SEND Festival 2019! Applications now OPEN!

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After the amazing success of our 2018 ‘Happy 2 Be’ Festival, applications are now open for our 2019 SEND Schools Festival!

This is an opportunity for Greater Manchester SEND Schools to work in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre to devise a brand-new piece of work to be performed on our main stage in April 2019. You students will work with professional, Royal Exchange practitioners to perfect a 10-15-minute piece of work, created from their own ideas.

Teacher will be invited to attend a CPD in November which will expand their abilities in harnessing their students’ creative talents and will be an opportunity to skill share across the schools and theatre.

Each school can also nominate Festival Producers and Festival Technicians, who will gain hands on experience from our Royal Exchange Theatre staff across the process.

For more information, please see the project brief.


Please complete the application form which can be found HERE.

Applications close: 9am, Friday 12 October

All applicants will be contacted by Tuesday 23 October to confirm places.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact our school’s coordinator Rebecca Finley on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.