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The Shows will go on (virtually)!

We have devised marvellous ways to still bring live theatre to your school.

For Christmas we will offer beautifully filmed versions of our excellent festive shows at a fraction of the cost.

Science week will still go on too with a super science film of The Light Fantastic For KS1 & KS2.

Catch – Up GCSE provision for years 10 & 11 will come safely to you bubble with abridged MACBETH, AN INSPECTOR CALLS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL productions ideal for young audiences.

Let’s not let this pesky virus stop our school children enjoying the magic of theatre.

Covid 19: when it’s all over

To all schools, we hope you are all ok and coping in these unprecedented times. And our heartfelt thanks to you for looking after key-workers’ children in this crisis – you too are in our minds and it is our turn to applaud you! Our tours may temporarily be on hold for now but we will be here when life returns as our children may need the fun of theatre more than ever, after such strange and unsettling times. We too are working from home, and probably like many of you, we are trying to write/speak/video call whilst kids are arguing in the other room or forever needing food! But when all this is over we look forward to offering you once again our great selection of shows. A few highlights will be Calamity Climate Change – set in a lighthouse but on all things environmental, The Bunsen Towers Mystery a science whodunnit on materials, and the beautiful interactive sing-a-long musicals of The Reluctant Dragon and Pinocchio. We must organise one great big British street party when this is all over, until then keep well, best wishes x

Christmas shows 2019 – have you booked yours?

We have a whole host of fab Christmas shows for primary schools at very affordable prices (all below £400 and discounts available). From quality traditional pantos to wintery classics. All are suitable for the whole school audience and all are top quality!

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Contact us using the form below to get the ball rolling, and we will let you know about availability of Christmas shows in your area…




Happy New Year 2018!


Wishing everyone a very happy new year. Welcome back to the spring term and hoping we are all getting back into the swing of things. Please get in touch (Tel, email, Twitter) as we have many wonderful in-school productions to brighten up the school days. We are starting the year with our great fun maths play Eureka! as well as the science show on earth, space and water. Again we have the classics the Wind in the Willows and good ‘ol Robin Hood. New for this year we have an excellent introduction to Shakespeare workshop, on Macbeth and ideal for years 5/6/7. Watch this space for lots of new titles coming up soon too!  Enjoy the year of the dog & very best wishes to everyone.


Christmas shows 2017 – have you booked yours?

We have a whole host of fab Christmas shows for primary schools at very affordable prices (all below £400 and discounts available). From quality traditional pantos – Jack & the Beanstalk,  to original festive fun – The Clockmaker’s Christmas, family favorites like The Selfish Giant to wintery classics – Oliver Twist. All are suitable for the whole school audience and all are top quality! Christmas image x2

What’s New for Autumn Term

Welcome back everyone,

We hope by this second week that we have all more or less got back into the swing of things! Oh my, it’s not easy getting up early again, especially as this is such a wet and windy September and those dark mornings are upon us!!

To cheer up your school days this autumn – how about bringing in one of our fabulous whole school productions ? We’ve lots on offer from a fun SCIENCE show on earth, space and water, our amazing and hilarious MATHS play Eureka! and our truly wonderful WEST END style musicals in which your pupils are the stars in the show! That’s THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS and THE SELFISH GIANT.

And dare I mention the C word…oh yes, I’ve seen the Christmas cards in the shops! arggh. We can’t avoid it and to celebrate we have our brilliant PANTOS of course – JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. We also have the classic OLIVER TWIST and following such excellent reviews last year THE CLOCK-MAKER’S CHRISTMAS will be taking on it’s next tour.

Wishing you all well for now, enjoy these next few weeks – before the clock’s go back!


Happy New Year 2017!

Welcome back to all our schools and followers and hoping you have all had a good Christmas break and are getting back into the swing of things.

What’s new for Spring 2017… we have some great productions to cheers us all up from the January blues! The Jungle Book and Robin Hood will certainly bring a smile to all.

For the up-coming WORLD BOOK WEEK we have a brilliant literacy play The Reading Room and our excellent Shakespeare workshops. Also as NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK approaches Kinetic Theatre for Science bring to primary & special schools their interactive, musical comedies on all national curriculum science topics.

Lastly, as the dark nights fade and Spring emerges with the up-popping crocuses,  so too does our amazing show on plant growth, 7 conditions for living things, animals and the environment – perfect to welcome in the much awaited Spring.

Christmas Shows 2016


Last few dates on all our Christmas productions are now discounted!

