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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.
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]
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
Key Stage 3 & 4
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.
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’.
Pre-school, Foundation and Key Stage 1
Weather and seasons | Movement and physical activities | Speaking and listening
This workshop session will focus on exploring key themes within the show in a practical, playful way. It will include an exploration of the environment, exploring rain, sky, clouds and fog through movement, voice and games.
The session will include activities that emphasise an experiential approach to learning and evoke curiosity, developing fundamental movement skills and co-operative physical activities. Working with an early years specialist, workshops are mapped onto key learning areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 curriculum.
Workshops allow teachers to participate in the activity with the children, allowing them to continue developing the learning in their own classrooms both before and after the performance.
Dates available: 27 Jan – 7 Feb
Times: AM or PM, 60 minute session
Capacity: 30 students per workshop
Cost: Free to school groups who have booked tickets to see a performance of It’s Hot, It’s Not.
To find out more, please email [email protected].
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.
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