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Witness For The Prosecution

Witness For The Prosecution

Wed 02 Apr - Sun 20 Apr

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Tue 22 Apr - Sat 26 Apr

A Number

A Number

Thu 01 May - Sat 24 May

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Tue 27 May

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Fri 09 May - Sat 31 May

Morecambe

Morecambe

Tue 03 Jun - Sat 07 Jun

The Book

The Book

Thu 05 Jun - Sat 07 Jun

Mystery Plays For Our Age

Mystery Plays For Our Age

Fri 06 Jun - Sun 08 Jun

Chariots Of Fire

Chariots Of Fire

Mon 16 Jun - Sat 21 Jun

Cis And Barbiche

Cis And Barbiche

Thu 03 Jul - Sat 05 Jul

A Taste Of Honey

A Taste Of Honey

Tue 08 Jul - Sat 12 Jul

Thirty Little Plays About Life

Thirty Little Plays About Life

Fri 11 Jul - Sat 12 Jul

Summer Showcase

Summer Showcase

Sat 12 Jul

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Monday's Child

Monday's Child

Tue 22 Apr - Tue 10 Jun

Tube

Tube

Tue 10 Jun

Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

Wed 11 Jun - Thu 12 Jun

Peter And The Wolf

Peter And The Wolf

Fri 13 Jun

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 04 Mar - Tue 01 Jul

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 19 Feb - Wed 09 Jul

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug

Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose

Thu 11 Dec - Sat 31 Jan

Comedy

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

Sat 19 Apr

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

Tue 22 Apr - Sat 26 Apr

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Fri 09 May - Sat 31 May

Morecambe

Morecambe

Tue 03 Jun - Sat 07 Jun

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Pantomime

Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose

Thu 11 Dec - Sat 31 Jan

Contemporary Drama

Away From Home

Away From Home

Thu 29 May - Fri 30 May

The Book

The Book

Thu 05 Jun - Sat 07 Jun

General

A Number

A Number

Thu 01 May - Sat 24 May

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Fri 09 May - Sat 31 May

The Book

The Book

Thu 05 Jun - Sat 07 Jun

Community Amateur

13

13

Wed 16 Apr - Sat 19 Apr

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers

Sat 26 Apr

Words & Whippets

Words & Whippets

Wed 28 May

Pinocchio The Musical

Pinocchio The Musical

Wed 25 Jun - Sat 28 Jun

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Tue 24 Jun - Sat 28 Jun

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Toni And The Guys

Toni And The Guys

Fri 20 Jun - Sat 21 Jun

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Tue 24 Jun - Sat 28 Jun

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Tales of Love

Tales of Love

Wed 04 Jun - Fri 06 Jun

Childrens

Monday's Child

Monday's Child

Tue 22 Apr - Tue 10 Jun

Tube

Tube

Tue 10 Jun

Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

Science Museum Live: The Energy Show

Wed 11 Jun - Thu 12 Jun

Peter And The Wolf

Peter And The Wolf

Fri 13 Jun

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 04 Mar - Tue 01 Jul

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 19 Feb - Wed 09 Jul

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug

Physical Theatre

Workshop

Spiltmilk say Dance

Spiltmilk say Dance

Wed 21 May

Words & Whippets

Words & Whippets

Wed 28 May

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop

Wed 28 May

Play In A Day

Play In A Day

Thu 29 May

Project Q

Project Q

Fri 21 Feb - Fri 30 May

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 04 Mar - Tue 01 Jul

Play Reading Circle

Play Reading Circle

Wed 19 Feb - Wed 02 Jul

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 19 Feb - Wed 09 Jul

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 17 Feb - Mon 21 Jul

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 2013/14 are: 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.

 

Monday's Child by Brendan Murray

Monday’s Child, tells a simple poetic story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a child.  We share the delights and surprises of the respective stages of their lives: discoveries, memories, imaginings…

Great Gran can’t remember, but does remember to visit every week and play until bedtime.  Together, they love to sing and dress up and are often oblivious of the challenges that the real world throws at them.

At just five years old, Tuesday Wild delights in discovering her world.  She revels in the days with her eccentric Great Gran and loves learning new things – how to count, the different colours and the simplicities of abc and 123.

With live music and dance, this imaginative dream-like yet funny story explores how we learn, grow old and cope with new challenges.
 

Join us for a funny, tender exploration of worlds old & new
 

Students can spend the whole day with us exploring the themes of the story in a variety of difference practical ways including a theatre tour, learning skills used in the rehearsal process, exploring the characters and story, and a craft activity. This culminates by watching the 1.30pm show in the Studio!

  • Available from 9.30am on 23 – 25 April.
  • Suitable for Reception – Year 2 (activities are adapted for each year group)
  • Cost £10 which includes the price of the ticket.
  • Bookable via box office on 01904 623568. 

 

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. In Spring 2015 all schools will perform as part of a larger festival 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 are: 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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