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The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) produces, curates, develops and showcases various forms of theatrical experiences such as dramas, music, dance, live art and interdisciplinary works for various audiences across different platforms and spaces, that is, not only limited to the theatre’s stage. The theatre also commits to social development through applied arts, and industry development through education and training.



Artistic development is key to the vision of the NTN, hence supporting the production of new stories and the development of new artists for the longevity of the theatre. The New Makers Program aims to develop the future generation of storytellers and artists in Namibia. This program includes a mentorship opportunity to support successful candidates.



The Outreach Program includes the development of community-based and applied works, with the direct aim to address pressing social issues for various communities.  The NTN seeks to support works of skilled theatre-makers that create performative works for the wellbeing of communities.


The Co-Production Program is open to emerging and established artists to co-produce works and productions with the NTN. This program is partially funded, and only the venue along with marketing, tech and professional fees are provided.


The Main Program features world-class works (small to big scaled) produced for the NTN stage and/or beyond.  Productions are either new, adaptations or devised.  The main aim is to allow opportunities for local audiences to be exposed to diverse and internationally recognized stories by professional artists.


The Live Art Program creates opportunities for newcomer, emerging and established artists to engage in experimental, dynamic and/or interdisciplinary approaches to performance art, digital art and various processes. The program provides space and resources to allow artists and creatives to realize their vision.


The NTN hosts platforms that promote critical dialogue on the arts and cultural issues in contemporary Namibia. These platforms include forums aimed at sharing ideas and building strategies within the cultural and creative sector in Namibia.


Through the Education and Training Program, the NTN commits to developmental projects for the youth and industry practitioners, to contribute to growth in the Performing Arts sector.

For more information, contact prod@ntn.org.na