Primary Education

Education Experiences

Our engaging one-off workshops are designed to inspire students, develop creativity and support a range of curriculum topics across KS1 and KS2. 

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact 


Inspired by characters and themes from stories in the Festival 2019 season, KS2 students re-imagine stories and characters before performing their own version in a practical workshop.

Storymakers workshops are available on selected pre-matinee dates at the Theatre, or can be delivered within school before pupils attend a performance.

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 30 KS2 pupils
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Theatre or in school
Cost: £4 per pupil

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Creative Stories Workshop

Bring reading lists to life with a practical workshop focusing on a story by a significant author. Pupils will develop literacy skills, imagination and knowledge of the story through drama techniques.

Workshops focus on a chosen author such as David Walliams, Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo, Rudyard Kipling and others, in consultation with teachers.

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 30 KS1 or KS2 pupils
Duration: 2 hours
Location: In school
Cost: £4 per pupil

Primary School 4.

Explore STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics - inventively through a series of opportunities in 2019. Contact for details.

Pioneer Workshop

Inspire pupils through cross-curricular workshops to learn about key female figures in science, technology and mathematics. Choose from a range of topics - from animals to atoms - enabling pupils to learn through drama games and exercises.

Focus: Science, Technology, Mathematics, Performance
For: Up to 30 KS2 pupils
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: In school
Cost: £4 per pupil

Primary Technical Taster

Led by a member of our production team, pupils explore a technical element of theatre with practical exercises, hands-on experience and insight into the science that creates theatre.

Four workshops are available:

Costume – how are they designed and created?

Lighting – what science and skills make lighting work?

Sound – how does technology create sound?

StageDesign – how do we build a world on stage?

Students can also take part in Arts Award Explore as part of these workshops, with additional fees applied.

Focus: Science, Technology and Design
For: Up to 30 KS2 pupils
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Theatre
Cost: £4 per student


Theatre Makers: Tour and Workshop

Pupils can explore our iconic Theatre on a backstage tour, learning theatrical secrets and the science that makes our building. Whilst at the Theatre, pupils can also participate in a Theatre Makers workshop, exploring storytelling, performance and staging in practical and fun ways.

Focus: Performance and Science
For: Up to 30 KS1 or KS2 pupils
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Theatre
Cost: £5 per pupil

Partnership Projects

Collaborate with us to offer students a sustained programme of learning, designed to enhance theatre visits, develop theatre-making techniques or build key skills. 

For more information about education partnerships, contact

Shakespeare: Play in a Day

4 – 8 March 2019

Introduce pupils to one of Shakespeare's great comedies - Twelfth Night. Year 5 or Year 6 pupils will explore the characters, plot and themes in the play, whilst developing performance and teamwork skills. Pupils will also learn about staging, explore Shakespearean language and share their condensed version of the play - all in one day.

Two classes totalling 60 pupils can take part in this exciting and unique activity day. For more details, email

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 60 Year 5 or Year 6 pupils
Duration: Approx. 10am – 3pm
Location: In school
Cost: £8 per pupil


Literacy takes centre stage in our partnership programme for KS2. Pupils are inspired by well-known stories – exploring characters, themes, stage directions and story development across seven workshops. Pupils will create scenes from their own original plays to perform for others at the end of the project, gaining confidence and performance skills.

The project works with pupils who will benefit most from literacy intervention, and is offered free of charge to participating schools.

Contact for more details and to apply.

Focus: Literacy and Performance
For: Up to 30 Year 5 or Year 6 pupils
Duration: Seven weekly sessions
Location: In school
Cost: Free, by application

To book one of our workshops, contact or find out more about booking schools tickets for shows or events.