Workshops and Projects

We devise and facilitate workshops and projects for all Key Stages, catering to the individual needs of each school and to fulfil learning and enrichment objectives. Please get in contact if you have any ideas you would like to talk through, we are very happy to respond to bespoke requirements. Here are the current projects and workshops we have on offer:


Pantomime Workshops

Make your schools visit to the pantomime even more enriching – this year we are running workshops to give students a unique, inside access experience and the opportunity to explore the panto with industry professionals. The sessions explore traditional British values through character archetypes, fairy tales and conventional storylines.

After School Drama Club

Led by the Education Departments’ team of facilitators, the clubs are designed to provide drama provision to students who wouldn’t necessarily be able to attend groups outside of the school environment. The sessions encourage students to work with others, build on self-confidence and learn key life skills.

Teacher Forum Evenings

Teachers are an asset to every Theatre’s Educational Department and we value input from our local schools. These evenings are an opportunity for teachers to join us for refreshments, a chat with the Creative Learning Department and complimentary tickets to a show, student free. The sessions are designed for schools to share current practise, find out about Theatre Royal’s education offer and share ideas of how we can collaborate on projects in the future.

Takeover Projects

This package includes:

  • Tickets to the show featured for a class of up to 30 students and 2 teaching staff. Additional tickets available at £10.50 each.
  • 5 workshops led by Theatre Royal Drama Facilitators
  • 2 hour CPD session
  • Response performance to a paying audience at Theatre Royal with all tech and set provided

Cost – £500

Suitable for KS2+

 Career Insight Day

The day is designed to give students in years 9-13 or Further Education the chance to take part in various workshops run by departments here at Theatre Royal and learn what it takes to make a busy arts organisation operate. This will allow students to gain a better understanding of the different career options within the arts other than performing on stage. This is an ideal opportunity for students choosing GCSE/A-level options, BTEC students or if you simply want to give your class a hands-on experience in a working Theatre.

The Doorstep Theatre Festival

Following the demonstrably successful Once Upon A Festival, we are excited to announce the second year of our new children’s arts programme, The Doorstep Theatre Festival. The festival is designed to make high-qyality arts activities accessible to primary schools by lessening the restraints of rural isolation and the financial implications that come with visiting an arts venue.

The project will provide schools with the opportunity to host a performance in their hall.

Following the performance, schools will have the option to take part in enrichment workshops led by our team of highly-skilled facilitators, or to visit Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds for drama, technical, craft and story-telling workshops with other participating schools as part of the extended programme offer. Both offers come at a heavily subsidised rate to schools. Teachers from all schools taking part will also be invited to a CPD session at Theatre Royal to explore how the themes within the performances and workshops can be carried into the classroom.

Bespoke Workshops

The Education Department are committed to delivering workshops and projects that are tailored to the needs of the school, whether you need extra drama provision or a workshop to provide some enrichment on a curriculum subject. To find out how we can help, please book a meeting with us so we can find out how we can work together.


We are currently developing partnerships with local Colleges and Universities. Get in touch to let us know how we can best work together!

Current Partnerships

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