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

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.  

Tuesday 20 February, 10am 4pm

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

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

Sec School.

Midnight Shadows

Students receive unrivalled insight into the production process throughout two days spent shadowing creative teams backstage.

Wed 3 & Wed 10 October, 10am - 4pm
14-18 year olds
Location: Theatre
Cost: Limited FREE places

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

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