Teens Behind the Scenes

Teens Behind the Scenes, previously called the High School Ticket Program, is The National Theatre’s newest program, aimed at enhancing the education of high school students by providing invaluable access to Broadway productions. The National Theatre Corporation initiated this program with a partnership with The Young Playwrights’ Theater to bring their most dedicated students to our historic theatre to engage with the shows in our Broadway at The National Season. The program has grown to now include students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center. A crucial component of this program is the opportunity for the students to participate in a post-show talkback with our dramaturg, Jared Strange, and guests from the productions. 

For the 2019 – 2020 Season, we are hosting students at John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, Fiddler on the Roof, The King’s Speech, and The Last Ship.

If you would like the study guide, please contact our offices as 202-783-3370. 


Included in the program, are:

  • Tickets to the Broadway show
  • A study guide that provides context and discussion questions on the productions
  • An engaging session with a theatre or related professional about each production


Support this program by making your donation through Paypal, or by contacting our corporate offices at 202-783-3370.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the National Theatre will be implementing multiple changes to its spring 2020 schedule, affecting the following shows: STING STARRING IN THE LAST SHIP, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BLUE MAN GROUP, and BABY SHARK LIVE. All patrons holding tickets for these shows will be contacted with further instructions, or patrons can click "LEARN MORE" below for more information. Please contact the National Theatre at info@thenationaldc.com with questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience while Box Office and administrative hours are limited. [As of 4/2/20]

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