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Introducing the National Youth Theatre Inclusive Practice Collective

Posted 03 Feb 2023 by Default Admin

In February 2021 we launched our new Inclusive Practice Collective.

Inspired by young people engaged in our inclusion programme and our work in schools, this new Collective will offer creativity, connection and a boost to drama provision in schools for disabled young people and will provide crucial jobs for young creatives facing unemployment.

The collective was enabled by the Government’s Kickstart Scheme and in its first year will create a programme of regular National Youth Theatre opportunities for young disabled people in 15 schools and colleges around the country and 60 paid job placements for young people on Universal Credit.

A number of our Inclusive Practice Collective have gone on to paid employment within NYT through our Creative Leadership work as Course Assistants and Emerging Artists.

We need young, and passionate allies to continue making this industry an inclusive one. Inclusion should be cool, creative and at the forefront of our practice.

Rachel Denning, Actor, NYT alumna and NYT Associate on the Inclusive Practice programme

What’s Next

We’re thrilled to currently have a number of productions exploring themes related to inclusion and disability under commission with writers Nessah Muthy and Athena Stevens.

National Youth Theatre runs projects throughout the year in non-mainstream settings, and we are always interested in meeting new creatives who have experience delivering these projects with young people.

You may have:

  • Experience in workshop delivery working with disabled and/or neurodivergent young people, or lived experience of neurodiversity and/or disability.
  • Experience in drama facilitation and delivering drama activity to young people.
  • Experience in working with young people to devised new work.
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to diversity in all its forms.

If you’d like to get in touch about our Inclusion Programme or if you’d like to express interest in our programme as a school please contact.

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