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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!



Schools Auditions 2021 

Every year we run schools audition days in schools meeting talented students across the UK. We would be delighted to visit your school to meet your students for an in school workshop with access to auditions to join our company. If your school would be interested in arranging a date please do register your interest below and we will be in touch.

Schools Auditions 2021 Register your interest form

Educational Resources 

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 for free here: 

2019 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 

2016 Season 

Pigeon English 
Romeo & Juliet 

2015 REP Season 

The Merchant of Venice 
Wuthering Heights 

2014 Season 

Private Peaceful 


We offer group discounts, free post-show discussions and open rehearsal events for schools and youth groups across our season of shows.  

Autumn Season 

National Youth Theatre’s award-winning REP Company present

Charles Dickens' 
Great Expectations
Adapted by Neil Bartlett 
Directed by Mumba Dodwell

18 October - 28 November 2019
Southwark Playhouse 
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

RSVP open rehearsal for Teachers 29th August


Mary Shelley's
Adapted by Carl Miller 
Directed by Emily Gray

Estimate running time 90 minutes
(no longer than 120 minutes including interval)

25 October - 30 November 2019
Southwark Playhouse 
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

CPD Open Rehearsal for teachers 26th September

William Shakespeare’s 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Abridged by Kate Kennedy 
Directed by Matt Harrison
6 Dec 2019 - 17 Jan 2020

Running time 90 minutes

Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1V 9LB

CPD Open Rehearsal for teachers 12th September


How to make a group booking: 

For Great Expectations and Frankenstein
Email your requested date, performance time and approximate group size to and
Or call the Southwark Playhouse box office on 020 7407 0234
School group rate (Groups of 10+ £15, 11th ticket free for teachers) 

For A Midsummer Nights Dream
Email your requested date, performance time and approximate group size to

If you are a school we can hold your tickets over the summer holidays and will contact you in September to confirm your ticket numbers and arrange payments. 

Bring National Youth Theatre auditions to your school 
(Annual Auditions January - March 2020)

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.

Below is some feedback we received from Benenden School who partnered with two local schools, John Wallis Academy and Cranbrook School for their Auditions day on Sunday 3rd March, 2019. 

Last Sunday saw our first National Youth Theatre Audition Day.  Twenty candidates from Benenden were joined by students from Cranbrook and John Wallis Schools.  The day comprised of a three hour group workshop exploring the NYT ethos of risk taking, focused engagement, sharing stories, working cohesively and the development of  a positive group dynamic. All candidates showed excellent commitment throughout an intensive but enjoyable morning.  After lunch, individual auditions took place.  

There was a wonderfully supportive atmosphere as the candidates practised their speeches to each other with much encouragement from friends old and new.  NYT offers an excellent training for performers, stage managers and technicians, and once this training has been completed (during a two week summer course) members remain in the Company until the age of 26.  

From the age of 18, members have the opportunity to audition for the Rep Company which performs in the West End as well as on tour.  Many of our most accomplished actors began their training at NYT.  Whatever the outcome, all agreed this was a very productive, enjoyable way to spend a Sunday in school.

If you would like to express an interest in arranging an auditions day at your school please contact for more information.
The deadline to apply for a schools audtion day for our Summer 2020 intake is Friday 28th February 2020. 


Educational Resources 

Every year we produce informative resource packs to support our REP Season.Each pack includes classroom activates, scene studies and character breakdowns.

School Workshops | DNA

To support this year’s production of Dennis Kelly’s DNA, we’re offering bespoke workshops delivered in schools by the production's director Sean Hollands (National Youth Theatre Associate Artist, Theatre Practitioner at Frantic Assembly) and a small team of National Youth Theatre Associates including previous cast members. These workshops are a fun and inventive way for students to access GCSE set texts through drama participation, regardless of previous experience in performance.   



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