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Primary Schools

Bespoke offerings for your school

Here at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds we work annually with over 5,000 local primary school children through our core programmes, bespoke workshops and partner packages.

Our programme is designed to support schools with delivery of their curriculum, focusing on building literacy and theatrical skills.

All of our facilitators are DBS checked and have been awarded Safeguarding Children Level 1 Certification.

ARTSMARK SCHOOLS – For our standalone workshops and CPD sessions we offer a 20% discount.

Schools Partner Packages

Schools Partner Packages, tailored to Primary and Secondary Schools, are designed to offer a variety of workshops, experiences and projects to introduce your students into the world of the performing arts whilst also linking to multiple areas of the national curriculum including English and PSHE.

Prices are for the academic year 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 and apply to all state-funded schools. Please get in touch with us if you are private school to discuss our packages.

Although these have been carefully structured based on real-time experiences and schools’ feedback to help us deliver the best possible experience for you – we understand that no two institutions are exactly the same.

With that in mind, please browse through, discuss with your school let us know if you have any questions engagement@theatreroyal.org 

Primary Schools

    • 1 x Panto Workshop – Class of 30
    • 1 Day of support from a Theatre Royal Facilitator at your school
    • A bespoke Theatre Tour 
    • Career Talk at your school

    Cost £380

  • All the elements of Package 1 plus

    • Doorstep Festival – The Doorstep Theatre Festival is a touring rural arts festival designed to make high-quality arts accessible to young people across Suffolk.  This is one of our flagship programmes. Package 2 offers 1 guaranteed performance and 1 workshop for both KS1 and KS2 shows within the festival. For more information about our Doorstep Festival click here (link to Doorstep Festival Page)
    • 35 tickets to a school performance of our annual Pantomime
    • Additional day of support from a Theatre Royal Facilitator at your school (2 in  total)

    Cost £1,430

  • All the elements of Packages 1 and 2 plus

    • Tiny Plays Big Ideas. Supported by Arts Council England, Tiny Plays Big Ideas allows Year 6 pupils the opportunity to write their own plays. We also work with mixed year group classes (Y5/Y6). Guaranteed spaces for a class size of up to 35. 
    • 35 additional tickets to a school performance of our annual Pantomime  ( 70 in total).
    • 2 additional days of support from Theatre Royal facilitator at your school  (4 in total)

    Cost £2,280

    Current Schools Packages Partners include Mildenhall College Academy, Samuel Ward Academy, Culford School, St Felix Primary School

Teachers Network

We are committed to delivering high-quality, accessible projects for educational providers across the region; providing opportunities to learn from experienced theatre practitioners, watch professional performances and perform on our stage.

Our Teachers Network (including SEN) meet twice a year: once for Primary and once for Secondary Schools. The sessions take place 45 minutes before a show and are free to attend. At the sessions we will talk you through programmes that are available to book and also ways in which you can work in partnership with us. Attendance includes a free drink and ticket to watch the show that evening.

To register your interest and to be on our mailing list for this please contact: engagement@theatreoryal.org

Get in touch

For more information about the projects or if you want to join our mailing list, please contact our Creative Learning Team.

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