National Theatre’s Nationwide Young Technicians at HOME

Are you interested in lighting, sound, video and automation? Are you aged between 13–19? Then our technical theatre workshops could be for you! The Nationwide 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.

This FREE course will take place in two parts:

  • The first part of the course will be online on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm, running from Tuesday 17 January to Tuesday 21 March. In these workshops you’ll be introduced to the basics of technical theatre including lighting, sound and stages, through demonstrations and practical activities.
  • After the online course, there will be the opportunity to continue developing on your practical skills and knowledge by participating in in-person workshops created, led and facilitated by our partner organisations HOME Manchester and Nottingham Playhouse.


Online Workshop Dates (these sessions will take place on Zoom)

Tues 17 Jan 5-7pm
Tues 24 Jan 5-7pm
Tues 31 Jan 5-7pm
Tues 7 Feb 5-7pm
(no session Tues 14 Feb – half term)
Tues 21 Feb 5-7pm
Tues 28 Feb 5-7pm
Tues 7 Mar 5-7pm
Tues 14 Mar 5-7pm
Tues 21 Mar 5-7pm

Partner venue dates are as follows:

HOME Manchester
Sunday 26th March 2023 11am-3pm
Sunday 2nd April 2023 11am-3pm
Wednesday 5th April 2023 5:30pm -8:30pm
Wednesday 12th April 2023 5:30pm -8:30pm
Saturday 15th April 2023 11am-3pm
Saturday 22nd April 2023 11am-3pm


We are furthering our commitment to diversity and access by concentrating recruitment in these areas that we recognise are currently underrepresented in the field of technical theatre:

  • Young people who identify as Female, Trans and/ or Non-binary
  • Young people from the Global majority
  • Young people from working class backgrounds
  • Young people who identify as D/deaf or disabled.

To apply please complete this application form by Monday 5th December 2022. 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).

If you have any further questions, please contact