We’re delighted to announce this year’s AN INTRO TO PANTO! Primary School tour is still going ahead and is now on sale. This will ensure that staff and pupils can still enjoy a pantomime this year!
We have decided to tour the show in December, this will give schools time to settle in and will also be a nice Christmas treat for pupils and staff.
Our Introduction to pantomime show 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. They 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 the popular Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, which is suitable for the whole school. The workshop and performance are fitted around a morning or afternoon break-time.
We would also be happy to perform the pantomime twice instead of our 30 minute workshop, this will allow more pupils to watch the pantomime whilst schools adhere to current government Covid-19 guidelines, however, you can inform us of this on the day as we are extremely flexible.
This year the tour runs from: Monday November 30th to Friday December 11th 2020.
Covid-19 Safety Measures:
Our Enhanced DBS checked performers and technician will be temperature checked each morning and afternoon before entering each school.
Face coverings will be worn by our performers and technician, with the exception of when they are behind their changing curtain and when performing.
We will not be making any physical contact with the pupils and will keep socially distanced at all times.
We require 5.5 metres of performing space, this will ensure the performers remain socially distanced from all pupils at all times.
A Covid-19 risk assessment will be available upon request.
The cost of each performance is only £250+VAT, however, if you were to have us for two performances on the same day we would offer them together at £400+VAT (Schools can claim the vat back)
Places do sell quickly due to the tour’s popularity over the last three years, please book today to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to book or have any concerns/questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
THE MOUSETRAP – Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 May
BANG BANG – Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 May
HOLES – Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 May
9 TO 5 – Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 June
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET – Tuesday 30 June – Saturday 4 July
BILLIONAIRE BOY – Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 September
SHREK THE MUSICAL – Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 October
GREASE – Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 October
OLIVER! – Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 November
CINDERELLA – Saturday 5 December 2020 – Sunday 10 January 2021
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.