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1984

1984

Tue 16 Sep - Sat 20 Sep

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis

Mon 11 Aug - Sun 21 Sep

Regeneration

Regeneration

Tue 23 Sep - Sat 27 Sep

Arthur Author

Arthur Author

Mon 13 Oct

Betrayal

Betrayal

Fri 03 Oct - Sat 18 Oct

Antigone

Antigone

Tue 21 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Mon 27 Oct - Sat 01 Nov

Helver's Night

Helver's Night

Thu 30 Oct - Sat 08 Nov

Hanging Hooke

Hanging Hooke

Sat 15 Nov

The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black

Mon 17 Nov - Sat 22 Nov

She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer

Tue 25 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

The Circle Of Chalk

The Circle Of Chalk

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge

Fri 13 Feb - Sat 28 Feb

Family

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 23 Sep - Tue 02 Dec

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 17 Sep - Wed 03 Dec

Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

Wed 10 Dec - Sat 03 Jan

Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose

Thu 11 Dec - Sat 31 Jan

Comedy

Noel James

Noel James

Thu 13 Nov

Dance

Summer Big Band

Summer Big Band

Sat 30 Aug

Perform Rises

Perform Rises

Sat 04 Oct

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Wed 12 Nov - Thu 13 Nov

Burns Night Ceilidh

Burns Night Ceilidh

Sat 24 Jan

Pantomime

Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose

Thu 11 Dec - Sat 31 Jan

Contemporary Drama

Arthur Author

Arthur Author

Mon 13 Oct

Antigone

Antigone

Tue 21 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

The Restoration of Nell Gwyn

Thu 09 Oct - Sat 25 Oct

CELL

CELL

Mon 10 Nov

Jonny Got His Gun

Jonny Got His Gun

Tue 11 Nov

Birthday Suit Party

Birthday Suit Party

Wed 12 Nov

Helen

Helen

Fri 14 Nov

More Tales from Kafka

More Tales from Kafka

Tue 18 Nov - Thu 20 Nov

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Fri 21 Nov - Sat 22 Nov

General

Community Amateur

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Thu 18 Sep - Sat 20 Sep

The Pirates Of Penzance

The Pirates Of Penzance

Wed 05 Nov - Sat 08 Nov

Les Misérables School Edition

Les Misérables School Edition

Fri 31 Oct - Sat 08 Nov

Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

Mr Puntila And His Man Matti

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

The Circle Of Chalk

The Circle Of Chalk

Thu 27 Nov - Sat 29 Nov

Our Day Out - The Musical

Our Day Out - The Musical

Sat 21 Feb - Sat 28 Feb

The History Boys

The History Boys

Fri 20 Feb - Sat 28 Feb

Rehearsed Reading

Music

Musicals

Opera

Childrens

The Wind In The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug

The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

Thu 18 Sep - Sat 04 Oct

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 23 Sep - Tue 02 Dec

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 17 Sep - Wed 03 Dec

Physical Theatre

Helen

Helen

Fri 14 Nov

Workshop

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Sing and Sign Stage 1 (6-18 Months)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Sing And Sign Stage 2 (1 - 2½ Years)

Mon 22 Sep - Mon 01 Dec

Singamajigs

Singamajigs

Tue 23 Sep - Tue 02 Dec

Story Makers

Story Makers

Wed 17 Sep - Wed 03 Dec

Opportunities for Secondary Schools

Curriculum based workshops

York Theatre Royal offers round the year curriculum based workshops that are available in school and at the theatre. Download our Experience 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.

 

 

Workshops around productions

York Theatre Royal offers additional education resources around selected YTR productions, which we have packaged as:-

 

‘Go and See’ resources, which give an insight into the making of a YTR show, available on our website. This will include short interviews with the design and production team, tracing the connections from conception through to production to give students a clear idea of the evolution of the production.

 

‘Come and explore’ resources include ‘Go and See’ as well as education packs and workshop offers to aid your students understanding and engagement with the approach to the play and its themes. If you’re planning on visiting us please do get in touch to see if we can offer you an additional insight into the production, such as post-show talks.

 

1984

Practical workshops for schools and young people (14-21) can be booked in advance with Headlong. These could be about exploring the ideas behind 1984, more generally about the process of making theatre, playwriting workshops, and a careers in the theatre event. These will be tailored to the school and year group or the age range and interests of the youth group and will include some of the rehearsal exercises and processes that were used in creating the show. There will be a fee for this service to cover costs. Contact debbie@headlong.co.uk 

 

Betrayal by Harold Pinter

  • ‘Go and See’ resources.
  • ‘Come and explore’: Workshop: The pregnant pause…an exploration of the style and content of Pinter’s work. Using Betrayal as our source text we will scrutinise Pinter’s use of pause, explore subtext and engage with the importance of building back story.

 

The Restoration of Nell Gywnn by Steve Trafford.

  • ‘Go and See’ resources.

 

Antigone  by Roy Williams (A Pilot Theatre production)

  • Rehearsal days (Drama and Theatre Studies GCSE and A Level) 
  • Exploring Antigone – A bespoke workshop to fit your students’ learning needs at either Key Stage 4 or 5 in English or Drama
  • A free, downloadable education pack is available online at www.pilot-theatre.com/antigone
  • To book workshops please e-mail education@pilot-theatre.com  or phone 01904 635755

 

Helver’s Night by Imgmar Vilqist

  • ‘Go and See’ resources.

 

A View from a Bridge by Arthur Miller

  • ‘Go and See’ resources
  • ‘Come and Explore’: Education pack and pre or post show workshop: Workshops can be tailored to your specifications but can include; exploring themes of Neighbourhood, connections to Greek Tragedy and the key relationships in the story.
  • Page to Stage – session led by the director with actors on stage exploring the decisions and choices made during the production process. Feb 26th, 12 – 1pm. £2 per pupil, bookable via box office.
  • Open rehearsal – if you’d like to visit a rehearsal, there are slots available in the afternoons from Jan 27 – 30th

 

For more information, or to book workshops email schools@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk  

 

York Theatre Royal ReAct schools festival

York Theatre Royal hosted a festival of narrative around our production of Shakespeare's Richard III. The ReAct festival took place over one day on our Main House stage on November 25th with each of the four participating schools having the opportunity to perform a 30 minute piece. Using the story as a starting point groups made interpretive choices of how they used the play in creating their piece. This could mean; using the play's themes as a starting point to devise from, telling the story from Richard's point of view or it could be working from an abridged version of the play itself.

The festival was open to whichever age group and with any sized group (as long as they will fit on our stage!) If you would like any further information about taking part in the festival in future years contact Julian Ollive on 01904 658162 or email schools@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Participating schools in 2013 were: Huntington School, The Joseph Rowntree School and York High School. 

 

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, Woodthorpe, Westfield, Acomb 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 opr theme 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 created fascinating insights into how our young people respond and reflect upon this story.

All schools will come back together on March 16th 2015 to perform in a larger festival which will be a culmination of the three-year project.  

Click here to view photos from the festival.

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