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Individual Supporters

National Youth Theatre believed in who I was and who I could be. It is why I still believe in NYT and all the aspirational opportunities it brings to future generations. It is a badge of honour and one I still wear with pride today.

Daniel Craig, NYT Patron

Centre Stage Supporters

Centre Stage Supporters are people who support us to the value of £2,500 and above each year. Our Centre Stage Supporters help us remove financial barriers that prevent brilliant young people from realising their potential – on stage, behind the scenes, and as a confident creative leader in their chosen field. Benefits of being a Centre Stage Supporter include tickets to our critically acclaimed shows and special events with guests like NYT’s President, NYT’s Chair and our alumni.

If you're interested in becoming a Centre Stage Supporter you can contact Cliodhna McCorley on 020 3696 7056 or

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We're very grateful to our Centre Stage Supporters:

ROYAL BOX £10,000+
Clive Mantle and ITV's Beat The Chasers
Mark and Sam Phillips

Dawn Airey and Jacquie Lawrence
Tania and Keith Black
Barbara Broccoli
Mark and Sam Phillips

Paul Blackman
Hugh Bonneville
Jacqueline Desmarais
Diana Hiddleston
Helen Mirren

Baroness Nye of Lambeth
Sue Vertue and Steven Moffat
Rathbones and Bruce Newbigging

STALLS £2,500 
Graham and Sarah Elton
Ros and Alan Haigh

Jane Hollinshead and Taymour Ezzat
James and Dawn Jones
Andrew and Robin Tottenham
Alistair Wilson

UP TO £1,000
Kevin and Kate McGrath

NYT Angels

NYT Angels are our individual supporters, who support us to the value of up to £2,499. They include people who were members of NYT when they were younger, the families and friends of current and former NYT members, and those who love our work and our aim to nurture the best of young British theatre talent.

We would love to welcome you as an NYT Angel. You can donate to The NYT Bursary Fund or to the development of new creative initiatives and productions.

The NYT Bursary Fund

The NYT Bursary Fund enables young people to take part in our work who otherwise may not be able to afford to. Each year we award £650k worth of support to young people to ensure financial barriers don't prevent them from being part of our activity. Read more and apply to our Bursary Fund here

NYT’s Creative Work

We believe that the best way for young people to learn is by engaging with leading artists and industry professionals.  We give great chances for them to develop their talent by creating work of a high professional standard.

"One great thing about NYT is that I always walk away knowing much more about myself and the capabilities I have. It’s an amazing experience that everyone deserves because it shapes you so much. The bursary meant I was able to afford my accommodation.  This was my biggest worry and having the bursary assured me I had a place to stay throughout the 6 weeks of the project. I would definitely recommend NYT as the community spirit is just so joyful and being a part of that community is so satisfying. It’s very hard to find that and when you do, you will never forget it."

Qasim Mahmood, NYT Member 

To find out more becoming a Centre Stage Supporter or NYT Angel please contact:

Richard Wilkinson, Head of Development on 020 3696 7055 or
Clíodhna McCorley, Development Manger on 020 3696 7056 or

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