Education

Curve is committed to engaging children and young people and their teachers with a range of cultural opportunities and experiences. There are many ways that schools, colleges and universities can get involved with Curve:

Our learning team works extensively with both students and teachers to deliver learning programmes on any of our Made at Curve productions.

We can also put you in touch with visiting companies and their education teams to deliver learning around our wider programme.

We are proud to be an Arts Award Supporter

Are you a school or community group working with
young people studying Arts Award? If so we would
love to hear from you.

We have several Arts Award advisors on our Learning Team and can offer bespoke activities that contribute towards any level of Arts Award, including seeing and reviewing our productions, opportunities to meet casts, creatives and professionals working in our venue.

Workshops for Schools

Our workshops are designed to open up the world of theatre – to get behind what’s on stage, and to reveal the hidden process of a rehearsal room. They offer the opportunity to engage more deeply with the artists, subject matter, and theatrical processes in our artistic programme as well as make links to your curriculum.

Workshops in your school, led by one of our specialist education practitioners cost £200 for a half day and £300 for a full day.

Discounted rate for Artsmark schools, Arts Award groups or The City Classroom members – £175 for a half day and £250 for a full day.

To enquire about our current educational workshops and how they can be tailored to your school, please fill out the Workshop Request Form below and email it to [email protected]

WORKSHOP REQUEST FORM 

Click here to download our Schools Risk Assessment form.

“We thought it was amazing! The children loved it, and the parents gave us universally positive feedback too.”
Katy Wheatley, St. Peter’s R.C. Primary School

Current Workshops Available

George's Marvellous Medicine

Our learning work in Primary Schools will focus on our exciting new production of George’s Marvellous Medicine. This opportunity links closely to KS1 or KS2 literacy, and particular to author studies of Roald Dahl, and can be delivered through a variety of arts-based approaches.

To book this workshop please get  in touch by emailing [email protected]

Enhance your visit to see George’s Marvellous Medicine with our Inspire Activities Resource Pack below, jam-packed with fun projects themed around the production!

MATILDA CHAMPION SCHOOLS

Matilda Champion Schools will work with the RSC and Curve on a programme of work inspired by Matilda The Musical.

Schools will make a two-year commitment and will be interested in creating curriculum resources that use Matilda the Musical as inspiration for creative writing, dance and music across the school. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to recruit, work with and share their skills and knowledge with five other schools during the two-year project period.

How do I become a Champion School?
Curve and the RSC are looking for up to four Champion Schools from Leicestershire.

For more information please click here

Email your application form to [email protected] by 15 Dec 2017.

Champion Schools can be either Primary or Secondary schools and the work is suited to KS2 and early KS3.

Mrs Phelps’ Library – Workshop

Inspired by the musical’s librarian Mrs Phelps, students will work with professional artists from the RSC and use different storytelling techniques to develop new outcomes for one of the characters. Workshops are developed in response to the needs of your students and can incorporate musical, written or performance outcomes. Schools can book a two hour or full day workshop in their school.

Cost £175 for 2 hour session suitable for KS2 and KS3 (ages 8 -13yrs).

To book a workshop, complete the booking form below and send it into [email protected] stating MATILDA in the title

Dates available:
(9am or 1pm)
Mon 12 Mar
Tue 13 Mar
Wed 14 Mar
Mon 18 Mar
Tue 19 Mar
Wed 20 Mar

Behind the Scenes Workshops

We offer a number of behind the scenes workshops throughout the year.

For any groups studying Arts Award, performing arts courses, interested in the workings of theatre or just looking for an exciting and educational day trip.  Workshops can be tailored to suit age, levels of knowledge and interest.

A typical day consists of three workshops and a building tour, followed by a matinee performance in the main house or studio.

Groups of 15-60 can be catered for. Teacher places are free (up to one teacher per 10 students).

For more information and to book your place, please contact [email protected]

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for organising our trip and giving the students such a brilliant day – it was a very big deal for them to come out to Curve, see the show and have the tour, and they thoroughly enjoyed it.”  Ellen Bianchini, Children’s Hospital School

Professional Development and Networking for Teachers

We offer workshops and professional development for teachers on selected Made at Curve productions. These are available when you book tickets for your school group to selected productions, or as part of our networking meetings. As well as giving an insight into the making of the show, these workshops will provide useful exercises and ideas for your students.

Keep an eye on this page for future networking or professional development events. 

To enquire about our current educational activities please email [email protected]

“I love the fact that this amazing theatre is so community focused and the opportunities that it offers for both students and teachers is great! I love coming to Curve to participate in the Drama Teachers’ Network meetings and I have brought my students for behind the scenes days and workshops, which they have really enjoyed.”
Ann Mari Brook, Stonehill School