NST offers extensive opportunities for schools and colleges which contribute to your students’ high-quality cultural education. Whether it’s tailor-made workshops for a specific age group, opportunities to meet the cast, resource packs or continuing professional development that you require, we can support you. Should you have any queries please contact Rupert Rowbotham, Head of Engagement.
School bookings can be made by contacting of our Box Office by phone on 023 8067 1771 or by emailing [email protected]. Please note that concessions for schools are not available online, so it is always best to phone or book in person. If you have a query or require a quotation, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Cheques are payable to Nuffield Southampton Theatres Trust. We accept all main payment cards, as well as payment by electronic transfer.
If you are receiving your tickets by post, please remember to check the date and time on your tickets to confirm that all details are correct. If you do notice a problem, please contact the Box Office immediately and we will do our best to assist you. If you need to collect your tickets on the evening, please note that the Box Office can be busy - we recommend arriving no fewer than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the performance.
Check out our selection of lesson and activity packs to help students explore more about our productions, which can be found via the show specific pages.
We can offer a variety of bespoke workshops to fit with your curriculum. For more information please contact Rupert Rowbotham, Connect Manager.
We currently have no shows that offer resource packs. If you're interested in extra content for your students, please click the below link to be taken to our Community pages, which covers How Theatre's Made workshops and FREE Post Show Q&As.
NST is an Arts Award centre, and an Arts Award Supporter.
Supported with investment from Artswork, the South East Bridge.
Arts Award supports young people aged up to 25 to develop as artists and arts leaders, as well as allowing their creativity to flourish, and equipping them with strong communication and leadership skills. Doing an Arts Award, at any level, and in any part of the arts that interests you, helps to develop your arts knowledge, can introduce art forms that you might not otherwise come across and give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for your chosen area.
For more information about Arts Awards or if you are interested in training as an Arts Award Adviser:
If you would like more information about how NST can help you deliver Arts Award, please look at our information under Arts Award Supporter.
As an Arts Award Supporter there are a number of different ways that NST can support you if you are delivering Arts Award. Here are just a few opportunities we can offer to enhance your Arts Award delivery.
Experiencing the arts as a participant
NST has a vibrant youth theatre for ages 13 - 21 which works with professional theatre makers to create thrilling and inspiring work as part of our main house programme. We run a non-auditioned youth theatre, so anyone can join us and be part of a full scale production on the main stage of NST Campus. NST runs weekly sessions during term time and some extra rehearsals when we get nearer to our production.
NST Drama Club, for ages 5 - 13, is a perfrect introduction to theatre, and uses games, exercises and drama activities led by theatre professionals, to develop skills, build self confidence while having fun.
Experiencing the arts as an audience member
NST is the only producing theatre in Southampton, and aims create world-class productions, directed, designed and written by the best theatre makers in the UK, as well as co-producing with other prestigious companies such as Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Northern Stage and Young Vic. We also programme touring work from companies such as Frantic Assembly, Gecko, Headlong and the National Theatre. Alongside this we have a strong comedy and children's theatre programme. We offer discounts for groups, schools and students.
Exploring the work of artists and arts organisations
As a producing theatre, NST has unique access to artists and practitioners, and offers post-show Q&A's, talks, practical workshops, backstage tours, careers talks, work experience and work placements, as well opportunities to be part of projects specifically designed for schools and colleges.
Look for the Arts Award Supporter badge next to our various opportunities we offer throughout each season.
For further information about how our activities can contribute to your Arts Award programme contact Tracey Cruickshank, Community Engagement Producer.
If you're under 21 and seriously interested in having a career in the arts, consider joining our Youth Theatre where we seek to give frequent oppertunities shadowing Designers (Set, Costume, Lighting, Sound) and Directors.