Working with Schools
At the core of all our education work is our relationship with schools throughout the borough of Southwark. We are always keen to develop new links, so if you are a teacher and would like more information on working with Southwark Playhouse, please contact David Workman, the Youth and Community Director on 0207 407 0234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent projects have included:
Shakespeare for Schools
Long established at Southwark Playhouse, these are exciting, immersive productions of Shakespeare’s greatest plays for young people aged 10 – 15, with tickets free to schools across the borough. Over the years we have introduced many young people to Shakespeare and the theatre.
Our most recent production, in January and February 2016, was Macbeth. Watch this space for news of our next production in Spring 2017!
“I thought it was completely stunning. It’s amazing how only three people could play so many roles!”
“To see such an intimate in-the-round performance with only 3 actors was truly unique and certainly something they would not have witnessed before making it a fantastic experience for them”
The Next Stage Festival
GCSE and A-Level drama students bring the pieces they have devised for their exams to Southwark Playhouse, to have the chance to perform on a professional stage.
“… really wonderful experience for our students, one that they will remember forever!”
Primary schools work with professional playwrights and directors to devise and create new pieces of theatre.
“I learnt that when you perform, it doesn’t have to be on a grand stage, it could be small but good at the same time”
Discounted tickets and workshops
For some productions at the theatre we are able to offer free or reduced-price tickets to schools. In addition, we often also provide free supporting workshops, where possible utilising the professional creative team behind the production to provide a fascinating insight into creating theatre.
We have worked with schools on bespoke projects, including supporting the East Dulwich Literary Festival at Harris’ Girls Academy East Dulwich and the Christmas production at Cherry Gardens School.