Creative Schools

Below you’ll find a number of shows that we think may be of interest to you. We’ve noted any schools offers available. To book, please contact our Box Office on 01392 72 63 63 or [email protected].

If you’re interested in workshops or bespoke projects, please contact our Producer (Children & Young People), Lisa Hudson. Make sure you scroll down to find out more about available resource packs too!

When you scroll all the way down, you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions, as well as our safeguarding policy and draft risk assessments that you are welcome to adapt and use.

Email Lisa, Producer (Children & Young People) Email our Box Office to book

Schools Offers

All ages

Dick Whittington – £10.00 per school ticket plus every 11th ticket is free.

Dick Whittington schools-specific performance dates:

Tuesday 5 December – 10:30am
Tuesday 5 December – 2:30pm
Wednesday 6 December – 10:30am
Wednesday 6 December – 2:30pm
Tuesday 12 December – 10:30am
Tuesday 12 December – 2:30pm
Wednesday 13 December – 10:30am
Wednesday 13 December – 2:30pm

Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete's Dick Whittington artwork. Background: a foggy panorama photo of the city of London, with iconic buildings such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St Paul's Cathedral. The cityscape is washed over with a burgundy haze. Foreground: A black and white cat (black body, white neck collar, white paws) looks towards the cityscape and we see them in near silhouette. They are stood on a yellow-brick path, with green grassy hills either side of them. On the hills, grey rats with large red eyes. On the left hand side of the cat, a rat holds a stereotypical hobo sack on a stick. At the top of the artwork, gold text reads: 'Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete present Dick Whittington.' Another group of rats with large red eyes are playing around the letters in 'Dick Whittington'. A cat paw icon replaces the dot on top of the letter 'I' in 'Dick', and a block of cheese replaces the dot on top of the second letter 'I' in 'Whittington.
Dick Whittington
Thu 07 Dec 2023 – Sun 07 Jan 2024
Northcott Theatre
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Key Stage 1 & 2

Dear Santa – £13.50 per school ticket.

Dear Santa promotional image - An illustration of a gift-wrapped Christmas present with a gift tag that reads: 'From Santa'. Either side of the present are circles with blue bows sticking out the top. The one on the left contains text reading 'From the creator of Dear Zoo' and an illustration of the Dear Zoo cover art. In the second circle, text reads: 'Meet Santa; Every child gets a free gift!' Main text at the top of the picture reads: 'Live on stage; Dear Santa; by Rod Campbell'. The background is red with white dots and there is a golden border on each side with winter holly leaves in each corner.
Dear Santa
Wed 13 Dec 2023 – Sun 24 Dec 2023
Barnfield Theatre
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Key Stage 4 & 5

Frankenstein – £10 per school ticket
Shock Horror – £18 per school ticket plus every 11th ticket is free.
Mary & the Matrons – Every 11th ticket free.
Sizwe Banzi is Dead – Every 11th ticket free.
The Chosen Haram – Every 11th ticket free.
Tom Dale Dance: SURGE / SUB:VERSION – Every 11th ticket free.

Please note: Thunder Road, the theatre company performing Shock Horror, are available to run drama / performing arts workshops for schools. Please contact our Box Office team for more information via [email protected] or 01392 72 63 63

Northcott Heritage Schools Resource

The creation of the Northcott Young Company heritage show The Back End of the Cow and Other Stories was a highlight of our year in terms of Children and Young People’s work.

Not only were we able to create a show with 15 of our young people, we also offered early career opportunities for 2 former Northcott Young Company members and a University of Exeter undergraduate student.

The 5 backstage promenade performances were all sell-outs and really positively received.

A young man looks down at a fake cow head – to their right, a sign saying ‘stage left, quiet please’
Photo: Ralph Whitehead

Explore our Education Resource

In conjunction with the making of this show we have developed a schools’ education resource.

This in-depth teaching and learning resource is aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4 and encourages students to use verbatim theatre techniques to make their own piece of promenade theatre.

Explore the resource

It was great to perform in a different way and exciting to tell people’s stories and experiences in the places where they actually happened.

Northcott Young Company member

Workshops and Field Trips

Photo © Ralph Whitehead

We have a series of workshops we can bring into schools and colleges, including ‘Introduction to pantomime’, ‘Opening up the Archive’ and more. We also offer a half day introduction to technical theatre for Key Stages 2 and 3: ‘Behind the Curtain’.

We are also able to tailor bespoke field trips, visits and workshops to the needs of your students and curriculum.

If you would like to learn more about our workshops and how we can support your students, please email our Children and Young People producer Lisa Hudson at [email protected]

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Digital Educational Resources

We have created five free practical ‘how to’ guides on digital storytelling. Inspired by the story of Little Red Riding Hood, these guides have been designed for Year 6 (easily adaptable for Y 4/5 or Y 7/8) and focus on scriptwriting, audio recording, photography, filmmaking and animation.

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Digital StoryTelling Workshop Offered free to Year 6 teachers and support staff
© Benjamin Akira Tallamy

Your Visit / FAQ

  • Yes, we offer school booking discount on selected shows at the theatre. You’ll find available discounts higher up on this page. If there is a different production you would be interested in bringing your school group to, please speak to our Box Office.

  • When making a school booking, we will make a provisional reservation, which we can hold whilst arrangements are made with parents/pupils for the visit. We will look to confirm the final number of tickets needed at least one month ahead of the show, at which point we will issue the school an invoice for the order.

  • We can offer Home Education groups school rate tickets on eligible shows, providing there are over ten people in the attending group.

  • Yes, you are welcome to book ice creams in advance for your visit. To do this, please request a booking form from our Box Office.

  • We have limited space at the theatre, so we ask that children eat packed lunches/food elsewhere. The Exeter Northcott is located on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, where there is a lot of outside space to eat before/after visiting the theatre.

  • If you are attending with a coach, please let us know. We will ask campus services to open Forum Hill for coach parking if we know in advance. The hill is just outside the theatre and very easy to get to for visiting schools.

  • While we do offer school specific matinees for some shows, most of our weekday matinees are open to the public as well, so please bear this in mind when planning your trip.

  • Yes, our risk assessment for visiting the theatre, as well as our safeguarding policy can be downloaded below.

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