Secondary Education

Our inspiring workshops and education experiences are designed to engage and challenge students, enhancing cross-curricular study for 11-16 year olds. During the 2021 summer term these opportunities will be available online or in-person, please email our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at to discuss in more detail. 

Workshops explore our productions in depth and students can experience technical theatre in new ways as well as learning about the range of creative careers available in Theatre. We also have digital resources available for selected productions to support learning in school.

For more information about any of our one-off opportunities, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at or find out more about booking schools tickets for shows or events.

Pupils understand the possibilities for staging theatre. The idea that any of them can make theatre has been the biggest takeaway. The links with the purpose and their audience also supported our reading and writing in class.


I learnt about the process of creating a show – it's not all about the actors and directors.


Secondary Technical Tasters

Led by a member of our production team, Technical Tasters offer insight into backstage roles, technology and skills involved in creating a production. Participants explore a technical element through practical, hands-on tasks, with opportunities to ask questions, learning how design leads to what audiences experience on stage.

These workshops are led by CFT staff or freelance creatives so are available on selected dates at the Theatre in:

  • Costume
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Stage Design and Props

Participants: KS3 or KS4 
For: Up to 25 students 
Duration: 90 minutes 
Location: Theatre 
Cost: £6 per student

To book an Insight Workshop or Technical Taster for your school, contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at

Schools Partnership Projects

Our education projects build sustained and exciting partnerships with schools through practical workshops, teacher CPD sessions, digital resources and visits to the Theatre. Participants develop theatre-making techniques, build awareness of creative careers and gain vital transferable skills.

Schools Fest

Schools Fest enables Year 7 pupils across the Arun district to engage in theatre-making. Pupils take part in four practical workshops, watch two key productions and develop communication, confidence and teamwork throughout the project.

Schools Fest has engaged over 450 participants since 2018, enabling many to experience theatre for the very first time. Schools Fest is designed and delivered in partnership with Artswork, and through generous support is delivered without charge to participating schools.

Focus: Drama, Performance, Communication, Teamwork  

For: 30 Year 7 pupils per school 
Duration: September 2021 - December 2021 
Location: Theatre and in school 
Cost: Free, by application

Contact our Education Projects Manager, Richard Knowles at to be added to our mailing list to be the first to find out when applications open.