Amateur classes in theatre for adults

A weekly fun practical class exploring performance techniques in a supportive and friendly environment. Open to anyone who wants to give performing a go.


Wednesdays from 8pm to 9.30pm

Dates: 26th September to 5th December 2018

Price: £75.00 for 10 sessions


How to Find Us:

Open Company sessions run in our Rehearsal Room on the top floor of NST City, situation in the centre of Southampton on Guildhall Square (142-144 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DU). 

If you have any questions or would like more information about NST Open Company, please email [email protected] or call 023 8031 5500 (option 2).

Free Post Show Q&A's and Panel Talks


To accompany all of our week long visiting or produced shows, we hold Q&A sessions after one of the shows. These are free to attend, and are a great oppertunity for audience to both meet the cast and disect the show they've just seen.


Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 20th September: Women in Power, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Friday 5th October: The Mountaintop, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Wednesday 10th October: The Unreturning, Post Show Talk (NST Campus)

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Thursday 11th October: Medusa, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Wednesday 17th October: FUP, Post Show Q&A (NST Campus)

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Thursday 25th October: Don Carlos, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Wednesday 31st October: The Animals and Children Took To The Streets, Post Show Q&A (NST Campus)

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Friday 9th November: Hofesh Shechter SHOW, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Tuesday 12th February: The Shadow Factory, Post Show Q&A (NST City)

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Stage Insight

Take a closer look. Lift the lid on the play you are about to see. Join in on these concise, practical, engaging sessions bringing together set tour, programming insight, rehearsal techniques and interviews to deepen and enrich your theatre experience.


Upcoming Dates:

Tickets: £5

Thursday 27th September: Women in Power (NST City at 5pm)

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Wednesday 3rd October: The Mountaintop (NST City at 5pm)

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Thursday 1st November: Don Carlos (NST City at 5pm)

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Thursday 7th February: The Shadow Factory (NST City at 5pm)
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Backstage Tours

What happens on the other side of the stage? Take a 60-minute tour of NST City or Campus and see how a producing theatre works. Open to all ages (please advise of access requirements at the time of booking).


Upcoming Dates:

Tickets: £5

Saturday 5th January: Billionaire Boy (NST City at 11am)

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Show! How?

Post show sessions for family and primary school audiences. These fun sessions build on children’s responses to develop deeper understanding and enjoyment about the play they’ve just experienced.

Upcoming Dates:

Tickets £2

Wednesday 5th Decbember: Billionaire Boy (NST City, after 10:30 performance)

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Humbug Family Fun!

To accompany our Christmas show, NST will be running FREE family friendly craft activities for you to join in on either before or after the show.

ALL days 11.30am to 4pm


Saturday 15th December

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th December

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We want your input!

Do you enjoy theatre and live performance?

Do you want to have a say on what Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) does?

NST is creating a “Community Panel” to broaden the conversation around what we do, how we do it and who we do it for. This will be a great way to influence how and what NST makes, presents and promotes in its theatres.

What is NST’s Community Panel?

The Community Panel will be a collection of Southampton people from different communities, ages and backgrounds who come together and collaborate with our staff to help us shape our programmes and activities to make NST a theatre for the whole of Southampton.

The panel will revolve around a two-way conversation. We commit to listening to you and ensuring that your input plays a part in our decision making; in return, we ask for you to commit to building an understanding of how we work

What does NST Community Panel offer?

  • The chance to influence what we put on our stages;
  • A behind the scenes look at how theatre happens;
  • An opportunity to meet new people.

What do we need from you?

  • To hear what your community wants from NST;
  • Input into our shows, our marketing, how our building feels and anything else that will help us improve our offer;
  • A commitment of up to four meetings a year and coming and seeing our work (for free) to tell us what you think.

Who are we looking for?

We’re keen to hear from individuals who are:

  • Southampton residents;
  • interested in seeing NST thrive as a theatre for Southampton;
  • great at listening to others, and thinking about how it all comes together; 
  • good at generating innovative and creative ideas;
  • open minded and respectful of others.


Travel and access costs will be met by NST.

We’re recruiting up until 17 September. If you think you might be interested in finding out more, or in applying to be a member, please contact Rosie Cooke via [email protected] or 02380 984502.

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