Schools

Workshops for Schools

Curve is continually looking for ways to engage 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 can work with schools to offer and design a range of practical workshops linked to our Made at Curve productions, or to enhance your visit to a show by our visiting theatre companies.  Learning activity can take place here at Curve or in your school.

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.

All Curve workshops can be led by one of our team of artists or a cast member if specifically requested and available.

To enquire about our current educational workshops and how they can be tailored to your school, email experiencecurve@curvetheatre.co.uk

“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

Behind the Scenes Workshops

We offer a number of behind the scenes workshops throughout the year. These workshops are run in partnership with Leicestershire Education Business Company.

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 experiencecurve@curvetheatre.co.uk

“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 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.

Curve is also developing learning resources for selected Made at Curve productions which are available for teachers to download and use in their schools.

Curve is genuinely passionate about opening up theatre to young people. Added to this is their encouragement of us, as teachers, and their drive to involve us in workshops and training, sharing best practice and canvassing our opinions about ways in which Curve can support us.”  Ellie Dickinson, Guthlaxton College

We can also design bespoke workshops tailored to your needs for any show. Get in touch with Emma Ling e.ling@curvetheatre.co.uk to discuss further.

How to book
To book one of our forthcoming Workshops for Teachers, call our Group Sales team on 0116 242 3595 or email groupbookings@curvetheatre.co.uk

 

Networking Meetings for Teachers

Join us at one of our next Networking Meetings for teachers at Curve. An opportunity to discuss our programme, workshops and learning offers, to let us know what you would like us to provide in future, to share best practice and network with other teachers. Some of our networking meetings also involve practical CPD opportunities.

Our next networking meeting for teachers of English and Drama is on Wed 28 Sep 4 – 6pm, with a workshop on The Importance of Being Earnest.

Keep an eye on this page to find out when our next Networking Meeting will be held.

For further information email experiencecurve@curvetheatre.co.uk

“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