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 pantomime, SNOW WHITE, 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, most 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.
Our 2023 tour is now sold out, please keep an eye on our website for updates regarding our 2024 tour.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s tour or like to book 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 2023 and 2024.
When places are available you can apply for a placement by sending your CV and covering letter with requested dates to our Outreach Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
SNOW WHITE | SAT 02 DEC 2023 – SUN 07 JAN 2024
2.22: A GHOST STORY | TUE 20 FEB – SAT 24 FEB 2024
BONNIE & CLYDE | TUE 5 – SAT MAR 2024
AWFUL AUNTIE| THU 28 – SUN 31 MAR 2024
CARMEN | FRI 12 APR 2024
MADAMA BUTTERFLY | SAT 13 APR 2024
THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS | TUE 16 – SAT 20 APR 2024
LIFE OF PI | MON 22 – SAT 27 APR 2024
LOVE NEVER DIES | WED 01 – SAT 04 MAY 2024
FRANKIE GOES TO BOLLYWOOD| TUE 11 JUN – SAT 15 JUN 2024
THE MOUSETRAP | TUE 25 – SAT 29 JUN 2024
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN | MON 23 – SAT 28 SEP 2024
&JULIET | MON 7 – SAT 12 Oct 2024
ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL | MON 21 – SAT 26 Oct 2024
COME FROM AWAY | TUE 5 – SAT 9 NOV 2024
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL | WED 13 – SUN 17 NOV 2024
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.