As the UK's leading theatre for young audiences, we make shows that challenge, motivate and inspire. A visit to the theatre can have a long-lasting impact, stimulating exciting and meaningful work across the curriculum. We can support you to feel confident exploring our productions back at school so that you and your pupils get the most from the experience.
All of our activity can help you to achieve Arts Award and Artsmark with theatre visits, workshops and teacher resources to help you to embed the arts in your school and across the curriculum.
Season brochure 2018/19
September 2018 - July 2019
Mouth Open, Story Jump Out 18 Sep - 27 Oct (Years 4 - 6)
On the Road 23 Oct - 28 Oct (Years 2 - 7)
Huddle 13 Nov - 6 Jan (Nursery – Year 1)
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales 13 Nov - 6 Jan (Year 4 and above)
Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast 15 - 27 Dec (Years 1 - 3)
Icarus 26 Jan - 10 Mar (Years 4 – 7)
It's Hot, It's Not 2 Feb - 10 Mar (Nursery – Year 1)
The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens 21 Mar - 28 Apr (Years 2 – 5)
The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! 26 Mar - 28 Apr (Nursery – Year 1)
Aesop’s Fables 16 Jun - 4 Aug (Reception – Year 2 and Years 3 – 7)
Plan your season
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CPD days are FREE and combine an active, creative exploration of the play with practical training in the use of drama to support Literacy. Suitable for teachers with little or no experience of drama.
CPD DATES (all 10am - 4pm):
Mouth Open, Story Jump Out – Mon 10 Sep
Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales – Fri 12 Oct
Icarus – Fri 30 Nov
It’s Hot, It’s Not – Mon 21 Jan
Aesop’s Fables – Mon 20 May
Booking opens 15 May 2018. To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current resource packs:
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (Years 4 - 6)
Icarus (Years 4 - 7)
The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! (Nursery - Year 1)
It's Hot, It's Not (Nursery - Year 1)
Resources will be available soon for:
View all our archived teacher resources (on Issu)
‘Fantastic activities... so easy to build into the term and get the most from the experience.' Year 5 teacher, 2016
‘The benefits have been clear - a huge impact on the boys writing and their progress in all areas of literacy, confidence and self-esteem.' Literacy Coordinator, 2014
In-school workshops available for:
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (26 Nov - 14 Dec 2018)
£120 per class (state schools), £220 per class (independent schools)
Max 30 students | Hall space needed | 1.5 hours long
‘The workshop was one of the best we've taken part in. It inspired the adults and children alike.' Teacher, 2016
THE SCHOOLS & FAMILIES TOGETHER PROJECT
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEASON: Tue 20 Nov, 5.15pm (free)
Free press night tickets
Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales - Tue 20 Nov, 7pm
Aesop’s Fables – Thu 27 Jun, 7pm (performance for school years 3 - 7)
To book for either event, email email@example.com with the name and postcode of your school.
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Teacher CPD session & resource pack FREE
In-school workshop £120 per class (£220 for independent schools)
Backstage tour from £2 per pupil
About your visit
If your school would like to book a captioned performance of Grimm Tales or an audio-described performance of Grimm Tales or Icarus, then please get in touch.
We can also organise pre-show touch tour for pupils with visual impairments.
Our deaf-freindly shows are On The Road (for ages 6 - 12) and Huddle (for ages 3 - 6).
Our building is wheelchair accessible throughout and we have hearing loops available. Please let us know if you require wheelchair spaces when booking tickets.
Watch the video below and read our schools' case studies to find out what teachers think.
'The CPD was outstanding and truly inspirational for my staff. I walked into year 4 yesterday and every single child was collaborating, engaged and inspired … the teachers really relieved and excited by their children's enthusiasm and concentration for the project, regardless of 'ability'.'
'Both the CPD day and resource pack were invaluable: they enabled us to share expertise and increase our level of confidence in using drama.'
'The show was outstanding and at a perfect level for the children. I was staggered by their responses. it was clear that they were engaged both emotionally and intellectually.'
'Our children are becoming appreciative and critical theatre-goers, as well the academic benefits which are obvious: a stimulus for focused speaking and listening, a broadening of outlook and experience, improved vocabulary, empathy and understanding for other people.'