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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!

 

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 2019 Bryan Forbes Assistant Director  

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

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

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

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

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

How to make a group booking: 

For Great Expectations and Frankenstein
Email your requested date, performance time and approximate group size to 
charlotte.spencer@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk and sian.davila@nyt.org.uk
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 sian.davila@nyt.org.uk

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 sian.davila@nyt.org.uk for more information.


 

Educational Resources 


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

Download for free here: 

2018 Productions 

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

2017 Season

Frantic Assembly's Othello
DNA 
Jekyll and Hyde 

2016 REP Season 

Pigeon English 
Romeo & Juliet 
DNA

2015 REP Season 

The Merchant of Venice 
Wuthering Heights 
Consensual 

2014 REP Season 

Private Peaceful 

 

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.   

FIND OUT MORE & BOOK  

 

If Chloe Can 


If Chloe Can is a creative educational initiative that inspires young females with remarkable life stories of women who have achieved extraordinary success in the face of adversity. The initiative started life as a book, featuring interviews with the world's most successful women, compiled by Esther McVey Minister of State for Employment.

To hear about our next Chloe Can event subscribe to our schools mailing list 

“Study after study shows that seeing, hearing and meeting real life ‘role models’ is a great way of inspiring others to achieve their goals. That’s why this initiative is so important and why so many people have given their time to support it. Huge thanks to NYT for bringing my work to life in such an engaging way.”

Esther McVey
Former Minister for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions

General Enquiries 


There are so many ways your students can get involved with the National Youth Theatre. We are always keen to speak to schools wishing to engage with our work. 

Get in touch: 020 3696 7064 or email sian.davila@nyt.org.uk 

Schools & Teachers