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Spoken World Submissions


Spoken World

A new spoken word programme from the National Youth Theatre, bringing together emerging and established artists to explore the ways poetry, theatre and performance interact. 

Supporting the voices, writers, and spoken word artists in our company – National Youth Theatre’s Spoken World programme will see workshops take place in various locations across the UK, and in 2019 will culminate in a devised, spoken word performance piece at Latitude Festival surrounding the theme of 'Our World'. 


To kick start the programme we're running two Creative Workshops

Spoken Word and Performance with Jemima Foxtrot 
Saturday 27 April
National Youth Theatre Rehearsal Rooms, London 

Members' Booking opens: 8 April
Public Booking Opens: 15 April 

                                     Book a place 

Storytelling and Spoken Word Poetry with Deanna Rodger
Sunday 5 May 
Trinity Centre, Bristol  

Members' Booking opens: 11 April
Public Booking Opens: 18 April

                                     Book a place 

These creative workshops are open to NYT Company Members. Any remaining spaces will be opened to non-NYT Members after priority booking for NYT Members is over. 

Open Submissions

Exclusive to NYT Company Members

We’re accepting original poetry and spoken word submissions around the theme of ‘The Countdown to Save Our World’, until Wednesday 15 May. From these submissions, we’ll be selecting a team of poets to join us as performers at Latitude Festival (18-21 July 2019), and create an original spoken word performance piece to be staged at the festival. 

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