Intro To Panto

As part of our An Introduction to Panto tour we visited twenty Primary Schools throughout June and October, performing to nearly 7,000 children. We also visited non-mainstream schools and Acorns Hospice in Walsall.

The show was made up of two acts, the first act led by our very own panto Dame, Ian Adams, and three other professional actors. Through an interactive workshop they explored the history, music and jokes of pantomime. The second act was a 35 minute performance of DICK WHITTINGTON written especially for the tour.

The tour was a success and was met with extremely positive feedback from the schools involved.

We would like to thank The Friends of the Grand for funding a huge part of last year’s tour.

This year’s tour runs from the 5 – 16 October and is available to book now. For more information or to book a show please contact James Collins via email: jamesc@grandtheatre.co.uk



Bring your students on a tour of the Grand Theatre, including the chance to ‘tread the boards’ and see the auditorium from a performer’s perspective. Tours can be tailored for students of all ages, and on a variety of curriculum subject areas including: Theatre History, Business Studies, Technology, Drama and jobs within the theatre. Cost: £5 + VAT per student, teachers are free.


Real life maths in a theatrical setting! Learn how mathematical skills are used in daily life at the Grand through a maths focused theatre trail covering topics such as calculations, time, money, estimation and measurement. Perfect for putting classroom skills into practice- suitable for KEY STAGE 2 pupils. Cost: £5 + VAT per student, teachers are free.




Compliment your visit to the Grand Theatre with an interactive workshop for your school or community group. Every year the Grand hosts a variety of workshops that allow people of all ages to expand their knowledge whilst getting creative and productive!


Tailored workshops relating to specific shows or performance styles e.g. stage combat are available at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on request.

Feedback received from our workshops:

“The success of the workshops was due to us being able to plan a bespoke package for our school and the expertise of our practitioner as a drama specialist and also a teacher.” – Teacher

Please check back soon for details of upcoming workshops.

For workshop enquiries please contact James Collins at jamesc@grandtheatre.co.uk for more information or call 01902 573311.


Wolverhampton Grand Theatre offers week long work experience placements for students interested in experiencing what it is like to work in a professional touring theatre. Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities within different departments including: Education & Creative Learning, Marketing, Front of House, Box Office and Access.

Due to the popularity of work experience at the Grand Theatre we are currently at full capacity for 2020.

You can apply for a placement in 2021 by sending your CV and covering letter with requested dates to Lizzie Salisbury by email at lizzies@grandtheatre.co.uk or for any enquiries please call 01902 57 33 20.



Bring a school or educational group to the Grand and for most productions you’ll get great rates for specific performances!

Educational groups also qualify for an 11th seat free at most performances where standard group discounts apply.



CATS – Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE – Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 June

HELLO, DOLLY! – Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 June

THE BODYGUARD – Tuesday 25 June – 6 July

EDUCATING RITA – Monday 8 – Saturday 13 July

CABARET – Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 September

NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL – Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November

DICK WHITTINGTON – Saturday 7 December 2019 – Sunday 12 January 2020

CURTAINS – Tuesday 31 March – Saturday 4 April 2020

To book your school party contact the Box Office on 01902 42 92 12.

Where applicable, School Party rates are usually available at all performances except Saturday evenings. Rates will exclude top ticket price areas for some productions and other exclusions may apply. Free seats are for supervising adults only. Please note that all discounts are limited in number and may be withdrawn at any time.