NYT Cast Members from Oliver 2017

Why Do We Need Your Support?

The National Youth Theatre OutReach programme removes barriers to participation. At the heart of our OutReach programme are our performances for schools - four of our eight performances each Aotea Centre programme - bringing in over 10,000 school children annually.

The direct cost of these educational performances is more than

$160,000 p/a

These costs - which don’t include the rehearsals and public performances - include theatre hire, technicians & equipment hire of $50,000, transportation costs of over $20,000, and $10,000 to the license holder. These performances create new audiences through a hugely aspirational experience as they watch their peers perform on stage.

For many of these children this is their first experience of live theatre, for some, their first trip into the city centre.

We follow up by working with these schools to offer scholarships to join our OnStage Programme. The recipients experience the full four months of rehearsals and perform in the next show . Even though we always run at capacity, we have allocated 20% of our intake for these scholarships to deserving students.

Our scholarship programme has a value of

$50,000 p/a

These scholarship students are full participants in our programmes, receive additional support throughout the process, and become an integral part of our cast.

We also run free school holiday programmes in Otara each year, in partnership with Sistema Aotearoa - further extending both their students and our tutors.

How to Donate

To give the gift of theatre, you can either donate straight into our bank account - 06-0241-0214536-00 or via credit card using the form to the rightbelow.

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