Live Theatre is committed to developing positive relationships with schools across the North East of England.

Live Theatre has a dedicated Education and Participation team which works with teachers and pupils to create bespoke projects and events that will capture the imaginations of both teachers and pupils. This includes delivering Theatre In Education projects, young writers projects and school residencies in harder to reach communities.

Live Theatre is experienced in developing positive relationships with schools such as Theatre In Education projects, young writers projects, teacher training, and drama/literacy workshops to support a wide range of areas in the curriculum. 

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Current projects

Creative Writing Workshops
Summer and Autumn terms 

Creative Workshops 2015 is an exciting year for Live Theatre. Live Works is a new £10 million capital scheme which will include the creation of a new public park and a children’s writing centre which will open in 2016. We are looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in trial workshops over the summer and autumn terms to help us to put a programme together for the centre.

Suitability: Ages 8-14
Links to: Literacy, Creative Writing & Drama
Duration: 2 hrs Cost: Free

To take part in a FREE trial session please email education@live.org.uk

Write Stuff

For teenagers. The initiative focuses on developing speaking, listening and literacy skills through a series of practical drama-based workshops that will inspire young people to write.

Activities can take place in school, in community venues or at Live Theatre.

We can accommodate school groups to take part in historic tours of the building, post-show discussions, meet the director, meet the cast and backstage tours.

Live Theatre and Arts Award

Arts Award is a national qualification that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The award fosters creative, communication and leadership skills and helps to prepare young people for further education and employment. The Arts Award is an accredited qualification at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. Live Theatre has delivered the Arts Award since 2013 with 100% pass rate.

Live Theatre is an Arts Award Supporter Venue

Live Theatre’s award-winning Education and Participation team can create bespoke projects to support the delivery of Arts Award, Artsmark and the curriculum. Activities can include young writer’s programmes, teacher training, drama workshops, historic tours of the building, plus a range of activities linked to our main productions, such as post show discussions, meet the team events and backstage tours. We have several performances accompanied by pre or post show discussions suitable for Arts Award and Arts Award Supporter this season:

Experiencing the arts as an audience member

Live Theatre’s programme currently includes drama for older pupils, visiting theatre productions and creative workshops.

Schools and groups can take advantage of our fantastic group booking offer. Tickets start at £5 and for every 10 tickets bought the 11th is free. Accompanying teachers also go free.

Exploring the work of artists and arts organisations

Live Theatre is home to a wide range of artists, theatre makers and practitioners. We can arrange artist talks, post and pre show discussions and tours to groups interested in finding out what goes on behind the scenes.