We are currently undertaking a review of the Theatre's Learning and Participation offer for schools, community groups, individual young people and adults – we're really excited about the changes that are underway and the new projects that will be running from February 2014 onwards. Please bear with us as we finalise our plans, and keep an eye on your inbox for details of our new programme. If you are not already on our mailing list please sign up here to receive information as soon as it is available.
We offer a variety of workshops, events and activities for individuals and the wider community, and aim to involve as many people as possible in fun and engaging activities relating to the theatre. Please see below for details about projects and opportunities still currently on offer.
2x2: BETWEEN THE LINES
Monthly playreading sessions focusing on a play that in some way relates to a current production (thematically, through the time it was written or ‘in conversation’ with the play we are producing). Find out more here.
A programme of individual fortnightly writing workshops that can be booked either as a unit or individually. Wordplay will draw on a selection of plays from our repertoire in order to gently introduce participants to creative writing with an emphasis on writing for theatre. Find out more here.
THE EXCHANGE FORUM
A Forum bringing together theatre practitioners, teachers and educationalists together to share best practice and hear about recent and forthcoming projects and events that place creative learning at the heart of education practice. Find out more here.
WORLD WIDE WORKSHOP (THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE’S INTERNATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY)
Open to individuals aged 18+ for whom English is not a first language, or whose circumstances mean they may feel displaced and/or not usually able to access theatre. WWW includes both professional artists and participants with little or no experience of the performing arts. Find out more here.
TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH
The Royal Exchange Theatre is one of seven organizations across Britain working in partnership with the Co-operative Foundation to deliver their major initiative, Truth about Youth, which challenges and changes negative perceptions about young people by supporting projects which enable them to work with adults, the media and the wider community. Throughout the year there are opportunities for both young people (aged 14 - 21) and adults, to sign up for a range of projects and one-off events which take place over school/college holidays, at weekends and on some evenings. Find out more here.
SHOW-RELATED PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS
A programme of pre-show talk and demonstration-based workshops for schools, groups and individuals to accompany Royal Exchange productions in both the Theatre and The Studio. Please see Events for upcoming sessions.
Free Sunday events and workshops for families with children under 11. Find out more here.
Production and theatre-linked resources including films, behind the scenes diaries and interviews. Find out more here.