West Yorkshire Playhouse aspires to build and develop long-term partnerships with Primary teachers and students through a range of creative opportunities offered at the Playhouse and in School settings. The following workshops are available all year round:
These sessions are led by an actor in role as a famous character from a chosen story. From Traditional Tales, to Ancient Myths and Legends these practical sessions explore classic stories and folk tales with students to complement the curriculum.
Suitable for: Early Years, Foundation, KS1 and KS2
Delve headfirst into West Yorkshire Playhouse’s fantastic Costume Department to learn all about fashion, clothing and costume. This interactive learning adventure will give students unprecedented access to dress-up and explore within our treasure trove of costumes.
Now in its fourth year, this exciting in-depth project offers Primary schools the opportunity to work with us in partnership throughout the Spring/Summer term towards a full-scale collaborative Shakespeare production at West Yorkshire Playhouse in July 2017.
This programme includes six in-school artist-led Shakespeare workshops and rehearsals for your students, alongside tailored support for the teaching of Shakespeare in your curriculum, and professional development training for teaching staff.
“It provided a unique and absolutely unforgettable experience for every child in the class – many of whom had never stepped foot inside a professional theatre before.” Teacher, Primary Players: Shakespeare Festival 2014
The total cost to take part in this programme is £825+VAT per group.
This fee allows one class (approx. 30 students) and up to three staff to take part in all aspects of Primary Players: Shakespeare Festival 2017
Registration is now open for any school wishing to take part in this exciting programme in 2017.
This project takes students on an immersive journey through the story of Jack and the Beanstalk over 4 in-school sessions to support the following EYFS learning outcomes through a range of media: Listening and Attention, Reading – rhyme and rhythm, Being imaginative, Using mimcry and role-play.
Suitable for: Early Years and Foundation
Cost: £525+VAT (based on 2 classes participating in x 4 sessions each)
How to Book Workshops
To book or enquire about our creative education workshops, please contact:
Prices and Discounts School prices vary according to each production, the range is listed on each web page. To help you manage your visit we offer one FREE staff seat for every 9 students booked. Schools tickets are only available in limited numbers and for Monday to Friday. You are still welcome to book once this limit is reached, but the standard discount rates will apply.
Age Recommendation Age Recommendation is assessed according to the complexity and sensitivity of Issues, images, sexual references and strength of language used in both West Yorkshire Playhouse Productions and Touring Productions. Any sensitive content is highlighted in our main Brochure but we do encourage Schools to call our Box Office with any specific concerns or questions regarding sensitive material in the Productions.
We strongly discourage students from taking notes during performances at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Please encourage your students to fully enjoy their theatre experience by focusing completely on the action on stage. They can then jot down any notes immediately after the performance.
If you would like to make a school booking for a show in one of our theatres, please call 0113 213 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.