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.
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2021 Productions and Educational Resources
National Youth Theatre’s award-winning REP Company present
★★★★★ "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)
Royal & Derngate Northampton | 17-22 May
Workshop Theatre, National Youth Theatre | 2-12 June
Soulton Hall, Shropshire | 16 - 19 June
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.
Animal Farm Relaxed performance | Saturday 22nd May, 2.30pm
Pre-show information available featuring details on the performance and what to expect for you visit at Royal & Derngate Northampton.
Reasonable adjustments have been made to this performance to make it more accessible. To read more about our inclusive practice please visit here.
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.
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.
Royal & Derngate Northampton | 25-29 May
Workshop Theatre, National Youth Theatre | 5-9 June
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire | 23 -26th June (Tickets go on sale in May 2021)
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:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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.