Our Creative Production House in north London was redeveloped in 2020/2021.
The redevelopment, which took place during the global pandmic, has made our building much more accesible and welcoming to all young people, doubled the amount of space for opportunities for young creative people in the building and introduced a theatre performance space to the building for the first time. The new Workshop Theatre now stages productions for audiences including schools, the local community, industry colleagues and the wider public and opened earlier in 2021 with the NYT REP Company's productions of Animal Farm, Othello and Ordinary miracle.
"the revamped NYT stands as a beacon of optimism for the next generation of dramatic talent, on-stage and off." Read Oliver Wainwright's full Guardian write up
The transformation of the building has been designed by internationally acclaimed architects DSHDA, working with Gardiner and Theobald, Access=Design, cc|be, Sound Space Vision, Gerald Eve, David Akera Engineering and Neilcott Construction.
We are very grateful to these organisations who are supporting the redevelopment of our home to create a National Production House for Young People: the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund, The Kirby Laing Foundation, Arts Council England, London Marathon Charitable Trust, the Christina Smith Foundation and City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, London Borough of Islington and Green Hall Foundation. We’re also incredibly grateful to Michael Bonehill and Edward Duthie Shamash for their pro-bono legal support, which we couldn’t have redeveloped the building without and to our all who volunteered their time, especially our young members who co-designed the project with us, our Trustees and Youth Trustees who offered their time and expertise so generously and Rob Halliday.