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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. 

Current projects include Write Stuff for teenagers, which focuses on developing speaking, listening and literacy skills through a series of practical drama-based workshops that will inspire young people to write, and Taking Issue an issue based young people’s theatre programme whose first play and workshop Michaela’s Mistake for KS3, exploring the dangers of Facebook toured to schools across the North East in April 2013.

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.

January to March 2015
Into the Trenches
A Theatre Centre project in partnership with Live Theatre and the Durham County Record Office

Into the Trenches is a participation project taking place in five schools across Chester-le-Street, Sunderland and Stockton. Inspired by Theatre Centre's production The Muddy Choir - a new play by Jesse Briton which tells the story of three young soldiers from Sunderland –  students in year 9 and 10 will undertake research into the impact of the First World War on their communities before working with Live Theatre to bring this research to life.

Over a number of classroom-based sessions students will work with writer Paddy Campbell (Wet House) and director Tracy Gillman to create their own monologues in response to the play and their research on the themes of recruitment and conscription as well as the role of women in the war.

For more information

To find out more about Live Theatre projects or to discuss educational opportunities in more detail email Education & Participation Administrator Sam Bell or call her on (0191) 269 3488.