Theatre Workout Education

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While Covid-19 remains at large we are unable to run our award-winning West End Workshops or School Trips, which add so much value to student's education.

But all is not lost!

WE CAN deliver our multi-award-winning drama programmes in schools and online, providing outstanding educational content in the comfort and safety of your school AND WE CAN also plan school trips from June 2021 onwards, by which time we hope the non-covid world will begin to return.

Students have missed out on a lot this year and we are doing everything we can to mitigate that and ensure trips can go ahead at a later date. Please get in touch or visit our website for more information.

Thank you - and stay safe!

Theatre Workout's multi award-winning workshops give young people the confidence to play, create, and perform beyond expectations, giving them the best possible theatre experience.

We offer practical workshops tailored to the age and ability of your students, exploring the characters, story, and themes in the show of your choice through performance techniques.

Sample workshops include:
- Bespoke perforamance workshops for shows like Matilda, Thriller, Wicked, the Lion King, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Woman in Black, Aladdin, and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery
- Masterclasses in acting, Shakespeare, musical theatre, devising physical theatre, stage combat and more
- Talks on the business of theatre, and working freelance in the arts

Theatre Workout can also arrange your whole trip with our award-winning hospitality service, including discounted theatre tickets, backstage tours, meal bookings, travel and accommodation, saving you time and money!

Outreach workshops are also available in your school on request.

Why book Theatre Workout for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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London's theatres are the most Googled theatres on the planet. Theatre Workout is the leading producer of educational workshops for one of the world's greatest attractions, maximising student's creative learning opportunity and nurturing a life-long love of theatre.

A drama workshop is not just for drama students. Drama helps build the essential life skills we all need, including confidence, empathy, listening and communication skills, teamwork, and leadership. Non-drama students and drama students alike can benefit greatly from the experience.

Theatre Workout caters for over 8,000 students a year, delivering unique learning experiences to students as part of their theatre visits, with students from across the UK and from around the world.

As the centre for education in London's West End, Theatre Workout works in partnership with major West End shows, production companies, theatres and other attractions to give you the best possible experience. It is a member of the Independent Theatre Council, the Creative Industries Federation, Action for Children's Arts, British Educational Travel Association, the European Tour Operators Association, and the Cultural Learning Alliance. It holds a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, supports the Arts Award and the BACC For The Future campaign.

Theatre Workout won the Best Leisure Product Award at the British Youth Travel Awards for the second time in December 2018, and won a Global Entertainment Award for Best West End Workshops in October 2018.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: Story writing, Shakespeare, Creative writing, Story telling.

English Leterature and Drama often go hand-in-hand in many schools, and over 2500 English students participate in our workshops each year! Shakespeare never wrote a word to be studied, he wrote to be performed, so a drama workshop will help students visualise and connect physically with themes, characters and stories as they bring them to life.

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Our workshops are full-on, practical, participatory drama and performing arts workshops led by industry professionals who will help you develop new skills, develop a greater understanding of productions you're going to see, or expand the curriculum projects you're working on.

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Dance plays a large part in the work we do, especially in dance, musical theatre and physical theatre workshops. We focus on the creative process of developing choreography for dance routines and more, giving your students a greater understanding of how choreography is developed, giving them ownership of their work.

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Musical theatre workshops develop a greater understanding of how music drives a performance and enriches the theatre experience. We also offer music appreciation workshops in which we disect and reassemble music from shows like Wicked, which is on the music curriculum.

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We work with about 2000 international students each year helping them develop a greater understanding of English through drama.

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Curriculum topics available: Teamwork and resilience.

Teamwork, collaboration, leadership, confidence development, communication skills, and other essential life skills are learned through drama and performing arts. It's just part of the equation of what we do!

What activities are available during group visits?

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Primary groups may prefer drama based workshops, focused on storytelling and image theatre, perhaps related to shows like the Lion King or Matilda.

GCSE drama groups may prefer physical theatre workshops inspired by Frantic Assembly, Grotowski or Brecht, tailored to the Woman In Black or The Play That Goes Wrong.

A-level groups may want to push their performance skills in a musical theatre workshop or audition masterclass, learning choreography and working on songs from a West End show.

Any workshop option is available, tailored to the age and ability of your group. Simply tell us what you want to achieve and we'll reccommend the perfect package!

All workshop bookings can be accompanied with theatre tickets, coach hire, backstage tours, accommodation, meals and other attractions as required.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Theatre Workout caters for any group size, although 25-35 is the average. Larger groups can be split between studios, and our largest group to date is over 200 students in several spaces simultaneously.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Theatre Workout use a range of studios across the West End, chosen to suit the size of group, and the nature of the workshop you wish to do. If you require specific facilities such as changing rooms or disabled access, simply let them know at the time of booking.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Some of the venues Theatre Workout use are disabled friendly. Please let them know of any specific requirements at the time of booking.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Anything else?

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Finalist: Best Leisure Product Award at the British Youth Travel Awards, 2019
Winner: Best for West End Workshops, Global Entertainment Awards - LUXlife Magazine, 2018
Winner: Best Leisure Product Award at the British Youth Travel Awards, 2018
Winner: Best Leisure Product Award at the British Youth Travel Awards, 2016
Silver Winner: Best Support Service at the British Youth Travel Awards, 2016.

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