Secondary Education

Opportunities and workshops for 11-16 year olds

Our inspiring workshops and education experiences are designed to engage and challenge students, enhancing cross-curricular study for 11-16 year olds. For more information on any of our opportunities, 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. 

Inspired by our productions we also have a range of digital resources available to support learning in school.

To find out more about productions in our Festival season, head to our Schools page.

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.


Events in our Festival season

Inspired by productions in our Festival 2022 season, we also have a range of workshops and resources suitable to support learning for pupils.

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