Schools Programme

Productions & Educational 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!



2021 Productions and Educational Resources

Our 2021 programme is soon to be announced. We look forward to sharing more information about our productions including group discounts and and educational resources packages. Sign up to our Teachers Network to stay updated with the latest schools programme news. 

Educational online workshops | Jan-Feb 2021

Following the popularity of our free online sessions during the last lockdowns, over the next month we're releasing a series of free online workshop lessons led by National Youth Theatre Associate Artists.

These four free 45-minute sessions will include:

  • Revisiting our productions of DNA 
  • Exploring our female-led Macbeth
  • Unpacking NYT's approach to devising 
  • Practical skills-development with a vocal coach

The four workshops will be followed by a careers-advice session featuring industry professional talking about roles on and off stage, created in response to requests by schools. They are designed for young people homeschooling and English and Drama teachers, but any young person interested in performing can take part for free and benefit.

These four sessions will take place in January and February 2021 and culminate in a live webinar Careers Fair. 

Register your interest here to receive a link to view and share the workshops with your students. 

National Youth Theatre Careers Fair | 10th February 2021

We recently conducted a survey with teachers across the UK about how the National Youth Theatre can best support you and your students during this time. Many teachers shared an interest in the opportunity for their students to attend a Careers Fair and learn more about career choices by meeting industry professionals. 

The National Youth Theatre Careers Fair will take place online as a live webinar on the 10th February 2021. 

Guest panel of professional practitioners to be announced. Disciplines will include writing, performing, design, stage management and directing. 

Do you or your students have a question for our panel? Register your attendance and send us your questions into via this form.

We will be recording the broadcast of the Live Webinar so this can be made available to view after the event. Attendees will not appear on the screen and can communicate with our panel and host via the chat and Q&A functions. 

Educational Resources (Past Productions)

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

Download educational resources from past productions here: 

2019/20 Season

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Great Expectations

Imaam Imraan

2018 Season 

DNA - Interviews with the creative team behind DNA by Dennis Kelly

2017 Season

Frantic Assembly's Othello
Jekyll and Hyde 

Schools Auditions 2021 

Every year we run schools audition days in schools meeting talented students across the UK. In the light of recent schools closures we are offering a digital schools auditions package so students can audition with us this year whilst continuing their education remotely.

Find out more about our schools auditions in 2021 here. If you would like to express an interest in arranging an auditions day at your school please contact


Schools Programme