Schools Programme

Free workshops coming soon

During January and February 2021 we're offering free workshop lessons for young people who are learning at home and teachers to benefit from. 

If you're a young person or teacher sign up here to get involved. 

Join Our Schools Network

The National Youth Theatre owes a great deal to the fantastic teachers around the country who, every year, inspire their students and encourage them to get involved with the National Youth Theatre.   

To support learning in schools each year we stage curriculum plays and offer the most affordable school tickets in the West End. We also provide free CPD events, resource packs and workshops to support our performances and projects.To take advantage of these offers all you need to do is join our Schools Network below. 

By joining our mailing list you will: 

  • Receive updates on our latest opportunities for young people 
  • Receive invites to our free CPD Events 
  • Receive group booking ticket offers 

National Youth Theatre Digital Schools Auditions 
(Annual Auditions January - March)

Many of our current members say they auditioned to join the NYT after a teacher inspired them to apply.

If you would like to express an interest in arranging an digital auditions day for your school, visit our schools auditions page for more information and please contact schools@nyt.org.uk to arrange a date or to make an enquiry.

The deadline to apply for a schools audtion day for our Summer 2021 intake is Friday 12th March 2021. 


Educational resources, CPD Events and Productions
If you would be interested in arranging a group visit to one of our upcoming productions, please head over to our page on events, productions and resources here.

Coming soon | January - February 2021 
A series of four free 45-minute sessions will include a workshop revisiting our productions of schools-hit DNA, a workshop exploring our female-led Macbeth, 45-minutes unpacking NYT's approach to devising and a practical session with a vocal coach on how to use your voice. 

The four workshops will be followed by a careers-advice session on 10th February featuring industry professionals talking about roles on and off stage, created in response to requests by schools. This series of workshops is designed to be educational but also lots of fun. 

Visit our educational resources page for more information and to register your interest. 


Inclusive Practice 

Since 2018 we have been working with Highshore School in Southwark to develop our creative inclusive practice through a programme of workshops, after-school clubs, and performance opportunities. Our partnership with Highshore School has also led to the creation of a relaxed audition process, through which numerous students have become NYT Members. 

In 2019, we expanded our Inclusive Schools Programme and began working in Samuel Rhodes School in Islington – delivering a programme of drama sessions, after-school activity and creative work placements. 

We also offer relaxed performances for a number of our productions where audience members will receive visual stories about accessibility of the venue, what the set and costumes look like and details of any key moments. In collaboration with Touretteshero, we also provide sonic maps prior to the show for anyone who may benefit from a deeper understanding of the aural journey of the production before their visit. 

We’re always interested in hearing from teachers who may be interested in getting involved in our Inclusive Schools Programme. Please get in touch with participation@nyt.org.uk to find out more. 

Read more about our Inclusive Practice here.

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