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.  

Participants: KS5
For: Up to 30 students
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Your venue
Cost: £5 per student


Partnership Projects

Work with us to offer students a unique programme of learning, designed to enhance their knowledge of productions, develop theatre-making techniques or build key transferable skills. 

For more information about education partnerships, contact leap@cft.org.uk

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, contact leap@cft.org.uk

Technical Tasters.

Midnight Shadows

Alongside The Midnight Gang, young people aged 14-18 receive unrivalled insight into the professional production process by shadowing creative teams. The programme will develop knowledge and experience for those wishing to develop a career in technical theatre, production or the creative industries.     

Wed 3 and Wed 10 October, 10am - 4pm
14-18 year olds
Limited FREE places

Full details including the application form are available here.

Applications close at 6pm on Friday 24 August

Midnight Shadows.

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