Partnerships

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Working With Your School

We believe in working together with schools and teachers to develop children and young people’s abilities – it is at the core of our work and central to our ethos as a community and cultural organisation. Whether you’re a primary or secondary school, find out how we can work together and put creative at the heart of children and young people’s learning experience.

Long-term Partnerships

SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMME

Our Schools Partnership Programme offers practical and experiential approaches to learning using drama practice and the theatre to enhance children’s learning. Our current partners: Burton Green Primary, Bootham Junior School, St.Olave’s School, Knavesmire Primary, Copmanthorpe Primary, The Joseph Rowntree School.

Stand Up For Shakespeare

RSC Associate Schools

Through this national programme we are working together with the Royal Shakespeare Company and 10 York’s schools to change the way children and young people engage, experience and take ownership of Shakespeare and giving teachers in-depth training.

Following on from the highly successful Learning and Performance Network, this project involves eight regional theatres’ each working in partnership with a local Lead Associate school and nine other schools. The project showcases the RSC Stand Up For Shakespeare manifesto, with its call to action for children and young people to do Shakespeare on their feet, see it live and start it earlier.

Since 2014 our RSC Associate Schools work has created the following festivals: Macbeth (2019), Julius Caesar (2018), What Country, Friend Is This? (2017), The Tempest (2016), The Head That Wears A Crown (2015), Responding To Richard (2014).

Our current Associate Schools are: York High School, Poppleton Road Primary, Clifton Green Primary, Fulford School, Applefields School, St Barnabas CE, Millthorpe School, Scarcroft Primary, Vale of York Academy and Knavesmire Primary.

Interested in working together? Contact Education Associate Julian Ollive on schools@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Workshops and Tours

DEVELOPING CREATIVE ABILITIES

For primary and secondary schools we offer workshops and tours throughout the year. The central focus of our workshops is story and narrative – how a story or production is made and told is as important as what it is about. We aim to develop children and young people’s critical and creative abilities as well as stimulate an interest and understanding of how drama and theatre can enhance and challenge their learning experiences.

Work Experience Opportunities

We offer a range of ways to engage with engage people and support the skills development – from our innovative TakeOver Festival for 12-26 year olds to regularly advertised opportunities in our Working Here page.

Due to the high number of requests we receive for work experience placements we are unable to respond to speculative requests. Opportunities for Year 10 Work Experience placements have now been filled for 2019.

WORK EXPERIENCE AT YORK THEATRE ROYAL HAS BEEN AN ASTOUNDING EXPERIENCE FOR ME

Ollie, Breckenbrough School

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER WITH YOUR SCHOOL