Behind the Curtain Theatre Workshop

This half-day experience at The Barnfield Theatre enables your students to explore how a play develops from conception to the stage. Led by theatre experts, the sessions include a drama workshop, backstage tour and the opportunity to get hands on with all things technical. An exciting, practical and fun way to engage young people in how theatre is made.

Example day plan:

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome & Putting on a Play
10.30 – 11.30 Drama session / Intro to technical theatre
11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.45 Drama session / Intro to technical theatre
12.45 – 13.00 Q&A

Suitable for Key Stages 2 and above.

3 hours. £250 for up to 30 students. Minimum of 2 school staff required.

For more information contact [email protected]

Please note that the Barnfield is a professional, working theatre so dates for these sessions may be limited.

I can totally recommend this theatre experience. I took 31 year 5/6 children who were totally engaged throughout the whole day. The leaders are inspiring, organised and exciting. This is such a great trip for giving children experiences that are unique, rather than the everyday. They had hands on experience of sound, lighting and raising curtains as well as learning all of the technical vocabulary. They also had a fantastic drama workshop.

Becca Jackson, Beech Class Teacher, Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School

Photo © Ralph Whitehead

Feedback from the children:

“I enjoyed playing with the sound and lighting.”

“I loved learning that a blue bottle is actually red!”

“I loved the blackout with the music”

“I loved everything!”

“I loved making our own theatre shows and freeze framing”

“I loved learning about the flies.”

Photo © Ralph Whitehead

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