Secondary Workshops

Theatre-based workshops for secondary and college-aged students.

Our long-term partnerships with secondary schools and colleges help to ensure that drama continues to have a solid place within and across the curriculum.

Our education work is planned in consultation with teachers, educators and theatre professionals to meet curriculum requirements. Our sessions inspire and enrich the learning experiences of young people, no matter their age, and are delivered by professional artists with a passion for creativity.

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Workshops

Bring a text to life with a range of techniques to support literacy, analytical and theatrical skills. Based on your classroom text, this workshop is tailored to the specific Key Stage and curriculum or exam requirements and can produce a variety of outcomes.

  • Suitable for: KS3 and KS4
  • Location: At the Playhouse or at school

The below prices are for one class, of a size of approx. 30 students.

  • 1 hour £100 (+ VAT)
  • Half day (2 hours)  £180 (+ VAT)

Devising
Aid your KS4 and KS5 students with the challenging task of creating their own performances. They will learn to find and use different stimuli in the world around them and work collaboratively as a team.

Physical Theatre
As an introduction to the genre, this workshop will explore the possibility of students using their bodies, rather than dialogue. A popular style with exam classes, many students cherish the opportunity to practise different techniques they have seen on stage.

Live Theatre Production
To aid your students in preparing for the Live Theatre Production part of their exams, we offer short pre-show workshops that allow students to understand the aims of one of our productions. We will look at various aspects from designers and directors communicating with the audience, to the effectiveness of individual performances.

  • Suitable for: KS4 and KS5
  • Location: At the Playhouse or at school (except for Live Theatre Production, which is only at the Playhouse)

The below prices are for one class, of a size of approx. 30 students.

  • 1 hour £100 (+ VAT)
  • Half day (2 hours)  £180 (+ VAT)

Led by our Creative Engagement Team, tours can be tailored for groups of all ages. We will take you behind the scenes of the Playhouse to learn more about working in a theatre and share the secrets of how productions make it from page to stage.

  • Suitable for: KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • Location: At the Playhouse only

Students will gain a unique insight into the day-to-day workings of Leeds Playhouse. A backstage tour will be followed by a Q&A with select members of Playhouse staff from a variety of departments.

  • Suitable for: KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • Location: At the Playhouse only
  • MAJOR FUNDERS

    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell