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 SLEEPING BEAUTY 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 Steve Bull Foundation for funding a huge part of this year’s tour.

For information on next year’s tour, 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.


Tailored for Business Studies and Marketing students to learn about how a professional touring theatre uses different digital and print marketing techniques to promote a variety of programmed shows, including recent show case studies. The cost for schools is £80 + VAT, up to 25 students per presentation.

To book your tour or for more information please contact James Collins, Creative Learning Co-ordinator at jamesc@grandtheatre.co.uk or by phone on: 01902 57 33 11.


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.


MACBETH Student Conference

Wednesday 13 March (1:30pm – 5:30pm)

An event for students featuring talks and on-stage masterclasses with key members of the creative team and academic speakers.  Sessions will include an exploration of Shakespeare’s original performance conditions led by Dr. Nick Walton from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a practical workshop led by Liz Stevenson, MACBETH Associate Director, and members of the acting company providing students with an insight into the Director’s vision and rehearsal process.

Aimed at: KS4/5 English and Drama students.

MACBETH Page to Stage

Thursday 14 March (11am – 12:30pm)

A schools only workshop, suitable for English & Drama KS4/5 students. Students will be provided with an insight into the director’s vision, choices and rehearsal process for MACBETH, introduced and facilitated by the Resident Director with members of the acting company.

MACBETH Teacher’s CPD Workshop

Tuesday 26 February (4:30pm – 7pm)

Drawing on rehearsal room processes, this workshop will introduce practical strategies for exploring the play with your students. You will be given an insight into the director’s vision and interpretation of the play to find out how the production was staged.

The session aims to be both practical and useful, exploring physical games and activities to help unlock the world of the play, its themes, characters and language to further explore with your students in the classroom.

Aimed at: English and Drama teachers who are teaching the play at GCSE level and who have booked to see the production.

This CPD will be taking place at a Wolverhampton venue.

CLICK HERE for more show information on MACBETH and please download the EDUCATION PACK and REHEARSAL DIARIES.

If you would like to book on any of the above workshops, please contact our Creative Learning Co-ordinator James Collins: jamesc@grandtheatre.co.uk 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 2018 & 2019.

Months available for work experience in 2020 are as follows:


You can apply for a placement in 2020 by sending your CV and covering letter with requested dates to Lizzie Salisbury by email at lizzies@grandtheatre.co.uk.


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.



THE PRODUCERS – Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 March

MACBETH – Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 March

ROTTERDAM – Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 March

CATS – Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 May

DINOSAUR WORLD – 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

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.