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School Partnership Programme

We work in partnership with up to 10 primary and secondary schools per academic year; building long-term relationships, offering in-depth learning, and a programme of creative curriculum activities, including projects, workshops, tours and assemblies.

Primary Schools


As a School Partner you will receive:

  • x1 whole school assembly to introduce the partnership
  • x3 theatre tours of our venues
  • x4 2hr curriculum linked workshops of your choice from our menu Workshops and Tours
  • x2 2hr introductory confidence building drama workshops
  • x1 6-week project (2hrs a week) with a target group, such as Transition or EAL
  • 6hrs planning time with our Learning team
  • Membership of Teachers’ Forum and 2 x tickets for our annual Teachers’ CPD event
  • Priority access to production events when available
  • £300 theatre vouchers to use towards tickets for productions at our theatres


(some funded subsidies available)

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School partners had the following to say about the impact of our partnership programme:

  • Developed literacy skills with increased vocabulary and confidence to speak in front of others
  • Gained confidence in reading aloud
  • Improved focus, interest and engagement with learning
  • Pupils learnt to work together more effectively
  • Improved resilience as pupils saw the benefits of seeing a project through
  • Applied learning outside of the classroom
  • Raised aspirations through meeting a variety of industry professionals
  • Pupils had experiences that they wouldn’t normally have had
  • Teachers felt invigorated and more confident to continue teaching drama within school

Secondary Schools


As a School Partner you will receive:

  • A tailored project focusing on creative careers, giving your students the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in the creative sector
  • x1 full day of careers workshops, mock interviews and CV surgeries
  • Theatre tour with the chance to meet industry professionals
  • Students are set a creative brief based on roles within the industry
  • Bespoke workshop for students to present their creative responses and receive industry feedback
  • Teacher consultation
  • Priority access to production events when available


School Partners also have the opportunity to further tailor engagement by adding on additional workshops from our menu Workshops and Tours.

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