Schools

Primary

Bespoke workshops from Early Years to Foundation – Key Stage 2

These will support any area of the curriculum – a specific text, subject area or topic, from Shakespeare to storytelling, the Stone Age to scriptwriting. Please get in contact to discuss your specific requirements.

Arts Days/Enrichment Activity

We have access to a range of leading practitioners within the industry who can offer workshops exploring a shared stimulus through drama, dance, music or film.

Play in a Day/Play in a Week

We can offer a bespoke year group or even a whole school experience using a theme or stimulus of your choosing.

Recent work has included 

Site specific performance of Travelling Light’s ‘Three Kings’ show to local Year 6 pupils with follow-up drama workshop in school setting.

Year 6 spoken word and poetry workshops as part of ‘Pages of the Sea’ – a national project commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Play in Two Days – exploring ‘Macbeth’ with Year 5 students culminating in an Elizabethan style performance to the school and parent community.

Secondary

Bespoke workshops exploring key curricular areas for Key Stages 3–5

Workshops can explore any genre or style (for example, scriptwriting, devising skills, physical theatre), practitioner (for example, Stanislavski, Brecht, Boal, Grotowski) or set text. Workshops are tailored to the specific learning needs of the group.

Arts Enrichment Days

We have access to a diverse range of industry leading practitioners and can offer skill-based workshops and experiences supporting drama, dance, music and filmmaking.

Technical workshops

Tailored workshops exploring lighting and sound for students at Key Stage    3–5.

Recent work has included 

Arts Day (Year 8) – workshops inspired by Complicite Theatre and Frantic Assembly.

Arts Day (Year 9) – ‘Introduction to Devising’ workshops.

Early Years

Bespoke workshops in your early years or nursery setting – please get in touch to discuss how we can support your group!

Recent work has included 

Site specific performance of ‘Three Kings’ for pre–schoolers and their families at the For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston–super–Mare.

Under 5’s weekly drop in theatre sessions at the Theatre Shop in Clevedon – tall tales, adventures, storytelling and song!

CPD

We would be delighted to offer your school CPD sessions. These can take place at your setting or the Theatre Shop in Clevedon. Please get in touch to discuss your thoughts.

Recent CPD and INSET sessions have included 

Trestle mask INSET session with a primary school supporting primary school teachers to explore PSHE through Drama.

‘Exploring practical Shakespeare’ with KS2 teachers focusing on ‘Macbeth’ ‘Devising Skills for GCSE’ with locality drama/performing arts teachers

If you are interested in booking a workshop or discussing your ideas for an engagement opportunity, please contact our Engagement Manager:

Angela Athay – Hunt (angela@theatreorchard.org.uk)