Schools

CTC’s aim is to work in collaboration with local schools and other community stakeholders to develop original work that is relevant, engaging, accessible, and thought-provoking. We believe in listening to young people’s concerns and challenges and strive to develop work that explores and gives voice to these. Our work is non-judgmental and we allow young people to explore where they fit into our fast-paced, rapidly changing world, and how they might begin to shape a life within it.

Workshops

Our experienced facilitators offer a variety of performance based workshops suitable for secondary school drama, including:
  • Creating a Character

  • Shakespeare in Performance

  • Physical Theatre

  • Brecthian Theatre

  • Stanislavskian Practice

  • Monologue Clinic

  • Accent and Dialect Support

  • Ensemble Singing

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We deliver exciting, accessible projects with local primary schools too, using drama to explore a variety of topics such as inclusion, school transitions and literature, introducing children to practical storytelling from an early age.

We also deliver CPD for teachers, empowering them to use drama more widely across the curriculum.

 

Looking for something specific? With the wide range of industry professionals we work with, we can tailor workshops to your needs- just ask!

Don't just take our word for it- here's what the teachers say!

"We were overwhelmed with the performance the children displayed this afternoon. with only 1 hour per class, they were so confident and enthusiastic, it was wonderful to see!"

"CTC's facilitator had such a lovely manner that the children instantly felt at ease and confident to have a go at the activities."

"All staff were impressed with the slick delivery of sessions. Many talked about the calming, background music that played throughout the warm-up and performance which was simple but so effective." 

"Our staff all feel much more confident to use drama approaches to explore subjects in the future!"

Our Weekly Classes

Theatre in Education

Our 2017 schools play 'The Web' followed CTC's drugs awareness play ‘The Buzzed’ - seen by over 100,000 young people across the UK .

The play sees CTC returning to what they do best: creating educational theatre that doesn’t patronise its audience but sparks debate, entertains and moves in equal measure.

The play covers topics as diverse as “cyberbullying”, “sexting” and “oversharing”, and is brought to life by a cast of three professional actors in a theatrical multimedia presentation; incorporating music, video and culminating in an hour long workshop after the performance.

Middleton Cheney School Drama Club

Our after school drama club at Middleton Cheney Primary Academy launched in September 2018.

Classes for Key Stage Two pupils take place on Fridays in the school hall from 3.30pm - 4.15pm.

Classes for Key Stage One pupils take place on Fridays in the school hall from 4.30pm - 5.15pm.

Hill View School Drama Club

Our after school drama club at Hill View School launched in April 2019.

Classes for Key Stage Two pupils take place on Tuesdays in the school hall from 3.30pm - 4.15pm.

Harriers School Drama Club

Our after school drama club at Harriers School launched in September 2019.

Classes for Key Stage Two pupils take place on Thursdays in the school hall from 3.15pm - 4.00pm.

William Morris School Drama Club

Our after school drama club at William Morris School launches in January 2020.

Classes for Key Stage Two pupils take place on Tuesdays in the school hall from 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

Queensway School Drama Club

Our after school drama club at Queensway School launches in January 2020.

Classes for Key Stage Two pupils take place on Mondays in the school hall from 3.05pm - 4.00pm.

If your child attends one of the above schools and would like to join us, please contact the school office. Bursary places are available to those that need them.

This production was made possible by...

Hannah, Sammy and Justin are lost in a world with no boundaries. Somebody is watching them. Who is he? What does he want? And is their past really as buried as they thought?

-Teacher on 'The Web' 
"Our students learnt a lot of new and valuable information and I think our staff did too! It was a very professional production and your team did a wonderful job of engaging with the students.”

 

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