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 Tracey Cruickshank.


School bookings can be made by contacting our Box Office Manager Samuel Biscoe by phone on 023 8031 5500 (ext. 224) or by email. 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.

Connect Academy is NST's associated schools programme offering exclusive benefits each season to our members, including a range of exciting workshops designed to support curriculum delivery, access to special events, insights, specialist workshops with designers, directors, producers and writers, priority booking, backstage tours, CPD sessions and more!

This will be a seasonal package for schools and colleges - more details for 2017 to follow soon! 




Check out our selection of lesson and activity packs to help students explore more about our amazing Children's Theatre Productions.



Available Sep 16 - Jan 17

  • Bringing Dahl to Life
  • Sing with Mr Fox

Please contact Tracey Cruickshank for more information

We can offer a variety of bespoke workshops to fit with your curriculum. For more information please contact Tracey Cruickshank, Connect Manager.

These workshops and opportunities can also be used as part of a Discover, Explore or Bronze Arts Award project.

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.

Arts Award can provide practical experience and contacts within the industry which will stand you in good stead should you be looking to have a career in the arts. Arts Awards at Explore level and above count as qualifications which can help you find employment or further education. At every level you'll take part in arts activities and discover new artists, and as you progress you'll get more involved in leading teams or running projects. You'll also have a chance to meet new people, try new activities and experience an incredible range of different arts.

Offered at five levels - Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver or Gold - Arts Award can fit around your other commitments, and can be achieved wherever arts is happening with young people, including youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups. Each level allows you to focus on a single art form or a range of different ones. You will produce a portfolio or arts log that shows off your creativity and gives you a recognised national qualification or award to put on your CV.

Arts Award requires you to:

  • take part in different arts activities
  • be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share your arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or log in your own choice of format

Silver and Gold Awards also require you to:

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge organisations. Artswork is part of this network, funded by Arts Council England, who lead on Arts Award regional development.

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, Liverpool & Everyman Playhouse and Young Vic. We also programme touring work from companies such as Frantic Assembly, Shared Experience and The Royal Court 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.


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, Connect Manager.