An Enriching Experience for Children

Educational Theatre Comes to You

Educational theatre is a magical way to engage children and encourage their natural desire to learn. Great value for money and no fuss!

We have SCIENCE shows, HISTORY plays, CLASSIC LITERATURE productions, MATHS interactive performances and workshops. Plus MUSICALS in which your pupils perform.

We provide brilliant SHAKESPEARE workshops for years 9 to 11 and of course great quality PANTOMIMES every Christmas.


Shows on Offer 2021/22

GCSE Touring Workshops Years 9 to 11

Macbeth

Classic Shakespeare

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.

Availability: Feb to May 13, 2022, visiting production, £575 + VAT. Booking: 0161 236 1448

An Inspector Calls

A play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley

The upper middle-class Berling family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman in her mid-twenties.

Availability: Feb to May 13, 2022, visiting production, £575 + VAT. Booking: 0161 236 1448

Bringing Classic English Plays to Life…

  • 1 hour performance followed by Q & A session
  • An enriching experience for children
  • Covering all KEY scenes and characters
  • Traditional version following the text closely
  • Specially created for teenage audiences
  • Perfect for GCSE work & revision
  • Years 9 to 11
  • Improves grades and pass rates
  • Helps students memorise quotations
  • Any size audience, no limits
  • We make the written plays come to dramatic life which provides GCSE students with a deeper relationship and understanding of the text, themes, plot, motivations & characters

Team K22

It was brilliant today! The students gained so much from the workshop. The answers to questions and discussion at the end was thoughtful: the facilitators went out of their way to ensure students understood that this was their personal interpretation and they then explained why. It’s clear that K22 are very knowledgeable about the text, Priestley and important contextual factors.

The leaders asked me beforehand what exam board we use and whether students get marks for context to ensure that they didn’t provide information that wouldn’t relevant to our students. Year 11 are now really prepared for their mock examination next week and their actual GCSE in a few months!

Beth Fife, Aldersley School, Wolverhampton

For information or booking GCSE Workshops please call…

0161 236 1448

Plays & Workshops for KS1 & KS2

The Reluctant Dragon

Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic is given the Image Musical Theatre treatment

A dragon is discovered living in the hills and befriended by a young boy, but aren’t dragons meant to be fierce fire-breathing beasts?

The townsfolk learn of the dragon and panic asking a knight to go and defeat the dragon. However don’t be fooled by appearances, this dragon is a kind, poetry and book loving dragon but can he be saved and accepted by the townsfolk?

With fantastic original music and an amazing set, the show requires the help of everyone watching. During the preceding fun half-hour rehearsal workshop some children are chosen and rehearsed into their parts while the rest of the audience are taught the chorus songs. After a short pause the actors and children are costumed and the show, lasting 1 hour, runs seamlessly with everyone taking part as rehearsed.

Availability: autumn term, visiting production, £395 + VAT. Booking: 0161 236 1448

The Light Fantastic

A Country and Western musical on light, music and the planets

Where has all the colour gone?! The problem is literally black and white: something or someone is stealing the colours of the world! The sky is white, trees are black and the rivers a murky grey. Lost on the banks of the Ohio, Country & Western singer Roy Gee stumbles upon the Light Fantastic café – the last remaining place to have any colour.

In a desperate bid to save the precious colours, he and café owner, Dolly, set to work. Using trays for mirrors, ice-cubes for prisms and saucers for lenses, they gradually unfold a major inter-planetary crisis! Only our own solar system can shed light on the problem. But is the café all it seems? Will the country roads take him home and will Dolly stand by her man? Find out more when you trip The Light Fantastic.

A futuristic mystery from a cowboy’s point-of-view…

  • One hour video to watch in 1/2/3 lessons
  • PowerPoint presentation for the pupils explaining the science
  • 10 classroom/home activities
  • Teacher’s notes giving further in-depth science knowledge
  • Clear outcomes with assessment material to check child’s progress
  • Easy instructions for use on Zoom/Teams etc. for remote learners
  • Support

Availability: autumn term, currently virtual only, £125 + VAT. Booking: 0161 236 1448


Theatre Workshop

Visiting actor or live-stream history workshops for KS1 & KS2. Using historical characters in costume, the actor will encourage your pupils to take part in this fully interactive workshop.

Imagine your pupils hunting for mammoth, kissing the toe of a Pharaoh or being sold at a Roman slave auction!

Choose from Super Stone Age, Entertaining Egyptians, The Amazing Greeks, Resourceful Romans,  Sensational Saxons & The Vikings, The Troublesome Tudors, The Elegant Victorians, Calamity Climate Change and Brave Britain at War.

  • Encourages creative writing
  • Free teacher’s resource notes
  • Designed for inspiring a class at a time
  • Duration a morning or afternoon session

Availability: summer/autumn terms, visiting production or live-stream.  £195 to 245 + VAT. Booking: 0161 236 1448

Calamity Climate Change

BRAND NEW PLAY FOR KS1 & KS2

Annie is the lighthouse keeper and has been warned of a terrible storm. She battens down the hatches and is shocked to see what has been left on the beach.

Environment, weather, the sea and geography are all covered in this captivating and funny eco-friendly play.

Availability: visiting production, autumn term, £395 + VAT. Booking: 0161 228 3171


Christmas Shows & Pantomime

The Clockmaker’s Christmas

Arty-Fact Theatre will bring a seasonal delight to your school for KS1 & KS2

The heart-warming tale of the clockmaker who has forgotten to make time for Christmas. Our most festive, feel-good, funniest Christmas extravaganza. Full of laughter, snow, elves, songs, surprises and lots of joyful joining in.

The clockmaker has too much work to do. He is disgruntled with Christmas, all he thinks about is winding clocks and keeping time, but then a naughty elf appears… Watch this magical performance, see the mischief and take part in the fun.

The perfect Christmas treat!

  • This unique one hour performance presented in your school hall will have the audience smiling and enthralled
  • High quality performance, music, costumes, scenery and lights
  • A highly interactive play for KS1 & KS2
  • Children participate during the performance

Availability: autumn term, visiting production, £395 + VAT. Booking: 0161 228 3171

Festive Fun!

There will definitely be Christmas Panto tours this year although the details have yet to be finalised. Be sure to join the mailing list at the bottom of the page to get up-to-date announcements.

School Theatre Performances

Features

  • Productions devised for years 5-7 or KS1 & KS2 children
  • Excellent quality performances
  • Well established theatre companies
  • Equity actors, CRBs and Safeguarding Awareness
  • Full professional theatre sets
  • Excellent value for money

Prices

Shows range from £195 to £395 + VAT. Special offers are often available with as much as £100 discount—if you join our mailing list (see below), we’ll send you up-to-date notices of the latest offers.

Booking

We have productions available in spring, summer & autumn terms in all UK areas. Please call to discuss your requirements, or click here to email us and we’ll be happy to find the right show for you.

For information or booking KS1 & KS2 shows, please call…

0161 236 1448


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