For Black History Month, NAYT would like to platform some amazing plays by black authors. These plays have either been written for a Youth Theatre cast, or would be interesting for young people to explore. With a variety of pertinent themes, from science fiction to folktales, these writers unpack themes of history, identity, belonging and home.
Read the full article: Black History Month - YT play suggestions
We asked Mojisola Adebayo some questions about her play, a story of the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory
Read the full article: Wind / Rush Generation(s) By Mojisola Adebayo
On Tuesday 8 September, the UK Government announced that from Monday 14 September, social gatherings in England would be reduced to a maximum of 6 people.
Read the full article: A statement from the National Association of Youth Theatres on 'rule of 6'
In this document we will offer some guidance as well as a checklist to ensure you are ready to go,
whether that be in a couple of days, or a couple of months.
Read the full article: Starting Youth Theatres post-lockdown document
We are inviting practitioners to join us in establishing a network for Youth Theatre Practitioners of Colour.
Read the full article: Youth Theatre Practitioners of Colour Network
Hosted via Zoom, it’s an opportunity to connect with fellow artists and practitioners working in education and the Youth Theatre sector across the UK.
Read the full article: NAY-Tea August/September/October/November
Are you responsible for fund-raising for your organisation? Looking to find new avenues to support your practise and work?
26th August 10.30am we're hosting another online session on fund-raising as part of our Fund-Raisers Network.
Read the full article: NAYT Fund-Raisers Network: Fundraising from corporates
Wonder Fools are in the process of launching an exciting new national project for 8-25 year olds called Positive Stories for Negative Times. The project offers community groups, youth theatres, young people's performance companies, schools and colleges access to a selection of 5 specially commissioned rights-free plays by some of the UK's leading playwrights.
Read the full article: Wonder Fools' Positive Stories for Negative Times
HighRise are a theatre collective who seek to spark conversation and build bridges between forgotten communities by representing the rhythm of the streets. Their core aim is to use inner-city memories, culture and music to give the unheard a voice through theatre.
Read the full article: HighRise join our Platforming Young Voices webinar
Collective Encounters are running Where You’re At, a four-week online course for 14 – 18 year-olds who have recently arrived in Merseyside.
Read the full article: Where You’re At: a four-week online course for 14-18 year-olds who have recently arrived in Merseyside.
Old Vic Theatre Makers is a free six-month online programme for 18–25 year olds across the UK to develop creative connections and create a toolkit to discuss and make theatre in the midst of our changing society.
Read the full article: Old Vic Theatre Makers programme open to young people aged 18–25.
Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough are running a series of online classes for 9-13s, 14-18s and adults.
Read the full article: Stephen Joseph Theatre online summer school
The Gulbenkian have put together a great line-up of online workshops this summer and learn new skills from our professional artists.
Read the full article: Go Create! summer workshops for young people
An online creative workshop for LGBTQ+ teens aged 15-19. Whether you’re queer as the day or just questioning, drag kings and theatre directors Jo Tyabji and Celine Lowenthal have got you covered.
Read the full article: Milk Presents: You Don't Define Me! - workshop for 15-19s who are queer, LGBTQIA+ or just working stuff out
In the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, there were some creative organisations that never furloughed staff or stopped productions. In fact, charities like Lewisham Youth Theatre were working harder than ever to make sure our communities could stay connected.
Read the full article: The Theatres That Never Closed - article by Victoria Shaskan
We have created a set of survey questions that are available for groups to use to help the process of recovery and re-start for the Youth Theatre sector.
We'd like for all youth theatres to share this with parents/carers and send anonymised results back to us for a sector-wide analysis.
Read the full article: Coronavirus Recovery Survey
10th-14th August 2020 we are running a series of events on Zoom as part of Raising The Game Online.
Read the full article: Raising The Game online: tickets now on sale!
Statement from the NAYT Board
Read the full article: NAYT: Black Lives Matter
Every Monday at 11am, NAYT holds an open platform for practitioners across the country (and beyond) to come together to play, discuss and question how we can best facilitate in this new era.
Read the full article: NAYTea
In Conversation With is a series of chats with theatre-makers, directors and playwrights
Read the full article: In Conversation With season 2
Roger Hill, NAYT’s President, is updating a Reference Book entry relating to Youth Theatre.
Read the full article: Encyclopedia update call from our president
In May 2020 we were pleased to receive news that Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy have agreed to support us to set up a brand new network
Read the full article: NAYT Fundraisers Network
Derby Theatre are calling out to young people to reimagine a future post-Covid-19 and get involved in a new digital creative project.
Read the full article: Derby Theatre: Reimagine 2020
The Culture Secretary has appointed Neil Mendoza as Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal to support the sector’s recovery from pandemic
Read the full article: Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal
2 minute plays you can perform at home
Read the full article: Theatre Centre: ImagiNation Plays