Further Education (16+)

Education Experiences

Our engaging opportunities for students are designed to enhance knowledge, develop vital transferable skills and encourage collaborative learning. 

For more information or to discuss date options, contact leap@cft.org.uk

Insight Workshops

We offer bespoke workshops for Post 16 students linked to current productions. Sessions can be tailored to study needs or a specific production focus and are designed to offer students a deeper understanding of the production they attend.  

Insight Workshops are available throughout the academic year for learners, either within your venue, or a CFT on selected dates.  

Participants: KS5
For: Up to 30 students
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Your venue
Cost: £6 per student

KING LEAR – Explore power, family ties and betrayal

Theatre workshop dates:

Wednesday 20, Friday 22, Friday 29 September

Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6, Tuesday 10, Friday 20 October

Or during September and October within your venue


Further workshop dates will be announced alongside the winter season


Creative Choices

We open our doors for a creative careers day at Festival Theatre. Learners can find out about the wide range of careers in theatre, and the breadth of transferable skills involved. The day will also include a tour of Festival Theatre and an opportunity to gain insight into career pathways, including creative apprenticeships, work or further study.  

Friday 13 October, 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 20 February, 10am – 4pm

Participants: KS5
For: 25 student

Creative Careers.

Theatre Days

Students can learn more about creative or technical elements of a Festival Theatre production whilst immersed in the theatre space. Participants could engage with creatives such as a musical director, set designer or lighting technician to gain insight into the transition from page to stage through practical demonstrations and discussion. 

Theatre Days are an exciting addition to attending a matinee performance.  

Theatre Day: King Lear - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 17 October, 11am – 12.30pm

Performance from 2.45pm

Participants: KS5
For: Up to 50 students
Location: Theatre
Cost: £13.50 for workshop and performance

To book, please contactgroups@cft.org.ukor call 01243 812909.

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Post 16 Technical Tasters

Led by Festival Theatre Technical teams, Technical Tasters offer learners insight into backstage theatre roles. Participants could find out how costumes or props are designed, how sets are realised or how to light a performance.  

Learners also have the opportunity to ask questions and experience technical or stage equipment during a 90-minute taster. Technical Tasters are available at selected times throughout the year.  

Five distinctive workshops are available: 

  • Costume
  • Lighting
  • Props
  • Sound
  • Stage Design

Participants: KS5
For: Up to 20 students
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Theatre
Cost: £5 per person 

For more information or to discuss date options, contactleap@cft.org.uk

Technical Tasters.

To discuss further opportunities, bespoke talks or events for learners or teaching staff, please contact leap@cft.org.uk