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Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations

"The National Youth Theatre is a grand old lady of 60, but it remains the cradle of Britain’s hottest young theatrical talent."
Time Out

We are proud to nurture future generations of performers, directors, writers, producers, designers and backstage staff. We aim to make our work accessible to all who want to take part. Our flagship talent development programmes – The NYT REP Company and Playing Up – are justly acclaimed by our industry peers.

We develop new audiences for our work, on stage, on film and online.

Our alumni are employed in theatres and in the wider creative industries across the UK and worldwide. We train and employ youth theatre practitioners, many of whom were members of NYT, strengthening the country’s creative workforce.

Each year, we earn two thirds of our income but we need to raise the remaining third from private and public sources. The support of charitable foundations is crucial to the achievement of this target.

We are very grateful to those trusts and foundations who support us.  

In the past year these include: The Allen & Overy Foundation, The Barcapel Foundation, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, The Catherine Cookson Trust,  The Noel Coward Foundation, Peter De Haan Charitable Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Idlewild Trust, If Chloe Can, The Kirby Laing Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The McGrath Charitable Trust, The Mercers’ Company, The David Pearlman Charitable Foundation, Jack Petchey Foundation, Schroder Charity Trust, The Henry Smith Charity, Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund, Teale Charitable Trust, The Wessex Youth Trust and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to support our work, please contact Fran Pilcher on 020 3696 7060 or at fran.pilcher@nyt.org.uk.

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