'Primary School Christmas Pantomime Tour 2024' with ReachOut Educate
Pantomime is part of British tradition, especially at Christmas, and, for many children, it is their very first experience of live theatre. We're excited to be bringing this vibrant, lively and, yes, NOISY show to schools up and down the country. After a sell out tour of Jack and the Beanstalk over Christmas 2023, this year's school friendly version of Little Red Riding Hood is on the road around the West Midlands and the Welsh Border for Winter 2024!
Our performance is self-contained, so you don't need to provide anything apart from somewhere for us to plug our speaker/lights in, a performance space (a school hall works best!) and of course, an audience!
The show will last approximately 45 minutes and this includes an ''Introduction to Panto'' segment at the start of the session. This will feature our actors explaining and demonstrating pantomime traditions, such as all the familiar audience participation like booing, hissing, cheering and the famous "Oh Yes It Is!".
The live performance itself is around 30-35 minutes long and the children will be able to use the responses that they've learnt at the beginning of the session to help Little Red through her adventure, meeting many characters along the way!
Performances can be booked for a full school or we can repeat the show throughout the day for smaller groups of different ages. We are flexible to create a show timetable that works best for your school.
If you wanted to add a little something extra to your day, we can also provide follow up worksheets and activity ideas to continue the panto fun in the classroom after!
Panto and History Discount
Current School Trip Offer
We are currently running an offer of a discount on multiple bookings! This offer is valid when booking a Touring Panto performance in December and any one of our Immersive History school workshops, including The Romans, Tudors, Vikings and Kings, Queens & Castles. These 2 visits should be booked at the same time for the discount to work.
valid until: July 2024
Risk Assessments LOtC Quality Badge
What activities are available during this educational workshop?
During this in-school visit you can expect a lively, engaging and interactive pantomime performance of Little Red Riding Hood. The performance includes a short presentation called "Introduction to Panto", in which the actors will explain, demonstrate and encourage the children in learning and understanding the traditional actions in this style of live performance.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
This live in-school performance is a great way to introduce the concept and topic of performing arts to Key Stage 1 & 2 students. Pantomime is sometimes a child's first glimpse of theatre and it has it's own set of unwritten rules and traditions to follow. As well as a 35-40 minute performance, this production has a 15 minute ''Introduction to Panto'' section where the actors will explain and demonstrate the key characteristics of this style of performance to the students. The class will then have plenty of opportunities to try out their responses before the performance begins and throughout Jack's adventures!
What size groups do you cater for?
Performances can be for a variety of group sizes; from full school shows to smaller Key Stage groups. We a flexible to create a performance schedule to suit the schools needs.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes, we cater for children of all abilities and can adapt our sessions for full inclusivity.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We cater for children of all abilities and have a selection of actors with SEN experience.
We can also adapt our performances for particular SEN requirements.
We have a 'not one size fits all'' approach with any prospective school, group or club. If you need something specific for your school visit, just give us a call to chat about how we can help you!
Who are ReachOut Educate?
At ReachOut Educate, we deliver a variety of workshops covering a whole range of different topics in schools and festivals across the country. Our educational workshops have reached such a level that we have recently been awarded the Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom!
We are a proud member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and, each November we host in-school assemblies to spread these important ethics. We aim to deliver the message in a fun and exciting way, so we sprinkle our assemblies with creative interactive elements and activities to move away from the assembly being conducted in a ''lecture'' type fashion.
As well as in-school theatrical performances, we cover a wide variety of curriculum topics, the most popular being History which includes Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians and World War 2. We also offer a brand-new workshop specifically designed for KS1 called Kings, Queens & Castles. We own a collection of historical artefacts, our own mini museum, that we can easily take into schools so that the children can get hands on with learning how people lived and worked in the past. To deliver these we use actors who host the sessions in character to really bring history to life and create an interactive and immersive experience for the children. Each workshop includes a small ''speed story'' performance and various activities for the class to take part in; for example, quill writing, mosaic making and coin making.
As a creative company, we work in a rather bespoke way. If there is something different that your school would like to cover or if you are interested in something we already offer, then we would love to help!
Our parent branch, ReachOut Arts, is proud to present ReachOut Touring Theatre! After a sold out run last Christmas of Jack and the Beanstalk; we're super excited for Little Red Riding Hood to be out in the West Midlands this Winter!
It's a new and exciting addition to our educational and entertainment line up and we look forward to bringing some live theatre into your school!
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ReachOut Arts believe in the positive impact that workshops such as ours can have on young people, their learning and more importantly on their wellbeing. As a result we are working hard to ensure that when now students have returned to full schooling, we can enhance that too by being in a position to return as external providers and making our visits to your setting as safe as possible. The government guidelines are ever changing but we are ensuring that we are adhering to these changes as and when they are required.
Our team find visiting settings extremely rewarding and from feedback received we know that the memories and experiences we can facilitate are incredibly worthwhile.
Please rest assured that once your deposit is paid, should you need to postpone due to government closure or other events related to Covid-19 we will honour your booking on an alternative date.