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.

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 Learning Opportunities

A Taste of Honey

INSIGHT WORKSHOPS

Suitable for
Key Stages 4 and above

Curriculum Links
English | GCSE Drama | 20th Century History

The National Theatre‘s production of A Taste of Honey is accompanied by Rehearsal Diaries, Digital Resources and an Education Pack is available to support your students’ visit, alongside further opportunities for teachers and students.

Enjoy a two-hour interactive session led by the production’s Associate Director, with a focus on Inside the Rehearsal Room or Page to Stage.

One Under

SCHOOLS WORKSHOP
What Connects Us

Suitable for
SEN Schools

This integrated show workshop uses themes and materials from the performance. This workshop is only available on Tue 29 Oct, 2.30pm – 5.30pm.

West Side Story

SHOW WORKSHOP
Suitable for
Key Stage 3 & 4

Curriculum Links
English | Drama | American History | PSHE

Exploring the main elements of the story, this fast-paced interactive workshop uses the show text to explore characterisation, adaptation, themes of identity and contemporary relevance.

PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Is your school planning a version of West Side Story  for your end-of-year production? Our production workshop offers bespoke input from Curve’s Learning Team on staging, direction and performance skills. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, and we will devise a support package to help make your show ‘real cool’.

Giraffes Can't Dance, Live on Stage. Based on the bestselling book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.

Giraffes Can't Dance

SHOW WORKSHOP
Suitable for
Pre-school, Foundation and Key Stage 1

Curriculum Links
Speaking and Listening | Language | Literacy | Communication | Wellbeing | Emotional Intelligence | Anti-bullying

A fun and engaging workshop bringing language alive – using rhyme, movement and interactive elements to bring speaking, listening and literacy skills to life.

I Think We Are Alone

A range of opportunities will be available, including a staff CPD, show workshops and post-show Q&As. Contact our learning team for more information.

View our latest learning brochure and education resource pack

Learning Brochure

The Color Purple Education Pack

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.

CURVE EDUCATION NETWORK

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 Curve Education Network meetings. As well as giving an insight into the making of the show, these workshops will provide useful exercises and ideas for your students.

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