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Theatre Centre productions support National Curriculum requirements across a range of subjects – through live performances and the provision of comprehensive learning resources. We also offer CPD opportunities for drama teachers.


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"Theatre Centre performed an electrifying piece of issue based theatre accessed by enthralled RS, Geography and drama students. The follow up workshop provided the perfect stimulus for a dramatic enquiry unit around the theme of refugees and asylum seekers."

Headteacher, Lipson Community College on the enrichment workshops for Under a Foreign Sky

"The children thoroughly enjoyed it. An electively mute child actually began speaking during one of the role-plays! She has been speaking ever since. The children produced some lovely writing and we would be very interested in doing further projects."

Year 2 Teacher, Berger Primary School on the Horizons 2011 programme

Every new piece of writing Theatre Centre commissions provides teachers with a powerful tool with which they can explore pressing and immediate topics
with students. 
 
Schools can book post-show workshops and Q&A sessions for students alongside Theatre Centre shows. Teachers can also access a range of free resources and lesson plans, available from Theatre Centre’s website. These are designed to help teachers get maximum value from the performance.
 
We support learning objectives across the primary and secondary curriculum, developing work for ages 4-18. Our productions frequently engage GCSE and A Level groups at schools and theatres across England, and have connections across subject areas (such as Drama, English, History, Music, Geography and PSHE).
 
To find our about our current and forthcoming touring productions, please see our Show pages.
 
To keep up to date with all of our activity, including our tours and professional development opportunities for teachers, please join our mailing list. Currently, secondary school teachers joining the list will automatically receive a free drama session plan suitable for use with GCSE or A Level students.

We support young people's learning and development through two strands of education work:

In Development: Once we've commissioned a playwright and the subject of a forthcoming production has been decided, we design projects that open up the topics and ideas of the play. The involvement of young people at this stage ensures the writer creates a piece of theatre that will enthral young audiences.

In Performance: We believe that bringing professional productions directly to schools is a powerful way of improving learning. Our performance packages offer ways for teachers to deepen their students' learning experience - through workshops, Q&A sessions and plans for supplementary lessons. We also offer CPD training for teachers.


You might like to read more about Theatre Centre's previous education projects, or join our mailing list.