As of Monday 12th April, government guidance is that schools can now resume day trips, and we are delighted to announce that we can now resume our live, in-person workshops as part of our outreach programme.
(it feels very odd to refer to workshops as being “live” and “in-person”, but these are very odd times!)
While theatres remain closed, our West End workshops aren’t allowed, but Theatre Workout Outreach workshops take place in your school to support your curriculum and student’s creative learning.
Theatre Workout’s multi-award-winning West End workshops can resume from 17th May 2021, although with a limited capacity of 20 students per studio to maintain social distancing. The government’s launch of phase 3 of their roadmap will allow theatres to reopen with up to 1000 audience members, or 50% capacity, and we are delighted that many shows are planning to reopen by the end of May.
Finally, from 21st June 2021, with the expected launch of phase 4 of the government’s roadmap,
we should finally be able to resume all our workshop programmes as they should be, full of practical, participatory exercises which challenge and inspire creativity.
All of our workshops can be tailored to compliment your curriculum and support teachers and students in the summer term, and we are delighted to see so many schools starting to make tentative enquiries to run theatre trips before the end of the summer term.
Any educational day visits must be conducted in line with relevant coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidelines and regulations in place at that time. This includes system of controls, such as keeping children within their consistent groups and the COVID-secure measures in place at the destination. Schools should undertake full and thorough risk assessments in relation to all educational visits to ensure they can be undertaken safely. As part of this risk assessment, schools will need to consider what control measures need to be used and follow wider advice on visiting indoor and outdoor venues. Schools should consult the health and safety guidance on educational visits when considering visits.
 Schools may begin planning for new domestic residential educational visits to take place. Should step 3 commence as planned, new visits will be possible from no earlier than 17 May. Schools are advised not to enter into any new financial or contractual commitments at this stage. This advice will remain under review and updated at the earliest opportunity.
Any new domestic residential educational visits must be conducted in line with relevant coronavirus (COVID-19) secure guidance and regulations in place at that time.
We are working with Public Health England and the sector on what coronavirus (COVID-19) secure residential visits will look like at step 3, and further advice will be provided.