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Mon 13 Oct

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Mon 27 Oct - Sat 01 Nov

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Thu 30 Oct - Sat 08 Nov

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She Stoops to Conquer

Tue 25 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

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Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

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The Circle Of Chalk

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

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A View From The Bridge

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Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

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Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

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Old Mother Goose

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Arthur Author

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Antigone

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The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

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CELL

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Jonny Got His Gun

Jonny Got His Gun

Tue 11 Nov

Birthday Suit Party

Birthday Suit Party

Wed 12 Nov

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Helen

Fri 14 Nov

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More Tales from Kafka

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Pride and Prejudice

Fri 21 Nov - Sat 22 Nov

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Iolanthe

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Les Misérables School Edition

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Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

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The Circle Of Chalk

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The Princess and the Pea

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Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

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Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

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Singamajigs

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Story Makers

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Helen

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Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

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Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

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Singamajigs

Tue 23 Sep - Tue 02 Dec

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Story Makers

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Opportunities for Primary Schools

 

Partner with us

York Theatre Royal offers round the year workshops that are available in school and at the theatre. Our offer range from long, medium and short term partnerships. This can be a one-off theatre tour through to working with us for a whole academic on a variety of creative projects. Download our Partner with brochure below to see some of the opportunities available. If you can’t see what you are looking for, please contact us as bespoke projects are usually possible.

Long-term partnership schools for 2014/15 are: Park Grove primary, Bootham Junior school, St.George's RC primary, Archbishop of York's Junior school, St.Olave's school, Knavesmire Primary and The Joseph Rowntree school. 

 

 

Theatre Days' workshops

Working around our children's productions, in the morning we work with the children on activities linked to the productions themes, this might be a theatrical tour, workshop and craft making activity. Then in the afternoon they will go to see the afternoon 1.30pm performance.

 

The Princess and the Pea by Mike Kenny

‘Come and Explore: Theatre day’ – 23 – 26 Sept, 30 Sept and 3 Oct.

  • Spend the day exploring the themes and story in a variety of practical ways before going to see the show.
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Cost: £10 per pupil (includes workshop and the show, book via box office)
  • Suitable for Reception – Year 4
  • Capacity: 30 pupils per workshop

 

Previous Example: Hare and Tortoise

A class came for a tour of the theatre, where they were read a letter from Tortoise that explained the Hare had left parts of the story lying around the theatre and asked for their help. After a tour, the class had a practical workshop exploring the themes of opposites, seasons and friendship.

After lunch the class made a hare or tortoise puppet, before going to see the show.

"Thanks for a really wonderful day. The children couldn't stop talking about it on the coach and at school over the next few days."
- Sylvia Klays, Hempland Primary

"Thank you for a truly wonderful day! The children gained so much from all the experiences; memories to treasure!"
- Louise Leaf, Bootham Juniors

 

The Royal Shakespeare Company - Learning Performance Network

York Theatre Royal and York High School are working together as part of the RSC's Learning Performance Network. This is a three year partnership of working together to bring about a significant change in the way that young people experience, engage with, and take ownership of the work of Shakespeare.

The LPN offers teachers in depth training in active approaches to Shakespeare, postgraduate action research and offers performance opportunities to young people and further school-initiated projects.York High as the 'hub' school, will work with up to seven 'cluster' schools from their locality to share training and produce a Shakespeare performance festival at York Theatre Royal.

The LPN represents the RSC's Stand up for Shakespeare manifesto in action, with its call for children and young people to:

  • Do Shakespeare on your feet
  • See it live
  • Start it earlier

The six cluster schools are: Poppleton Road, St.Barnabas, Acomb, Woodthorpe, Westfield and Applefields.

 

On February 27th our Hub and Cluster schools performed in our Learning and Performance network regional Shakespeare festival Responding to Richard. Each school took a section or idea from Richard III from which they created a piece of theatre, which responded to that section of the narrative. Taking practical ensemble approaches to their pieces they were brilliant insights into how our young people responded to and reflected upon this story.

On March 16th 2015 all schools will perform as part of a larger festival at the Theatre Royal which will be a culmination of the three-year project. 

Click here to view photos from the festival.

 

Playhouse

 

Playhouse 2014 is a unique performance project aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils, giving pupils and staff the chance to:

  • Perform a brand new play for young people, written by a professional writer for a class or group of pupils
  • Perform at York Theatre Royal in a special 3 day festival celebrating the work of the involved schools
  • Receive comprehensive training on developing performances for the professional stage
  • Receive advice and support from professional theatre practitioners throughout your rehearsal process
  • Receive a constructive evaluation of your performance to further develop school productions and performances

Playhouse writers have included: Julia Donaldson, David Wood, Mike Kenny, Ricahrd Hurford and Tim Crouch. 

 

The cost of involvement in the project is £350, which includes the Playhouse Retreat weekend.

To register your interest in the project, or for more information, please call Julet Forster on 01904 658162 or email schools@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

 

Participating 2014 schools for July 9 & 10 festival were: Archbishop of York's Junior, Clifton Green, Knavesmire and Sand Hutton CE.

 

Comments from past Playhouse participants:

"Many parents thanked us for providing the children with the opportunity to do a project like this and said how much the children had enjoyed the experience."

"A great opportunity for professional development."

"Allows you to see a different side to the children you teach and for them to see a different side to you."

"A unique opportunity to meet the playwright and find out what their motivation and references for writing the piece were. What they see in their mind's eye for the production. You put your own spin on it but it provides a starting point"

"Valuable chance to work alongside theatre practitioners and pick up new games, innovative ways of approaching the text for the first time with the class, hints for effective rehearsal times and practical issues like ideal time scales for rehearsal process."

     

 

 

 

 

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