As the UK’s leading theatre for audiences, we specialise in making shows that inspire, challenge and invigorate. Whether you work with students in Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 we can support you to ensure that your experience with us has a long-lasting and meaningful impact. 


Beowulf Oct / Nov 2017 (years 7 and above)
Wild Life FM 12 - 20 Jan 2018 (years 9 and above)
Othello 3 Feb - 3 Mar 2018 (years 7 - 8)
Beginners 20 Mar - 15 Apr 2018 (for years 7 and above)

Enhance your visit

Most of our shows are supported with a free, in-depth teacher resource pack with scheme of work, CPD training session and in-school workshops, all designed to deepen students understanding of and response to live theatre. You can also book backstage tours and post-show Q&As.

Ticket Information

Basic ticket price: £10, with one teacher free per 10 children
Early Bird Ticket Offer: £8.50 when booking 2 or more shows before 31 Jul 2017
School Club Members price: from £7 (find out more | application form)

Contact Us / More Information

Book using our simple online booking form.
Contact us at or 020 7645 0544

Resource Packs


Our free, in-depth resource packs include interviews with the creative teams, a context for the play and flexible schemes of work that can be used in Drama lessons or adapted for other subjects.

'The resources help keep the production live in my mind and in the minds of the students, but also offer a form pathways for us to evaluate and understand the show.' Drama teacher, 2015

Beowulf (with Year 7 Scheme of Work)

View all our archived resource packs (on Issu).

Teacher CPD

CPD sessions are free provide ideas and inspiration for teachers from a range of subjects, as well as specialist Drama teachers taking students through GCSE and A-Level Drama/Theatre Studies, who are seeking practical as well as theoretical activities to stretch students.

‘An extremely useful and thrught-provoking session. Everything was very engaging, clear and easy to adapt for various year groups and abilities.' Drama teacher, 2015

2017-18 CPD DATES: 

Beowulf Thu 28 Sep 4.30-7pm (part of The Year 7 Project)
Othello Wed 10 Jan 4.30-7pm
Beginners Thu 8 Feb 10am-4pm


Led by our experienced practitioners, in-school drama workshops give students a practical and experiential introduction to the ideas, themes or characters in the show. 

‘Informal, personal nature of the workshop was excellent.’ Drama Teacher, 2015

‘The workshop was brilliant and the practitioner really engaged with our students! They can't wait to see the play next week.’ Drama Teacher, 2015



£120 state schools | £220 independent schools
Max 30 students | hall space needed | 1.5 hours long

Teachers' Events


(includes tickets to Beowulf press performance at 7pm)
Join us for wine, cheese and a short talk about all our new productions and Schools’ Programme, before watching the show at 7pm. Free, booking required.


Come and watch one of our evening shows with colleagues or friends and stay for the press night party afterwards:

Laika Tue 3 Oct, 7pm
The Velveteen Rabbit Tue 21 Nov, 7pm
Othello Thu 8 Feb 2018, 7pm
Beginners Wed 28 Mar 2018, 7pm

Two free tickets per school, subject to availability. To book, email with the name and postcode of your school.

Your Visit

Box Office: 020 7645 0560

To book tickets, call our Box Office team on the number above, or fill out an online booking form. Your school will then be sent an invoice. You can amend your booking up to 8 weeks before the performance.

Basic Ticket Price £10, with one teacher free per 10 children
Early Bird Offer £8.50 when booking 2 or more shows before 31 Jul 2017 
Schools Club Member prices from £7 (find out more | application form)

Teacher CPD session & resource pack
In-school workshop £120 per class (£220 for independent schools)
Backstage tour from £2 per pupil

About your visit

Our theatre was built with young people in mind, and it is important to us that we offer a space in which they feel welcome and important. We actively encourage our audiences to laugh, respond, clap and cheer during our shows – so please don’t feel that your pupils have to watch the show in silence.

There are only three things we ask in the auditorium (of adults and children): Please, no photos, no phones and no food.

Visit our Access Page for specific performances for children with additional needs. If you have any questions or specific requirements we are always happy to discuss them with you.

Useful links



The Year 7 Project uses a whole year-group visit to see Beowulf and an accompanying scheme of work to support students in their transition into the first year of secondary school. The project will use drama to: develop students’ confidence, communication, self-esteem and emotional literacy, build positive relationships between peers through group work and collaboration, and encourage imaginative engagement and students’ own creative responses.   

SOW can be adapted for use in Drama, English or PSHE.


A year-long partnership with one secondary school that gives teachers and students unparalleled access to theatre and opportunities to work with professional theatre makers.
Applications for 2017-18 now closed.


A three-year partnership for schools in the outer boroughs of London that works with the same students throughout school years 7, 8 & 9. EXPLORE unlocks the rich potential for learning that is offered through a trip to the theatre and aims to develop confident and interested theatre-goers. Watch short film made by Barking Abbey School students (Explore 2013-15).


Watch the video below and read our schools' case studies to find out what teachers think. 

'You should see how much progress their practical work has made - i have a student whose work has gone from grade E to B based on the inspiration of this show!'

‘The CPD was incredibly useful. Just having the space to think about the themes and best ways of presenting them is a luxury. All the fantastic activities presented make it so easy to build into the term and to get the most of the experience.’

‘Love, love, love your venue, your cpd and your resources. I'll be fighting to protect these trips in the face of budget cuts.’ 

‘One of the best quality courses I have ever been on. I do not come from a theatrical background but I found the activities amazing – accessing parts of my brain that aren’t normally used. It has really helped to improve my confidence in general.’ 

‘The impact of the CPD training has been amazing. as a teacher, it has enabled me to develop my skills teaching drama in a way which is inclusive, enjoyable and above all, a way of maximising learning.’