About Us

Theatre Centre brings world-class theatre straight into the heart of schools. Our productions present big ideas and difficult questions that can help young audiences make sense of a complex and changing world. We use the power of stories, writing and performance to support students and teachers in their learning across a range of subjects to build confidence and aspirations.

Our vision is that children and young people are empowered in their activism and leadership through theatre, using their voices and ideas to make change in themselves and the world around them.

Diversity and inclusion are core to our practice so that we can best reflect and relate to the experience of children and young people today. We want to make work with innovative and inquisitive artists and have a range of opportunities for artistic development including commissions, our Writer Fellowships and Splash residencies. We were founded in 1953 by Brian Way and Margaret Faulkes who pioneered touring theatre productions to schools  and new writing for young audiences. As we move towards our 70th birthday, we continue to lead the Theatre in Schools movement as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and wave the flag for more writers and artists to make work for young audiences in the UK and beyond.

Our People


Meet the team and find out more about the people that support the work we do.

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New Season

Online Writing Course Q&A

Digital Resources

Creative Roots

2018 - 2019


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