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Education Workshops

Norwich Theatre Royal offers a range of workshops for primary and secondary education establishments. These workshops are led by Theatre educators and specialist creative practitioners, and can be tailored to meet your curriculum needs or current teaching focus

Some activities can be delivered in your classroom or school  while others can take place at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Workshop prices range from £150 to £360 plus VAT, depending on length and practitioners required.

For pricing enquiries or to discuss any workshops in more detail please email stagetwo@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call 01603 598 600.

Primary and Early Years Workshops



Creative Curriculum

We use drama strategies as teaching tools to support teachers in a wide range of subjects. These are particularly useful when working on cross-curricular themes.  These workshops support a wide range of subjects including history, geography, mathematics and science, and are adaptable to your requirements.

Creating Characters

Students use a variety of theatre techniques to explore characters from fairy tales, myths or novels; or create their own new characters to enhance their creative writing. This workshop brings narrative to life, and helps develop understanding of literacy and oracy.


Creative Literacy

A workshop brings literature to life through a range of drama techniques to support literacy skills. The workshop can be based on any classroom text, and tailored to meet your learning outcomes.

Play in a Day

An exciting day for children to explore a well-known story or topic. Using improvisation, drama games, and theatre skills, students will work together to create a unique piece of theatre in a day.


Secondary Workshops



From Page to Stage

Students explore, direct and perform a scene based on your classroom text. The workshop helps students deepen their understanding of the text, and explore how themes and meaning are communicated through performance.

Biographical Drama

Use theatre techniques to help share personal stories and build social awareness. Taking experiences from historic individuals or students’ own lives, this drama workshop helps pupils develop empathy and emotional intelligence.

Physical Theatre

As an introduction to the genre, this workshop will explore how performers use their bodies to tell stories and communicate without the need for dialogue. This is a popular theatre style with exam classes, and seen more frequently in contemporary performances.

Using Masks

This workshop gives students the opportunity to learn the basic techniques required to work with masks, and explore the potential for their use in future work. It is particularly suitable for Level 2 Performing Arts BTEC students.

Devising Drama

Learning collaborative skills, students will explore where to find and how to use different types of stimuli, work together as a team to make creative decisions, and develop their own performance. This workshop is particularly suitable for GCSE and A Level Drama and Theatre students.

Technical Theatre Workshop

This session explores several key aspects of theatre production and technical stagecraft, including lighting, sound design, stage management, and theatre health and safety. This workshop is particularly suitable for GCSE Drama students.

Live Theatre Production

Supporting preparation for the Live Theatre Production exams, we offer short pre-show workshops that help broaden students’ knowledge in relation to how design, directing choices and performances affect the audience.

Norwich Playhouse Industry Days

Students will gain a unique insight into the day-to-day workings of the theatre. A backstage tour will be followed by a ‘speed dating’ session with select members of Playhouse staff from a variety of departments.



“It was lovely to see students who have anxiety, behavioural problem and expressive language difficulties looking so confident.” –  Secondary School Literacy Coordinator

Bespoke Curriculum Workshops

We are happy to develop a tailored workshop with you to meet your needs. Contact our Learning and Education team to find out more.

Touring Partner Workshops

We work in partnership with national touring companies such as the National TheatreEnglish Touring Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company and Rambert, to deliver workshops for local schools and colleges. For more information about upcoming workshops please get in touch via stagetwo@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or call 01603 598 600