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Schools

We deliver an extensive programme of creative learning projects each year, working with schools across the North East. From curriculum led work and classroom based learning to enrichment and after school activities, our work is diverse and vibrant. We work with schools to provide bespoke learning packages and provide our own menu of creative packages.

We are a Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theatre partner, a Children’s Theatre Partenrship (CTP) theatre and have Investors in Children status.

Teachers

Our Schools programme of work offers activities for students and teachers at all levels of education.

Supports teachers with the integration of the arts into their curriculum

Increases participation of young people in vital cultural opportunities

Supports the development of students’ literacy and communication skills

Increases the well-being and resilience of students

Provides show related learning and enriching cultural visits and experiences

Supports pathways into the creative arts sector for post 16 students

Classroom Resources

We have a number of education packs and resources available to download and use in school.

 

Children from St Michael's primary school in Elswick pose for a photograph with some RSC cast members.

North East School and Theatre Partnership

This September, why not join our North East Schools & Theatre Education Network and become a NEST school? We have membership options available for all budgets and our packages are designed to suit all primary, secondary and SEN schools.

We have 3 standard membership levels and can provide bespoke membership packages (below).

If you would like to find out more about becoming a NEST school or are ready to become a new partner, simply complete our enquiry form.

Gold Member

  • Theatre Royal practitioner in school 1 day a week for 2 terms per academic year
  • £1,500 worth of theatre credit that can be spent on tickets, projects, staff CPD, workshops & after school clubs
  • 15% discount on any of our non-member workshop options
  • An Education Network meeting and termly season updates from our NEST newsletter
  • An exclusive programme of work specifically designed for NEST schools that connects to the Theatre Royal main house programme
  • Performance opportunities as part of our NEST festival showcases and TRY curtain raisers
  • A bespoke CPD day for all staff
  • TRY access for pupils/students
  • Theatre Royal Education Network logo to promote association with the theatre both online and in print

£3000

Silver Member

  • Theatre Royal practitioner in school ½ a day per week for two terms per academic year
  • £1,000 worth of theatre credit that can be spent on tickets, projects, staff CPD, workshops & after school clubs
  • 10% discount on any of our non-member workshop options
  • An Education Network meeting and termly season updates from our NEST newsletter
  • An exclusive programme of work specifically designed for NEST schools that connects to the Theatre Royal main house programme
  • Performance opportunities as part of our NEST festival showcases
  • TRY access for pupils/students
  • Theatre Royal Education Network logo to promote association with the theatre both online and in print

 

£2000

Bronze Member

  • Theatre Royal practitioner in school for 2 days over an academic year
  • £1,000 worth of theatre credit that can be spent on tickets, projects, staff CPD, workshops & after school clubs
  • 5% discount on any of our non-member workshop options
  • Termly season updates from our NEST newsletter
  • An exclusive programme of work specifically designed for NEST schools that connects to the Theatre Royal main house programme
  • Performance opportunities as part of our NEST festival showcases
  • TRY access for pupils/students
  • Theatre Royal Education Network logo to promote association with the theatre both online and in print

 

 

£1000

3 young people sit on stage, looking towards someone who is out of shot.

Workshops

We offer bespoke workshop packages to help you facilitate your desired learning outcomes or extra curricular requirement. All of our workshops are led by professional artists, each working professionally in their field. We have a standard menu of workshop sessions and visits which we can adapt to suit your needs, All workshops can be tailored for young children from Early Years, to older, Secondary age students. If you would like to ask us about a workshop or book a visit, please complete our enquiry form.

Option 1

A half term of weekly, half day long workshops with one practitioner learning different drama techniques and confidence building skills, working towards a performance at the end of the half term.

£600

Option 2

Backstage tour at Theatre Royal. Tours are available Tuesday – Friday mornings, excluding matinee days. Maximum student group size 30, plus maximum of 5 accompanying staff. Tours last up to 90 minutes.

£80

Option 3

Theatre careers talk delivered by 2 members of Theatre Royal staff, covering a number of job roles within the organisation and industry, with a chance to ask questions and see a little bit behind the scenes. 90 minutes.

£70

Option 4

Show specific workshop with one creative practitioner, pre-performance. Lunch may be eaten on site prior to a matinee performance. Tickets for the show must be purchased separately. Maximum group size 30 students. Also available post/evening shows.

£150

 

 

Option 5

Stand alone workshop, in school or at Theatre Royal, with one practitioner or two practitioners for larger groups. These sessions can be tailored to any classroom, curriculum or enrichment activity or theme. Workshops available from 60 minutes to full day.

From £70

 

Option 6

You decide! If you having a burning project idea you would like our help with, would like a mixture of all of our menu or plan to do something that our menus don’t cover, just let us know. Our minimum workshop requirement is 60 minutes and 1 creative practitioner.

From £70

Projects

We work in partnership with a number of organisations to deliver long term projects with schools accross the North East, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Children’s Theatre Partnership. For more information on this work,  please visit the links below. Or to take part, simply complete our enquiry form.

Enquire

To ask us a question about any of our Schools programme, to request a workshop or to become a NEST partner school, simply complete our enquiry form and a member of our Creative team will get in touch.

Schools Enquiry

  • About your School

  • About You

  • Please tell us a little bit about how we can help, including the age/Year group of any students your enquiry relates to.