Secondary Education

Education Experiences

Our inspiring workshops and one-off experiences are designed to engage and challenge students, enhancing cross-curricular study for 11-16 year olds.

For more information about any of our one-off opportunities, contact

Information about our unique partnership projects are detailed further below. 

Insight Workshops

Combine your performance booking with a bespoke workshop to find out more about theatre-making.  

Linked to current productions, Insight Workshops offer a deeper understanding of text, direction, staging or themes. Sessions can be tailored to curriculum needs and usually take place before students attend a performance.

Participants: KS3, KS4
For: Up to 30 students
Duration: 2 hours
Location: In school
Cost: £5 per student



This cross-curricular day at the Theatre enables students to see how departments collaborate to deliver a production from conception to final night. Interactive workshops include skills across subjects, alongside imagination, teamwork and presentation skills.

Students will also explore backstage at the Theatre, gain insight into the working application of curriculums and develop awareness of creative careers. 

Friday 15 June, 10am - 3pm

Participants: KS3, KS4
For: Up to 150 places
Location: Theatre
Cost: £8 per student

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Theatre Day: The Midnight Gang

Working with professional theatre-makers, pupils learn about staging, characters or storytelling in this new stage version of David Walliams’s popular book. This workshop is an exciting addition to a matinee performance for KS2 or KS3 students.  

As this workshop takes place before a performance, pupils will remain seated in the auditorium during this interactive session.  

Tue 30 October, 11am - 12.30pm
Wed 31 October – Sold Out
KS2, KS3
Up to 50 students
£13.50 for workshop and performance

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Secondary Technical Tasters

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

Participants 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: KS3, KS4
For: Up to 25 students
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Theatre
Cost: £5 per student

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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

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 & Wed 10 October, 10am - 4pm
14-18 year olds
Location: Theatre
Cost: 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, specialised talks or events for secondary students or teaching staff, please contact

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