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.

Please contact your nearest venue for further details.

War Horse Teacher CPD

Drawing on rehearsal room processes, this workshop will introduce practical strategies for exploring the puppetry in War Horse with your students. You will receive hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality. Teacher CPD workshops will be run by the Associate Puppetry Director of the current tour of War Horse.

Please contact your nearest venue for further details.

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Our Partners

People’s stories entrusted to IWM are travelling the country with War Horse!

In partnership with Imperial War Museums each venue of the current touring production will receive a specially created loan box full of artefacts from the IWM’s handling collection. These objects are travelling out of IWM across Britain to tell the stories of people’s experiences of war and conflict. What stories will they help you to discover? Share your stories with others.


Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

14 March 2018 - 07 April 2018

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

18 April 2018 - 12 May 2018

Southampton Mayflower Theatre

16 May 2018 - 09 June 2018

Salford The Lowry

13 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

Wales Millennium Centre

04 July 2018 - 28 July 2018

Woking New Victoria Theatre

01 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

Plymouth Theatre Royal

29 August 2018 - 15 September 2018

Milton Keynes Theatre

19 September 2018 - 06 October 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome

10 October 2018 - 03 November 2018

London Lyttleton Theatre

08 November 2018 - 05 January 2019

Glasgow SEC

15 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Sunderland Empire Theatre

06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

27 February 2019 - 16 March 2019