We offer activities for students and teachers at all levels of education.

Our programme of work:
  • Supports teachers with the integration of the arts into their curriculum
  • Increases the participation of young people with cultural opportunities within the city
  • Supports the development of students’ literacy and communication skills through theatre
  • Provides show related learning at Newcastle Theatre Royal, enriching visits and experiences

Our latest SCHOOLS newsletter has details of all our current opportunities for Schools to Take Part!

Workshops & Creative Learning

Curtain Up

Curtain Up offers primary schools and community groups the opportunity to see a main stage show and take part in a pre-show workshop. The pre-show workshop introduces young people to the story and themes of the production and is designed to increase confidence, creativity and well-being through drama. Workshops take place at your venue in the days before a performance visit or at the Theatre on the day of a performance visit.

Sessions cost from just *£65

*show ticket costs are additional

RSC Associate Schools Programme

The RSC Associate Schools Programme is a partnership programme with regional theatres and schools across England.

The RSC Associate Schools Programme builds on the success of the Learning and Performance Network (LPN) which celebrated its ten year anniversary in July 2016.

Over the past 10 years the LPN has worked in long term partnership with 507 schools, 11 regional theatres (including Newcastle Theatre Royal), 1,320 teachers and reached an estimated 690,000 students.

“100% of surveyed hub and cluster school teachers reported that participation in the LPN programme had enhanced their skills, knowledge and confidence in the teaching of Shakespeare.” LPN evaluation report

For further information on  RSC Associate Schools programme, or to take part, please contact the Learning Team