For many, pantomime is the spark that lights a lifelong love of theatre. As a theatre rooted in the local community, we understand that not every child has the opportunity to go to a pantomime, so we’ve made it part of our mission to take pantomime to as many children as we can.
Every year our Intro to Panto roadshow visits schools throughout Wolverhampton and the Black Country, bringing the magic of live theatre to your school hall. To date we have performed to over 30,000 children. for many it’s their first experience of live theatre, but the memory lasts forever.
Our Intro To Panto roadshow is split into two halves, the first 30 minutes is an interactive workshop led by our three performers and the Grand Theatre’s resident Panto Dame, Ian Adams. We explore the history, jokes, routines and songs of pantomime – this is more suitable for years 4, 5 & 6.
There is then a 20 minute break followed by a 40 minute production of a popular Pantomime (we change the title every year), and which is suitable for the whole school.
The workshop and performance are fitted around a morning or afternoon break-time.
We’re committed to reaching as many children as possible, so have priced the Intro to Panto roadshow as competitively as possible. 2021 tour dates and prices are yet to be confirmed. As an indication of price, in 2020 each performance was priced at £250+VAT. Schools that booked two performances on the same day paid £400+VAT (Please note, Schools can claim VAT back).
Our performers are all DBS checked, and accompanied by a member of Grand Theatre staff at all performances. We also take care to ensure the roadshow complies with all applicable Covid-19 Safety measures.
Places do sell quickly due to the tour’s popularity, so we always advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to register your interest or have any questions please contact us using the customer feedback form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 James Collins by email at email@example.com 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.
UPCOMING SCHOOL PARTY RATES
9 TO 5 – Tuesday 3 – Thursday 7 August 2021
BILLIONAIRE BOY – Wednesday I – Sunday 5 June 2022
SHREK THE MUSICAL – Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October 2022
CINDERELLA – Saturday 4 December 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022
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, but other performances may be excluded. 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.