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.


Check out our selection of lesson and activity packs to help students explore more about our productions.


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



12 - 16 Sept    

Free post show Q&A: Wed 13 Sep

Stage Insight: Thu 14 Sep 5.00-6.30pm. Tickets £5.00. Tickets can be booked online or

over the phone on 02380 671 771

Watch the trailer here.


The Caretaker

The Caretaker    
10 - 14 Oct    

Free post show Q&A: Wed 11 Oct




The Hartlepool Monkey

The Hartlepool Monkey    
31 Oct - 1 Nov    

Free post show Q&A: Tue 31 Oct

Watch the Gyre and Gimble master classes.


People, Places and Things

People, Please and Things    
7 - 11 Nov    

Free post show Q&A: Wed 8 Nov

Understanding Addiction

Director’s Diary

What's She Like - play the game



Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather    
21 Nov - 7 Jan    

Show! How?: Wed 6 Dec post 10.30am performance. Tickets £2.00

Book here.

Relaxed performance: Wed 3 Jan 2.00pm

Book here.






Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You    
12 - 17 Feb    

Show! How?: Tue 13 Feb post 2.00pm performance. Tickets £2.00

Book here.


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














Reasons To Be Cheerful

Reasons To Be Cheerful    
26 - 30 Sept    

Free post show Q&A: Wed 27 Sep – note that this is a signed and described Q&A

Stage Insight: Thur 28 Sep 5.00-6.30pm. Tickets £5.00. Tickets can be booked online or over the phone on 02380 671 771

Watch the trailer. 



I Won't Make It On My Own

I Won't Make It On My Own    
5 - 7 Oct    

Free post show Q&A: Thu 5 Oct

Watch the trailer.


The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child    
23 - 28 Oct    

Show! How?: Thu 26 Oct post 2.00pm performance. Tickets £2.00

Book here.

Find out more in the Resources Pack.




5 Nov    

Visit the Kathakali website to book woorkshops.

See the Kathakali Teacher's Notes


Things I Know To Be True

Things I Know To Be True    
14 - 18 Nov    

Free post show Q&A: Wed 15 Nov

Free Teacher Training session: Wed 15 Nov 5.00 – 7.00pm. Venue to be confirmed.

This fun energised workshop will provide participants with an exciting opportunity to develop and learn new creative skills based on the processes used to create the production, increase physical confidence and offer new techniques for teachers to take back to the classroom. 

Free Older People’s workshop: Thu 16 Nov 12noon – 2.00pm. Venue to be confirmed.

Aimed at people over 50, this energetic workshop will introduce activities used to create the production, and develop participants’ teamwork, confidence and creative skills.

Please note that places are limited on both workshop, so if you are interested in booking a place please email Tracey Cruickshank, Connect Manager: [email protected] as soon as possible.

See the Resource Pack.




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 organisationsAs 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, Connect Manager.


NST offers work experience placements to year 10 and 11 pupils. Placements are for a minimum of one week or a maximum of two weeks and take place in the summer or winter term. We offer a programme of work that gives a broad experience across the theatre, giving students a good overview of the different roles of the theatre’s departments and the staff who work within them. The weeks we offer and the departments in which we are able to offer experience are determined by factors such as the company’s production schedule and the dates required by the majority of schools. Places are very limited.


Please note: with the move to our new building imminent, we are not offering work experience places until after the Spring/Summer season in 2018.


NST also offers work placements for students in Further and Higher Education. These are offered on an ad hoc basis and after interview, depending on what opportunities available within our own productions. For more information please contact Tracey Cruickshank.