NSDF is a unique and precious thing, a charity that has helped generations of talented young people of all backgrounds find their home within the arts. NSDF is for all 16-25 year olds. The mission of NSDF is simple but vital: to empower and inspire young talent and ambition, to teach skills, to help launch careers and build the audience of tomorrow.  Foundation funding will enable the development of young people for future careers in theatre providing unique skills-based training and development culminating in a week-long Festival.