OTHER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
INTRO TO PANTO
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 this year’s Grand Theatre panto, ALADDIN, 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. Each performance is priced at £275+VAT. Schools who book two performances on the same day will pay £500+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.
This year’s tour which is now available to book, begins Mon 3 Oct and ends Fri 21 Oct.
If you would like to book or have any questions please contact James Collins, Outreach Manager – Creative Learning by email JamesC@grandtheatre.co.uk
THEATRE TOURS & MATHS TRAILS
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.
For more information please contact James Collins, Outreach Manager – Creative Learning by email JamesC@grandtheatre.co.uk
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, Outreach Manager – Creative Learning by email JamesC@grandtheatre.co.uk
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 2022.
You can apply for a placement in 2023 by sending your CV and covering letter with requested dates to James Collins, Outreach Manager – Creative Learning by email JamesC@grandtheatre.co.uk
SCHOOL PARTY RATES
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
ANIMAL FARM | TUE 17 – SAT 21 MAY 2022
BILLIONAIRE BOY | WED 1 – SUN 5 JUN 2022
FOOTLOOSE | MON 4 – SAT 9 JUL 2022
CLUEDO | MON 11 – SAT 16 JUL 2022
BLOOD BROTHERS | TUE 13 – SAT 17 SEP 2022
SHREK THE MUSICAL | TUE 4 – SAT 8 OCT 2022
SHE’S ROYAL | TUE 1 NOV 2022
PETER PAN | TUE 8 – SAT 12 NOV 2022
ALADDIN | SAT 4 – SAT 7 JAN 2023
MAMMA MIA! | TUE 17 – SAT 28 JAN 2023
JERSEY BOYS | TUE 7 – SAT 18 MAR 2023
SISTER ACT | MON 5 – SAT 10 JUN 2023
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE | TUE 26 – SAT 30 SEP 2023
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.