"One of the top ten drama trips in the UK"
Theatre Workout is the centre for education in London's West End, maximising your theatre experience through bespoke creative learning workshops.
Since we started in 2006, we've positioned ourselves between West End theatres, the education sector, and the group travel industry to give you the best possible theatre experience.
Our partners include over 35 West End productions (who have chosen Theatre Workout to create their official education programmes), arts organisations, production companies, and a global network of group travel organisers. We are the bridge between education and the creative world of theatre.
Specialist programmes are available for Primary through to Higher education student groups, plus unique opportunities for corporate and leisure groups of all ages. Theatre Workout Hospitality offers significant discounts for West End shows, travel and accommodation packages, and we now run a thriving summer school programme, Theatre Workout Academy.
Theatre Workout beat Lego Land Windsor to win the Best Leisure Product award at the British Youth Travel Awards 2016, and picked up the Silver Award for the Best Support Service for our bespoke hospitality services. We are also members of the Creative Industries Federation, the Independent Theatre Council, British Education Travel Association, and Action For Children's Arts. We are an Arts Award Supporter and back the BACC For The Future campaign, and we hold a Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge.
"Days like this really enhance the curriculum"
Valley Park Community School
Why I created Theatre Workout
I wasn't a confident child at school. I was shy, quiet and my self esteem wasn't great. However, that changed on an A-level English trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1994.
We saw King Lear and The Merchant Of Venice, and did a theatre tour, and took part in a workshop with two actors from the RSC.
I was fascinated, a little terrified, but I wanted to do more. A few months later I got another chance with Compass Theatre, and I threw myself into it. My confidence started to soar and I knew what I wanted to do!
I have worked and trained in theatre ever since, and now work as an actor, director, West End collaborator and all-round theatre practitioner who has worked in all areas of the industry.
I can trace my entire career back to that first workshop with the RSC. It was a life-changing moment for me which boosted my confidence, brought me out of my shell, and which has enabled me to achieve things I never would have imagined. Had I been told then that one day I would perform at the National Theatre, work with Disney and DreamWorks, establish the English Theatre In Venice and appear in a BAFTA winning film, I would never have believed it!
I can testify first-hand for the power of theatre to change lives. I created Theatre Workout to give that same, life-changing opportunity to others, and I am delighted when I see students open up and take risks in the workshops I run.
I hope we get the opportunity to share our passion for theatre with you soon.
Actor, Director, Producer and Founder of Theatre Workout.