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

Read our new learning brochure and education resource pack

Learning Brochure

The Cat in the Hat Education Pack

Current Workshops Available

To Kill a Mockingbird

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD SHOW WORKSHOPS
Come and see this adaptation of the GCSE English text; write your live theatre review for A Level or GCSE Drama; Take part in a workshop and discussion on the themes in the play, and also use any of these learning activities to support your Arts Award.

Our Curve education team can make bespoke learning packages for your school group, based on curriculum and qualification needs. Contact us on [email protected] to find out more!

SUITABLE FOR
Key Stages 3 and above

CURRICULUM LINKS
GCSE English | Drama | Theatre Studies | History | Literacy | Politics

THEME & CONTENT
Prejudice, innocence, courage, loneliness, understanding

The Colour Purple

TO COLOUR PURPLE SHOW WORKSHOPS

SUITABLE FOR
Key Stages 3 and above

CURRICULUM LINKS
Performing Arts |Drama | Theatre Studies | Dance | SMSC | History | Music | Politics

THEME & CONTENT
Prejudice, power of voice, women’s rights.

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.

Our next Curve Education Network meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • Wed 13 Feb 2019, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Wed 5 Jun 2019, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

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

SYMPOSIUM: COMEDY, CREATIVITY & CHILDREN’S WELLBEING

Tue 12 Feb, 4.30-7.30pm

This FREE event for teachers and artists offers practical examples of how to engage a range of creative disciplines, both in the classroom and in after-school settings, for positive impact on pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

The Symposium will feature case studies from a range of successful school-based projects, with presentations from both schools and creative providers.

The Symposium is offered as an extra event in Curve’s teacher network series, and is brought to you by Leicester Comedy Festival, The Mighty Creatives, The Spark Arts for Children, The City Classroom and Curve working in partnership.

For more info and to reserve a place contact: Andy Reeves, Curve Head of Learning [email protected]