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

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.  

Tuesday 20 February, 10am – 4pm

Participants: KS5
For: 25 student

Creative Careers.

Speak Your Mind

Develop creative writing and performance techniques through this digital spoken word project. Inspired by random/generations and working with a performance poet, students will create short pieces to present at the Theatre.

Participants: KS4/KS5

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.

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