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 lots of ways that schools can get involved with Curve:

We work with schools to offer a range of projects and tailor-made practical workshops linked to our Curve produced shows or delivered by visiting theatre companies, which can take place both 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. Our workshops offer an opportunity to engage more deeply with the artists, subject matter, and theatrical processes in our artistic programme.

Read more in our dedicated Experience Curve schools’ brochure below.

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 performing arts, 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, age 11-18.  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.  The cost is £30 per student, including matinee ticket.

Teacher places are free (up to one teacher per 10 students).

A Streetcar Named Desire  - Wed 4 Nov
Oliver! - Wed 9 Dec
Roald Dahl’s The Witches – Thu 10 Dec

For more information and to book your place, please contact Jack Payne at Leicestershire Education Business Company on 0116 240 7000 or e-mail jack.payne@leics-ebc.org.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

Workshops for Teachers

We offer workshops for teachers that are available when you book tickets for your school group to selected productions. 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 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

Much Ado About Nothing 
Text exploration workshop
Key Stage 3
Active practical workshop led by Curve practitioners to explore Shakespeare’s text through rehearsal room techniques. The workshop will last 2 hours and be designed to support the teaching of Much Ado in line with curriculum requirements.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Drama review workshop
Key Stages 4 and 5
A workshop looking at the text through active, practical approaches to engage with characters, themes and language in A Streetcar Named Desire. The bespoke practical workshop will last 2 hours and will be led by Curve practitioners.

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Movement and choreography workshop
Key Stages 4 and 5
The workshop gives an insight into how movement is developed using industry tasks and techniques, with an emphasis on performance skills

Oliver!
Page to stage workshop
All key Stages
Bringing the text and musical to life – an exploration of Oliver! using storytelling, performance and staging techniques to follow the creative process from first word to the opening night.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches
Creative writing workshop
Key Stage 2
This one-hour workshop will focus on Roald dahl’s classic text through storytelling and performance. The workshop will support the learning and teaching of the National Literacy Strategy.

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.

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