We love working in partnership with local primary and secondary schools, both online and in person! Our experienced artists offer a variety of practical workshops suitable for primary and secondary school drama including:
Creating a character
Shakespeare in Performance
Practitioner Focus: Katie Mitchell
Accent and Dialect Support
We deliver exciting, accessible projects with local schools too, using art and drama to explore a variety of topics such as inclusion, school transitions and literature, introducing children to practical storytelling from an early age.
In 2021 we initiated a new programme with Safeguarding Children in Banbury. CTC created and continue to deliver forum theatre workshops on substance misuse and peer pressure.
We also deliver Continuing Professional Development (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 - please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"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."
"Our staff all feel much more confident to use drama approaches to explore subjects in the future!"
"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."
ENACT is a healthy relationships project funded by the Home Office, which explores and examines the culture of peer-on-peer abuse and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in schools, through participatory arts workshops, and encourages young people to enact the changes they want to see.
Featuring four original plays written by professional playwrights, Enact explores and examines the culture of peer-on-peer abuse and violence against women and girls (VAWG) in schools, written in response to the young people’s observations and experiences throughout the life of the project.
Designed and developed by Cherwell Theatre Company, in collaboration with young people as the voice and critical thinkers behind each script, this professional production is being performed for one night only. Be part of the conversation and enact the change you want to see.
These plays present adult themes and reference to sexual violence, self-harm, suicide, pornography, rape, abuse, bullying, paedophilia, sexual perversion, physical assault, harassment, coercive control and the impact of rumours. With strong language.
An accompanying copy of the play text can be downloaded here.
Do You Accept?
"Do You Accept?" is an interactive film project. It follows our drugs awareness play ‘The Buzzed’ (now seen by over 100,000 young people across the UK), and explores the internet and social media.
The 40 minute film has been developed with teachers, young people and community safety officers across Oxfordshire and covers topics as diverse as cyberbullying, oversharing and personal security. It sees CTC returning to what they do best: creating drama that doesn’t patronise its audience but sparks debate, entertains and moves in equal measure.
"Do You Accept?" is accompanied by a 90 minute online workshop led by the film's actors, in which Year 6 children can explore the themes through practical forum theatre exercises, group discussion and a range of further creative activities provided in a teacher's resource pack.
"Do You Accept?" is presented in partnership with Arts Council England, Thames Valley Police, Cherwell District Council, Safeguarding Children in Banbury, Oxfordshire Community Foundation, West Northants Council and The Northamptonshire Fire Police Crime Comissioner.