In recognition of the unprecedented social and cultural isolation brought about by the pandemic and its potentially disastrous consequences for young people, the National Theatre of Greece has made the Katina Paxinou Stage available to the Youth Stage, having already begun cultivating a community of artists, teachers and young people who work and create together through the Theatre in the New School scheme.
The Youth Stage is intended to be a space for the development of a comprehensive package of artistic and educational activities that foreground young people and their school and family environment. At the same time, a host of established and emerging artists, including writers, directors and actors, will have the opportunity to nourish and sustain the dynamic youth theatre system and to familiarise themselves with the unique challenges of this type of theatre.
Theatre for young people can and must be a forum for study, research and experimentation by established artists, have undisputed artistic value, and be an integral part of civilised society.
The activities of the Youth Stage for the 2021-2022 season take place under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic.
The Youth Stage of the National Theatre of Greece was created as part of the Theatre in the New School initiative which was included in the “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” Operational Programme of the 2014-2020 NSRF.