Encore for education, working in close co-operation with major West End producers and the GSA Conservatoire offers a new approach to education in the West End. We offer great educational and school group rates for London Theatre as well as theatre tours and unique backstage workshops.
School Group Rates
Many West End shows offer rates for schools and educational groups as well as offering free teacher tickets. For all the latest school rates click here (downloadable spreadsheet).
Adding a pre-show workshop is an excellent way of enhancing your students experience and understanding of the show that they will see later that day. Our workshops take place in-theatre and in specially selected venues. Our leaders are trained, professional actors who take the students through a variety of entertaining and informative exercises that not only help with subject understanding but also develop key skills in the following areas: confidence building, concentration, ensemble work, acceptance and trust. We also offer a number of great theatre tours including backstage tours at both The National Theatre and The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Click here for more details of great workshops and backstage tours.
Many shows offer education resource packs that allow teachers to bring the theatre into the classroom before and after their pupils have attended the performance. We also offer a termly theatre and attraction education newsletter which details all the best ticket offers as well as featuring the very latest workshop and ticket information. To request a show specific education pack or to join our mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our sales team on 020 7492 1525
For teachers, we are aware that preparing risk assessments can be time-consuming and laborious and so we have prepared risk-assessments for many of our shows which can be sent to you, whether as hard copy or on-line for you to complete.
At Encore we believe that, in association with you the teacher, we can encourage young people to develop an appreciation of some of the greatest live theatre the world has to offer. This will enable them to be educated, entertained, excited and enthralled.
"I am writing to thank you for your part in organising the wonderful afternoon at Les Miserables last Wednesday. As a family we often visit the theatre, but this afternoon was particularly special.
We were thrilled with the backstage tour that we were given after the show. The honest insight given by your two performers was also interesting and informative.
Joe (my son) at eleven is already a "veteran" of the stage, having played Jeremy in Chitty for a year at the Palladium. And I'm delighted to say he was completely "wowed" by Les Miserables. It is a wonderful introduction to theatre for children to see other children in a show.
So, all in all, a great time was had by all! I do hope you will be successful in your future educational efforts - it is so important to foster, and then keep alive, the spirit of theatre in our young people...".
With very best wishes,
Parent and Stagecoach Principal
I really enjoyed the show (Blue Man Group), thought it was very entertaining. It also meets the religious requirements of our school's ethos (which is a relief). There are some thought provoking 'monologues' and media, and great opportunities for audience participation.
I certainly left the theatre with a smile.
Many thanks once again for organising this.
Hasmonean High School