The Project – Learning

Do you offer theatre qualifications in the new Learning Centre?


We work in partnership with schools, colleges and higher education institutions, which themselves offer qualifications in drama and theatre. With NT Future, the National Theatre is also expanding its programme of apprenticeships, based in production and technical departments across the theatre.

What is the purpose of the Sherling High-Level Walkway?


The refurbished Dorfman Theatre and new Clore Learning Centre are directly linked with the Max Rayne Centre by the Sherling High-Level Walkway. The walkway runs through the props workshop and the set assembly space and ends in a viewing gallery above the new set painting studio. This connection allows learning participants to access the work of the Max Rayne Centre and enables production staff and artists to deliver learning programmes in the new Clore Learning Centre. But the walkway is also an invitation to the public to come in.

What difference does it make to the NT having a Learning Centre on site?


Previously, we were unable to offer regular opportunities for active, creative learning on site – there simply wasn’t the space. Now, thanks to the new Learning Centre, there is a much more regular programme of events, workshops and courses, for all ages, including schools and young people, here at the National Theatre.

What is in the Clore Learning Centre?


The Clore Learning Centre is next to the new Dorfman Theatre and encompasses two new purpose-built education spaces:

What activities take place in the new Clore Learning Centre?


NT Future’s new learning spaces within the National have opened up the National’s backstage areas for the first time and allow us to offer a large-scale, public learning programme. This includes regular events for families and young people, extensive programmes for schools and teachers, and courses and activities for adult learners, opening up theatre and theatre-making to a wider public. Find out more about NT Learning here.

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