Every Child a Theatre Goer

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Theatre-going is an entire experience and I think it is very important for children to experience it and appreciate it

Year 6 Class Teacher

We work in partnership with Newham Council to deliver Every Child a Theatre Goer, enabling every Newham schoolchild in Year 6 to see a show for free. This unique offer inspires children, introducing them to the magic of theatre - often for the first time - and helping to develop their learning, both within and beyond the curriculum.

Every year we engage with 67 primary schools, reaching 4,500 children and 500 teachers in Newham, offering built-in enrichment opportunities around their visit which include school workshops, teacher CPD sessions, resource packs and post-show Q&A sessions with the creative team.

In 2016 we presented Akram Khan Company’s first ever piece for young audiences, Chotto Desh, which started its creation process at Stratford Circus Arts Centre with input from the local school children who came to see the final production.

This is the best day ever!

Year 6 Every Child a Theatre Goer visitor