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.

Read our new learning brochure

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.

BRONZE ARTS AWARD PACKAGE

Themed around White Christmas

Help your students achieve their Bronze Arts Award with this exciting package. This opportunity enables your students to be participants in two pre-show workshops, to be audience members with tickets to see White Christmas, and to share their experiences in a post-show review workshops led by our education team.

PRICE
£500 for three workshops, plus £12 show tickets (up to 30 students, with three free staff)

DISCOVER ARTS AWARD PACKAGE

Themed around The Cat in the Hat

Bring your class to Curve for the whole day and take part in a variety of activities to help them achieve their Discover Arts Award. You will also get an opportunity to watch The Cat in the Hat as part of the day.

PRICE
£360 for a learning day and Arts Award certification, plus £12 show tickets (up to 30 students, with three free staff).

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

WHITE CHRISTMAS

WHITE CHRISTMAS SHOW WORKSHOPS
Enjoy the magic of Christmas and the timeless music of Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas by taking part in one of our schools musical theatre workshops. Selected scenes, a song or choreography from the production will form the focus of the workshop.

SUITABLE FOR
Key Stages 3 – 5. Also recommended for Dance, Theatre, Music and Musical Theatre groups.

CURRICULUM LINKS
Performing Arts | Musical Theatre | Drama | Theatre Studies | Dance | Music | SMSC

Workshops can also be made specific to GCSEA-Level or BTEC qualifications.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ON STAGE
Wed 19 Dec, 10am – 1pm
Followed by the 2.15pm matinee performance.

Go behind the design and production elements of our show and see how the magic of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is created on stage.

SUITABLE FOR
Key Stages 3 – 5

CURRICULUM LINKS
Arts & Design | Technical Theatre | Performing Arts | Musical Theatre | Theatre Studies

Workshops can also be made specific to GCSEA-Level or BTEC qualifications.

THE CAT IN THE HAT

THE CAT IN THE HAT SHOW WORKSHOP

Enhance your visit to see our zany new production with our show workshops, which will focus on building the wonderful characters in Dr. Seuss’ story. These workshops can help with: developing reading; rhyme; interpreting and rehearsing text; role-play and improvisation skills; writing and adaptation; creating physical characters and choreography; and confidence in using language through creative exploration and performance.

SUITABLE FOR
Key Stages 1 & 2

CURRICULUM LINKS
Literacy | Drama | Dance | Music | SMSC

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