A Christmas Carol, The Jolly Grimm Christmas Tales, The Clockmaker’s Christmas.

Quality, festive,  interactive theatre productions for 4 to 11 year olds.

Extra special discounts for schools in South Wales, Northern Ireland and Dublin.

The Stoneage comes to schools!


Introducing Mr.Ugg!
Arty-Fact Theatre will be time-travelling around the UK with their amazing pre-historic production – The History Detectives.
This one hour play for Reception to Year 6 is a fun and interactive way to introduce the 3 stages of the Stoneage to all studying the new history curriculum and a great theatre experience for those not!
Touring Norfolk and Suffolk, Lincolnshire, the Northwest, North Yorks, Cumbria, East Riding and  London.

NEW FOR 2015

Happy new year everyone!

Following a very successful 2014 we are pleased to announce new shows for 2015:-

The Jungle Book – fabulous, musical adaption of the wonderful Rudyard Kipling novel, touring schools and local theatres.

The History Detectives – Stoneage set drama for 5-11 year olds. Great fun with lots of useful facts on pre-historic life.

The Electricity Show – science musical comedy on uses and dangers of electricity, with giant circuit board set and Queen Electrocute to watch out for!

Let’s Dig it – new show devised in line with the primary history curriculum: various adventures time travelling through Roman, Saxon and Viking times.

Lots more details to follow very soon.


Happy Half Term!

Well, what a term it’s been so far! What with the launch of our new shows – The Time Capsule and The Sword in the Stone AND sell out shows of Let’s Eat Grandma and Stig of the Dump, we’re worn out here at Theatre For Schools and ready for our half term break! We’ve gained so many new followers this term which is really encouraging. Theatre and the arts are such an important part of children’s development and education and it is so nice to have all your support. Wishing you all a lovely, safe half term holiday!


Scheme Run By Lancaster Theatre To Encourage Cultural Activities Amongst Local School Children

Scheme run by Lancaster Theatre To Encourage Cultural Activities Amongst Local School Children

Great to see students being given the opportunity to engage in theatre and the arts! 

Sword in the Stone – new for 2014!

We are proud to announce Image Theatre’s brand new participatory show for primary schools – ‘The Sword in the Stone’, written and directed by their new artistic director, Ian McCracken.

This interactive musical based on the mystical story of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ follows the life of Arthur, a young squire destined to become King. Guided by Merlin he has many adventures culminating in him successfully pulling the sword from the stone and unwittingly fulfilling the legend’s prophecy.

We have had some fabulous reviews of this show so far and teachers have loved the themes of kindness, compassion, bravery and (to quote from their song), the focus on ‘learning every single day’, ‘you can do things if you try’ and ‘believe in yourself’.

With beautiful medieval costumes, state of the art sets, magical puppets and wonderful music by Robert Hyman this wholesome show will continue Image’s tradition of providing the best touring theatre for primary schools.

The show requires the participation of the whole audience as the chorus and ten children to play small parts.

They are touring throughout 2014 in the following areas:

North London
Cheshire, Flintshire, Wrexham
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Please call our team on 0161 2361448 for more details.

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What’s new for 2014

4 days into the first week back and we are all just about in the swing of things again and looking forwards to the lighter and warmer (hopefully!) spring term.
This year, as you probably know, is the anniversary of 100 years since the First World War began. To commemorate this and to present a great way of engaging today’s primary aged children with this important topic, Arty-Fact Theatre have devised a wonderful piece of theatre – The Time Capsule 1914. This tells the story of two modern days kids, who discover a hidden time capsule from 1914 and their adventures delving into its many mysteries and secrets: giving them an infomative and fascinating insight into life at that pivotal point in our history. We have made the show accessible from 4 years upwards to 11, with interaction, songs and the opportunity for each school to create a time capsule of their own.

Oscar Wilde makes school teacher cry!

Our current primary schools’ tour of the delightful Oscar Wilde children’s story – THE HAPPY PRINCE is having a great effect on staff and pupils this summer, particularly in the West Midlands! Have a read of these lovely words from Rokesby Primary School :

“Once again, a huge thank you and well done on another superb show. We had your amazing company today for The Happy Prince for a spellbinding performance. And what really nice people they were, friendly and so professional. I really can not praise you enough for the enterprise and innovation. You made one member of staff cry (which was very funny!) but it is a rather lovely story. Thank you so much for a wonderful morning that everyone enjoyed so much. Regards, Davis Allen. ”

If you are a school in the West Midlands, Devon, Cornwall or West Sussex this beautiful musical is coming your way soon.