Theatre Workout Outreach
Outreach workshops are available in schools across the UK with tailored programmes for primary and secondary schools.
With half and full-day programmes available, we give you our time and what you do with it is up to you: we can either work with one group of students for the full duration, or we can run multiple, back-to-back sessions to cater for more classes, so we can work with 30-150 students in a single day!
Simply tell us your learning objectives and we will tailor a programme for you. You can see our most popular outreach workshops here, or you can choose from any of our West End Workshops or Masterclasses.
Reception & Key Stages 1-2
Drama outreach workshops in primary schools boosts learning through fun, creative and engaging techniques.
Our workshops offer both specialist performing arts teaching, but we can also create bespoke programmes to support project-based work.
Recommended workshop durations:
Reception & Key Stage 1: 45-60 minutes
Key Stage 2: 60-90 minutes
For Key Stages 3-5 groups we deliver engaging workshops to support the Drama curriculum with a focus on the creative process, giving ownership of the work created to the students.
These workshops address specialist topics, areas of concern, student weaknesses, building on strengths, and helping students prepare for performances and assessments.
Recommended workshop durations:
Key Stage 3: 90-120 minutes
Key Stage 4-5: 2-3 hours
Popular options include:
Circus skills workshops provide children with the opportunity to play with Circus activities such as juggling balls and scarves, stilts, pedalo, hula hoops, balancing feathers, poi and diabalo.
Aside from being great fun, these activities teach students develop balance, hand-eye co-ordination, spacial awareness, perseverance and more.
Stories are embedded into our daily lives, they inform us, entertain us, and connect us to the world around us.
Many children have great imaginations, but they struggle to structure their stories into a written form. Our workshops help bring stories to life, enabling children to visualise the stories they imagine. While also developing their understanding of the creative process, teamwork, leadership and communication skills, our storytelling workshops help your students to create characters, give them life, structure the narrative and make their stories real, all of which can aid their creative writing and storytelling skills.
As a part of this programme, Theatre Workout will provide you with pre and post-worshop lesson plans to support your teaching of creative writing.
For Reception to Key Stage 2 children, masks can be designed, made and played with based on popular stories, myths and fairytales. Masks can be made during our workshops or ahead of our visit, supported by online tutorials, and brought to life with our practitioners.
Key stage 3-5 students can explore mask techniques with half and full-face character masks, learning to perform physically and with conviction, while also learning the history of masks in theatre from ancient Greece to Commedia.
Students work in small groups to make a life-sized puppet, which we bring to life through storytelling and performance.
This workshops is an excellent option for all key stages 2-5, tailored to their ability.
Learning through play is an essential part of our educational development, whether you are aged 6 or 60!
Storytelling helps children make sense of the world.
This unique combination provides all students, particularly younger children in reception or key stages 1-2 with a fantastic introduction to drama and performance.
Play In A Day
Create, produce and perform a play in a day.
This workshops presents a unique challenge to students, demanding strong collaborative and improvisational skills as they devise an original play in just one day.
This lesson comes with pre-workshop lesson plans to prepare students for the challenge ahead.
Exploring the unique performance styles of Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud.
Students will explore multiple performance techniques and staging practices associated with these of the theatre's most influential practitioners, adapting, interpreting and improvising scenes from selected plays to experience the impact of their work.
To maximise your school's creative curriculum, we offer after-school and Saturday clubs, providing professionally-led training with a curriculum based on a combination of the LAMDA curriculum and our unique experience working with major West End shows since 2006.