The National Youth Theatre initially contracted The ArtsLink to help them attract new educational audiences to their REP season, as well as creating the education resources for the REP season's three productions.
The ArtsLink coordinated a series of events, which invited select teachers into the REP season rehearsal room to gather opinion and explore how the National Youth Theatre could help teachers with the work they were doing in the classroom.
Following this work, The ArtsLink now work with the National Youth Theatre on a longer-term basis expanding their schools outreach and ensuring maximum engagement from young people.
The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. They were established in 1956 as the first youth theatre in the world and over the past 57 years have nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people.
The National Youth Theatre inspire, train, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year they reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent.
Their training is unique because they believe that the best place for young performers to learn is on stage in front of an audience. They showcase young talent on West End stages, in stadiums world-wide and at iconic sites both at home and abroad. They commission brave and relevant new writing and reinterpret classic stories for our time.