ORGANISING A GROUP VISIT TO THE ROYAL EXCHANGE
Q: How do I book tickets for my group to come and see a production at the Theatre?
A: If you are booking tickets for a group, please contact our Group Bookings Co-ordinator on 0161 833 0483.
Q: I am bringing a group to the Royal Exchange, and need to complete a Risk Assessment. Can you help?
A: Exchange Education produce a simple Risk Assessment form for all group visitors, which is available to download from here
. Please note that as each group’s visit to the Theatre varies we are unable to provide any more detailed information than that on this form – if you wish to conduct your own assessment on a pre-visit then you are very welcome to visit the Theatre and look around the public areas, but please be aware that it is not usually possible to see any backstage areas, workshop spaces or inside our Theatre spaces as part of this preliminary visit.
Q: Do you have any resources that I can use with my children / students in advance of our visit to the Theatre?
A: Exchange Education produce a number of production-linked resources each year, including resource packs, rehearsal diaries and interviews. Please see the Resources
page for further information. For more general resources about the Royal Exchange building, life backstage at the Theatre and preparing for your visit to us, please click here
. You might also want to have a look at some of the activity sheets that we provide for individuals and groups who are visiting the building - they are located here
Q: Is it possible to buy copies of Resource Packs from previous productions?
A: Many of our Resource Packs are available in hard copy, and can be ordered from Emma on 0161 615 6697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. All packs can also be viewed and downloaded from our Resources
Q: What is the Education Lounge?
A: The Education Lounge
is a public space situated next to the main Bar in the Royal Exchange building. Open since September 2008, the space, with its talking chair, comfy sofa, designer coffee table incorporating secret drawers and a display section, haunted telephones and a TV/DVD... has proved popular with casual visitors, as a meeting point, as a drop-in space and as a workshop resource, and has already been accessed by over 2000 project participants as well as numerous members of the public.
WORKING WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Q: Does the Royal Exchange Theatre offer work experience placements?
A: To find out about our work experience and training schemes, please click here
. If you are aged 14 - 19 you might also be interested in our Behind The Scenes Work Weeks
Q: I am interested in volunteering on some Education activities - who should I speak to?
A: If you would like to find out more about the work of the department and are interested in volunteering on some of our Education projects, then please contact Chris Wright on email@example.com
, detailing your particular interests. Please be aware that as we are a large and busy producing theatre we are often unable to accommodate all the requests that we receive for voluntary work experience, and for this reason when selecting volunteers our focus tends to be towards further and higher education students who have already made some decisions about their future and are usually studying theatre-related skills and subjects.
Q: Do you run tours and workshops with groups who are not school or community groups?
A: Exchange Education run tours and workshops with school groups and with community groups. If you belong to a group which does not fall into either of these categories, then please call the Royal Exchange Group Bookings Co-ordinator on 0161 833 0483 to discuss tour availability.
Q: I am an individual who is interested in finding out more about life at the Royal Exchange. Can I still come on a tour even if I am not part of a school or community group?
A: The tours that Exchange Education run are only for groups. If you are an individual you can book onto one of the general Public Tours that the Royal Exchange offer – please contact the Box Office on 0161 833 9833 for more information.
Q: How do I get to the Theatre?
A: Please click here
for travel directions to the Royal Exchange.
Q: What is the Truth about Youth?
A: The Royal Exchange Theatre is one of seven organizations across Britain working in partnership with the Co-operative Foundation to deliver their major new 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. Click here
to find out more.