The government is consulting on whether level 3 qualifications, other than A Levels and T Levels, should be funded in the future. The proposals could mean qualifications such as BTEC Nationals and UAL Diplomas are no longer funded.
Read the full article: Review of Post-16 Qualifications at level 3: Second stage consultation closing Friday 31 January
Update January 2021.
Read the full article: Youth Theatre provision across England and Wales during Covid 19- update January 2021.
NAYT in 2020
Read the full article: NAYT 2020 Round-up
NAY-Tea returns in 2021
Read the full article: NAY-Tea in 2020
Wiltshire Creative are looking for 2 creative individuals aged between 18 and 24 to lead on a programme of work creating a platform for young people.
Read the full article: Shift Associate Artists - Wiltshire Creative
As part of the 12 Tiny Plays project, Fly High Stories have commissioned one of their 12 plays specifically for youth theatre groups to perform together over Zoom.
Read the full article: STATUES AND SNOWFLAKES: A specially written play for youth theatres who are meeting remotely
It has recently been announced that Maidstone Borough Council is considering withdrawing its funding to the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone.
Read the full article: Save The Hazlitt Theatre
Inspire your students with a free, award-winning play streamed from the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Read the full article: Free Award-Winning Drama Resources!
2020 has been a tough year for the theatre sector. NAYT have worked alongside the National Operatic and Dramatic Association for a number of years, and now are providing a new benefit to each others’ members with reciprocal access to a range of benefits.
Read the full article: NAYT and NODA Team Up to bring new benefits to members
Join acclaimed playwrights Georgia Christou and Lizzie Nunnery as they discuss their new plays and the power of theatre to impact the lives of today’s young women.
Read the full article: Platform Plays: putting young women and their stories centre stage - panel discussion
The Young Coneys are a group of 44 young people, aged between 7-13 who make play to spark change.
Read the full article: Look Mum! I Made a Show on Zoom – Anne Langford blog
This guidance is a condensed version of the regulations posted by the National Youth Agency on 4th November 2020 with specific considerations made to its applications to Youth Theatre.
Read the full article: Guidance for the November Coronavirus Lockdown
Annabel Weeden has recently completed an MA in Applied Theatre & Intervention, looking at youth theatre in a virtual environment.
Read the full article: Research on Youth Theatre in a virtual environment
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
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