The Royal Exchange Theatre have some fantastic opportunities for schools throughout 2014 and into 2015:
DON’T FEED THE PLANTS!
A collaborative, school led project for Key Stage 3 Art, Drama and English students, culminating in an installation of supernatural plants in the Lounge to accompany the Christmas production of THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Contact Natalie Diddams to find out more about how your school can get involved in this FREE project, and come along to a creative planning session for teachers on Wednesday 2 July 2014 from 5 – 6.30pm.
BEHIND THE SCENES…
Pre-show, talk-based introductions to all the plays and productions on the main stage. Join members of the creative team as they discuss and demonstrate the process of bringing each production to life. All sessions take place in the theatre space where the show is being staged.
TEACHER EXCHANGE FORUM
Bringing together teachers, theatre practitioners and educationalists to share best practice and hear about recent and forthcoming projects and events that place creative learning at the heart of the curriculum. The first Forum event of 2014/15 is on Wednesday 17 September from 5 – 7pm and includes a free ticket to see HAMLET.
CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Practical workshops led by a professional writer and educationalist exploring strategies to help students develop scriptwriting and playmaking skills.
Playwriting in the Primary classroom: Tuesday 16 September, 2 – 5pm
Playwriting in the Secondary classroom: Tuesday 23 September, 2 – 5pm
CREATIVE INDUSTRY DAYS
Our Creative Industry Days are a fun and practical way for your students to find out about the wide range of careers available in the theatre. Students are invited behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange Theatre to spend time with some of the departments including Lighting, Sound, Wardrobe, and Marketing with opportunities to ask questions and have a go.
Dates for Autumn Winter are: 26 September, 7 November, 27 February, all 10am – 3pm
TOURS AND WORKSHOPS Throughout the year Exchange Education offer a range of stand-alone taster workshops and tours for school and college groups of up to 30 on fixed dates and times.
Find out more about all of the above opportunities and more at royalexchange.co.uk/schools or contact our Schools’ Programme Leader Natalie Diddams on telephone 0161 615 6750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org