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!



2022 Productions and Educational Resources

National Youth Theatre’s award-winning REP Company present



Schools booking now open for Animal Farm | On Demand. Including workshops, resources and a range of affordable packages. 

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★★★★★ "I was totally spellbound by this performance. What a way to bring performance back on to the stage. Everything you could want from a piece of theatre when you've been away for so long, nothing short of brilliance." 

★★★★ “Gritty, dynamic, hilarious and for a play about animals – a bucket load of humanity.” 

★★★★ "“multi-talented young actors tell this compulsive and provocative story" 

Written by George Orwell 
Adapted by Tatty Hennessy 
Directed by Ed Stambollouian

Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season
In association with Mike Shepherd (Kneehigh)

When the downtrodden animals of a farm overthrow their master to run the show themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of independence and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them start to take control.

Free Educational Resources 

Explore notes on the adaptation from Writer Tatty Hennessy, discover character biographies from the casts' perspective, and gain insight into the production with interviews with Set and Costume Designer Jasmine Swan and the National Youth Theatre REP Company. 

Animal Farm Educational Resources

Othello | On Demand Coming Soon

By William Shakespeare
Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Associate Director - Mumba Dodwell

Co-produced by Royal & Derngate as part of their Made in Northampton season.

This thrilling and lyrical retelling of Othello explores themes of love, jealousy, systemic racism and misogyny through the lens of crime and power.



Educational online workshops | Watch back

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 took place in January and February 2021 and culminated 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 | Watch back

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 took 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. 

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 2022 

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

Schools Auditions will be open for booking this Autumn. 


Schools Programme