Younger People

At Nottingham Playhouse, we believe that theatre is for everyone. Theatre gives us a chance to examine human experience, to look at our lives and the lives of other people; it encourages us to ask questions about the world we live in.

It is important that young people in particular have the opportunity not just to see theatre, but to make it. As part of our commitment to place young people at the heart of what we do, Nottingham Playhouse offers a variety of engaging groups to take part in and enjoy.

Summer Schools 2017

Three exciting groups to take part and perform in this summer, for ages 9 to 18.

October Family Fest

Join us this October Half Term for a week of family fun and activities. Come and make, explore and play as we create pieces of...


A new opportunity for young actors, dancers, writers and directors to develop and explore their craft. Ages: 16 - 22

Little Playhouse

Little Playhouse sessions stimulate the senses by using music, movement, storytelling and sensory play. Ages: 2 - 4

Bigger Little Playhouse

An introduction to theatre for children aged 5 to 8, held on Monday evenings from 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Youth Theatre

Our highly acclaimed Youth Theatres offer enjoyable, enriching drama sessions to young people aged 9 to 16.

Work Experience

We offer work experience opportunities in July for Years 10 to 12 and throughout the year for ages 18 and over.

Enabled Upstart

Enabled Upstart is an exciting work experience programme for students aged 15-20 with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Critics' Circle

An opportunity for young people aged 14 and above to attend press nights and review productions.