Experience Opportunity

Young Technicians 2022

Are you interested in lighting, sound, video and automation? Are you aged between 14–18? Then our technical theatre workshops could be for you!

This FREE course for 14-18 year olds will be delivered in person at The National Theatre.

You must be available for all the course dates and times listed below to take part.

National Theatre Young Technicians offers an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and learn all about a variety of backstage and off-stage roles from top industry professionals.

The course will run in person at National Theatre on Tuesday evenings from 5-8pm. In these workshops you’ll be introduced to the basics of technical theatre including lighting, sound and video, through demonstrations and practical activities, led by the technical teams at National Theatre.

This year we have fewer places available on the Young People’s Programme, and so we are furthering our commitment to diversity and access by concentrating recruitment in three areas that we recognise are currently underrepresented in the field of technical theatre: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse young people, young women and young people from working class backgrounds.

As part of this course you will also watch a National Theatre production.

To apply please complete the application by Sunday 5 December. This is your chance to tell us about your interest in any element of technical theatre. You can write, record or video your answers (within the word and time limits).


This is a free course. We would never want financial barriers to prevent anyone from taking part and so travel bursaries are available. If you would like to apply for one, please indicate this on the form when you apply.