Schools and Colleges

Take Part

Theatre Royal Wakefield aspires to support local primary, secondary and Special Educational Needs schools and colleges in teaching creatively and believes that all children and young people should have access to the performing arts as an audience and participant.

We support teachers with continuing professional development and Education Packs as well as creating bespoke in-schools workshops to accompany productions. Our Theatre Nation Partnership (working with the National Theatre) has allowed us to take National Theatre productions into secondary schools in Wakefield. In 2019, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time performed to over 1,300 Wakefield students in their own school halls.


School and Group Bookings

We endeavour to programme work that your students will love and we know how much work goes into organising a visit of 10 people, never mind 250. So when the novel you're studying makes it onto our stage, let us take the hassle away. We do the work - you get the credit!

Group Organisers benefit from:
  • Extended reservation periods with flexible payment terms
  • Pre-order your interval ice creams and drinks
  • Ticket discounts
Save money through our fantastic discounts:
Schools/Youth Groups:
  • £12.50 per child ticket
  • One free teacher/youth leader per 10 children
Groups:
  • Groups of 10+ save £1 per ticket
  • Groups of 20+ save £2 per ticket
  • Groups of 50+ save £3 per ticket

Teachers

We programme continuing professional development sessions for teachers that allow them to access creative training with great practitioners at their local theatre.

As part of our Theatre Nation Partnerships, we hosted a workshop for teachers about the use of movement in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time run by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham. Participants were introduced to a series of exercises and activities based on rehearsal room practice, which helped to unlock the play for their students. We also recently hosted the Donmar’s Shakespeare Trilogy on-screen Roadshow, a free twilight session that helped to equip teachers to use the resources creatively.

We have created specific Education Packs for touring work created with the John Godber Company that have supported teachers in creating engaging and relevant lessons and to explore the texts practically with direct links to the curriculum.

We will update this page with information on upcoming continuing professional development sessions and Education Packs that accompany forthcoming productions.

Workshops

We run bespoke in-school workshops to accompany targeted touring work created with the John Godber Company.

Our 2019 Bouncers workshop for KS4 students was a practical exploration of the text which enhanced students’ understanding of how John Godber works as a Writer and Director. Working with a facilitator who was also playing Lucky Eric in the show, we used ideas fresh from the rehearsal room including approaches to character and multi-role playing with a focus on what makes John Godber unique as a practitioner.

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Amazing inspiring workshop. Amazing pace. All students engaged

Teacher on the 2019 Bouncers Workshop

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Excellent engagement. Really helped understand drama conventions. Deeper knowledge of Brecht

Teacher on the 2019 Bouncers Workshop