17 Sep 2019 News

Hello from the New Wolsey Theatre!

Welcome back to a brand new academic year! There are loads of activities that you can get involved in as teachers, as well as book for your students…have a read of some of the fantastic opportunities coming up soon!

First up – join us next week for our next Creative Learning Lounge!

Come and join us on Thursday 12th September 2019 at the New Wolsey Theatre from 5.30pm. You’ll get to meet Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, and their forthcoming production of Macbeth – as well as enjoy drinks, eats and chats…and tickets to see One Man Two Guvnors!

This season we are excited to offer a Creative Learning Lounge with Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch who will be with us to talk about his forthcoming production of Macbeth.

Douglas will be able to give us insight into the production, talk about rehearsal processes and how schools will be able to connect to the production. You’ll also hear from us about other creative opportunities available for schools, and you’ll get to see our production of One Man Two Guvnors!

Our Lounges give you the chance to chat to our team, share creative practice and ideas, build relationships and see a production…all for free!

Here’s what people thought so far…


“A great CPD for Drama!”

“A really inspirational evening”

“Incredibly interesting with a lovely atmosphere”

“The wealth of opportunities sounds wonderful for our pupils”

“Excellent resources…love it!”

“Very relevant and understanding to the needs of teachers”

“Good delivery, clearly explained”

Come and join us on Thursday 12th September 2019 at the New Wolsey Theatre from 5.30pm for drinks, eats and chats!

The performance of One Man Two Guvnors is at 7.45pm and will finish approx. 10pm


Places are free but limited, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book your place, email or call 01473 295930


Forthcoming Productions…

We have some brilliant curriculum relevant productions with workshops available to book in Spring Term 2020…


We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production of Macbeth in March 2020!

There will be a teacher resource pack, post show talks and workshops available to book, details of which will be announced soon.

To register your interest for the production, get in touch with Sian or call 01473 295930


Oliver Twist

Please include show blurb and also the workshop offer that I have attached to my email…

To register your interest in schools workshops, get in touch with Sian or call 01473 295930


We have two fantastic productions produced by our very own Youth Theatre and Young Company this Autumn:

New Wolsey Young Company present The Laramie Project

New Wolsey Youth Theatre present Fantastic Mr. Fox


Pulse Presents

Are you looking to find contemporary theatre for your G.C.S.E. Drama or A Level Theatre Studies students? See some of the best work touring small spaces in the UK right now, and take a risk on something new for your students…we dare you!


Don’t forget that you can book our core activity at any time during the academic year. This includes…

Careers Strategy Opportunities

We know how integral it is for schools to be thinking about employability, career pathways and future options for students. We can offer a range of ways to find out the many different roles that keep a busy theatre going, as well as develop the essential interpersonal skills that will benefit students in their next steps…

Backstage tours

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a busy producing theatre?

Our extensive tour will take you from stage door to fly floor and everywhere in between. You’ll get to see what is involved in getting a show ready for an audience, and we’ll even reveal some of the tricks of the trade.

Cost: £2.50 per student plus VAT

Industry Days

Bring your students to the theatre to find out first hand how a professional theatre operates.

A half day visit includes a backstage tour and the opportunity to meet some staff, find out what they do and how they got to where they are now. Our full day offer includes an additional two hour theatre making workshop. A brilliant way to explore career pathways in the arts with your students!

Cost: £250 full day, £120 half day plus VAT

Employability and Futures

For young people who are about to leave school or college and may be thinking about further education or employment options.

This practical workshop will use theatrical games and exercises to develop participants’ employability and presentation skills, preparing them for interviews and the world of work.

Cost: £80 plus VAT

Drama Club or Play in a Day

Workshops develop students’ theatrical awareness and skills and can be aimed at primary or secondary students, either in school with curriculum links or as an after-hours club. Brilliant for developing literacy, confidence and soft skills!

  • Drama Club – £350 plus VAT for 6 workshops or bespoke costs for ongoing workshops available
  • Play in a Day – £10 plus VAT per student for a whole day activity

We can run a CPD in Your School!

We offer a range of CPD opportunities in school settings. We can come to you during one of your regular staff meetings to run a fun and practical CPD to give you the tools to both create theatre and embed theatrical games and exercises into everyday teaching methods.

Activities may include games and exercises to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop team working and negotiation
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Introduce theatre making
  • Integrate creativity into the classroom everyday

Cost: £80 plus VAT

You can find our current core offer in our brochure here or get in touch to discuss a bespoke offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sian Thomas

Creative Learning Producer

01473 295930