For schools, young people, families and communities

NT Learning gives everyone the chance to discover new skills and experience the excitement of theatre-making, through inspiring projects at the National Theatre, in schools and with people of all ages across the UK. Through online resources we open up theatre-making at the National to students across the world.

We offer a range of workshops and events to support your students’ connection with the production.

WAR HORSE Page-to-Stage Events

These onstage pre-show events are specifically designed to unlock the extraordinary creative learning opportunities of War Horse.
Young people will have the unique experience of interacting with members of the War Horse Creative and Acting Company and the National Theatre’s Learning Team to explore some of the background principles of puppetry, the rehearsal and technical processes that have brought this magical production to life, as well as a chance to ask questions of company members at the end.

WAR HORSE Puppetry Workshop

Designed to give students a hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality; the workshops give a taste of the devising process through which the War Horse horses come to life. This workshop will be run by National Theatre practitioners who have worked as performers and puppeteers in the production.

Exploring World War I through War Horse
Students will use drama to explore a range of different source materials from poems, Michael Morpurgo’s novel, the songs and script of War Horse. They will be encouraged to work collaboratively and to develop their own responses to the play.

Each workshop is:
Price: £225 per group (Max 25 students)
Date and Time: Any weekday, time negotiable
Venue: New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, WC2
Suitable for year 6 upwards

To book a pre or post show workshop, please download a workshop request form and email the completed form to [email protected] For more information contact NT Learning on 020 7452 3064.

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