (previews £12)    

How to book for your group 

To make a group booking complete the below form and return to  


"Going to see an NYT performance never fails to stir controversy amongst my students; but in a superb way! There have been extended theories on what Jekyll and Hyde is really about, from dangers of social media to unrequited love, but what has been excellent, is that they have all been able to access the work and it has inspired them with their own devised pieces that they are putting together towards GCSE".  

"All students were very fired up today in our post mortem of the show! Lots to talk about which is fantastic". 


"Thank you National Youth Theatre for a wonderful adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde mixing Victorian London with modern Britain. We all loved it!"



Free CPD Events

Frantic Assembly’s Othello Open Rehearsal Educators Event
Monday 24th July 5pm – 7pm, National Youth Theatre, Holloway, London

Jekyll & Hyde Open Rehearsal Educations Event
Thursday 10th August 5pm – 7pm, National Youth Theatre, Holloway, London

Led by Frantic Assembly’s Simon Pittman and Roy Alexander Weise (2016 James Menzies-Kitchen directors’ award winner), these open rehearsal events are an ideal opportunity to watch an associate director working with young actors. Followed by a Q&A with the company, you’ll get a sneak peak of the upcoming productions and the opportunity share best practice when approaching Shakespeare with young performers and gain an insight into the rehearsal process.
To RSVP to either of these free events please contact

We put on CPD events to share best practice when working with young performers. To be invited to our next event, join our schools mailing list here

Educational Resources 

Every year we produce informative resource packs to support our REP Season.Each pack includes classroom activates, scene studies and character breakdowns. Following this years West End REP Season please find our latest resource packs below: 

Download for free here: 

2017 Season

Frantic Assembly's Othello
Jekyll and Hyde 

2016 REP Season 

Pigeon English 
Romeo & Juliet 

2015 REP Season 

The Merchant of Venice 
Wuthering Heights 


If Chloe Can 

If Chloe Can is a creative educational initiative that inspires young females with remarkable life stories of women who have achieved extraordinary success in the face of adversity. The initiative started life as a book, featuring interviews with the world's most successful women, compiled by Esther McVey Minister of State for Employment.

To hear about our next Chloe Can event subscribe to our schools mailing list 

“Study after study shows that seeing, hearing and meeting real life ‘role models’ is a great way of inspiring others to achieve their goals. That’s why this initiative is so important and why so many people have given their time to support it. Huge thanks to NYT for bringing my work to life in such an engaging way.”

Esther McVey
Former Minister for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions

General Enquiries 

There are so many ways your students can get involved with the National Youth Theatre. We are always keen to speak to schools wishing to engage with our work. 

Get in touch: 020 3696 7064 or email 

Schools & Teachers