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Skills Development


We aim to provide a range of workshop over the course of our seasons. Recent workshops have been hosted by Chris Thorpe and Daniel Bye. 

NST Writers

The NST writers group is currently on hiatus. Please get in touch with Holly Mitchell should you be interested in in finding out more once we announce it's relaunch. 

JMK Directors’ Group

NST is delighted to be working in partnership with the JMK Trust and Salisbury Playhouse on this project, offering a series of workshops and opportunities throughout the year for brilliant early-career directors from Hampshire and the South West.

The JMK Trust was founded in memory of director James Menzies-Kitchin, and offers a range of opportunities each year to early-career directors to allow them to realise their potential within the industry.

Throughout the year group members will be offered workshops from leading industry directors, exclusive opportunities to observe rehearsals, and first consideration for assisting opportunities on NST’s main programme. Participation in all workshops and events is entirely free, and to be eligible you don’t need any professional experience but simply must be committed to pursuing a career as a theatre director. 

To find out about upcoming sessions and to book your place, please contact Holly Mitchell.

Previous Assistant Directors have been: Gemma Aked-Priestley (Shadow Factory, dir. Samuel Hodges 2018), Scott Hurran (Women In Power, dir. Blanche McIntyre 2018), Rosie Purdie (Merlin, dir. Liam Steele 2016)