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

Insight Workshops

We offer bespoke workshops within school linked to current Festival Theatre productions. Sessions can be tailored to curriculum 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 secondary students.  

Participants: KS3, KS4
For: Up to 30 students
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Your venue
Cost: £5 per student

KING LEAR – Explore power, family ties and betrayal
Wednesday 20, Friday 22, Friday 29 September
Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Friday 6, Tuesday 10, Friday 20 October
Or throughout September or October within school

Further workshop dates will be announced alongside the Winter Season.


Creative Choices

We open our doors for a creative careers day at Festival Theatre. Students 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.  

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

Participants: KS3, KS4
For: 25 students
Location: Theatre
Cost: £5 per student

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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 Festival Theatre matinee performance.

Theatre Day: King Lear
Tuesday 17 October, 11am – 12.30pm. Performance from 2.45pm (SOLD OUT)

Theatre Day: The Jungle Book
Thursday 1 February, 11am - 12.30pm. Performance from 2pm

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

To book, please contact or call 01243 812909

2018 Theatre Days will be announced alongside the Winter Season

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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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To discuss further opportunities, specialised talks or events for secondary students or teaching staff, please contact

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