Schools & Colleges

Schools and Colleges

Schools & Colleges

We offer a wide range of opportunities to schools and colleges for everyone to get involved in theatre and performance. For more information on any of the below projects, send us an email.


Playhouse Primary Partnership 2021/22

Playhouse is a national partnership project between Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Rep (Birmingham), York Theatre Royal, Theatr Iolo, Polka Theatre & Bristol Old Vic. As part of this project, we’ll provide a tailor-made programme of additional support for the whole school, including staff training, workshops and performance opportunities. The full project package is priced at £1500.00, which includes £600 theatre ticket credit. But we are able to offer parts of the project at a reduced rate if you’d like a smaller package. For example, removing the £600 theatre ticket credit will reduce the project price to £900.00 and we can make further adjustments depending on the needs of your school.

Key facts about the Playhouse Primary Partnership

  • The opportunity for a KS2 class or after school group to perform a commissioned play from leading playwrights in the Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Rehearsal time at our Production and Learning Centre, TR2 and in The Drum with professional support from directors and technicians
  • A fully digital CPD training opportunity in March delivered by professional playwrights, directors and facilitators
  • A technical visit from our Drum Technician ahead of your performance
  • A Director visit to support you during the rehearsal process of your play

We still have a couple of slots for THIS year’s playhouse if you’re interested? This would mean a KS2 class from your school would be performing in our festival in The Drum at TRP in July 2022!

Feel free to fill in the online form for this year, which is available here

Or email to arrange a meeting/ chat about getting involved this academic year or next.

REACH Workshops

Enhancing young people's transferable skills using professional theatre skills to reach your students' full potential

We usually offer 6 different Reach workshops for schools, colleges, and universities covering Speech, Writing, Reading, Resilience, Devising, and Potential.

However, due to Covid-19, we are now operating with a smaller team and reduced capacity. If you are interested in organising a workshop with us

Please email all enquiries here and we’ll talk you through what we are currently able to offer.

Preshow Insights and Postshow Talks

Alongside our own productions and co-productions we offer opportunities for schools to learn and understand the processes involved in producing professional theatre through preshow insights and postshow talks.

Upcoming Productions

Tours and Explores

With both the theatre and our Production and Learning Centre, TR2 currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to offer and tours.

ArtsMark and Arts Award

Arts Award and Artsmark

At Theatre Royal Plymouth we offer places of education the option to embed Arts Award into projects, tours and explores, and workshops.

We also support schools who are working towards, or currently hold, an Artsmark, with plenty of opportunities available.

Arts Award Centre Number: 44367.

Please get in touch with us by email or call 01752 230312 to find out more information about any of the above projects.

Not found what you are looking for? Have an idea you want to talk about?

We love to develop bespoke projects and opportunities to support schools. Just contact us for a chat!