Bringing a school or college group to the Almeida Theatre is a unique experience, and it doesn’t have to end there. School groups can access hugely subsidised top price tickets, and we can also deliver an introductory or critical response workshop in your school, working around your timetable to help students gain insight into the play that they are about to see.
To book tickets for your group, call our Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
We run two types of Workshop for our productions. One happens prior to your visit to the theatre and is designed as a practical introduction to the production – introducing key themes, directorial concepts and issue in a hands-on way, using improvisation, games and discussion to stimulate ideas to support your experience of watching the live production. This is an excellent precursor to a school theatre trip, ensuring students are clued up on the context of the production, and at their best to get the most from their visit to the theatre. We advise that you have this Introductory Workshop in your school at a convenient time during the week before you come to watch the show to keep the themes and ideas fresh in students’ minds.
The second option is a post-show workshop, aimed at stimulating a critical response to the play. This discursive session, led by our team of theatre professionals, reflects back on the play and the students’ experience of watching it, using analysis and debate to hone students’ review-writing skills and critical thinking. We will look at plot, character, interpretation and design, alongside audience experience. This workshop ties into the Drama curriculum’s units of experiencing live performance, supporting the written assessment; it also supports this element of Arts Award Bronze and Silver.
Workshops cost £180*, last for 90 minutes, encourage a deeper exploration of the play to enhance students’ visit, and take place in your school/college setting at a time that is convenient for you. For more information or to book, please contact Almeida Projects on 020 7288 4914 or email@example.com
* schools/colleges outside of the M25 will also need to cover facilitator travel costs.
Education Resource Packs
For some of our shows, we create Educational Resource Packs.
2012 - 13 Season Educational Resource Packs
American Psycho: A new musical thriller by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, music and lyrics by Duncan Shiek, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre
Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood
Before the Party by Rodney Ackland based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
The Dark Earth and the Light Sky by Nick Dear
King Lear by William Shakespeare
2011 - 12 Season Educational Resource Packs
My City by Stephen Poliakoff
Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca
Telling Tales by Oladipo Agboluaje
Filumena by Eduardo De Filippo
Children’s Children by Matthew Dunster