The Lion King

10 of the best: Theatre productions for schools in 2020


We’ve picked 10 theatre shows for pupils to see this year, each offering an exciting trip opportunity and an educational programme.

Shakespeare Rose Theatre in York

Study shows that access to theatre & drama can boost children’s academic performance


The recent university research explored the educational and social benefits of taking school groups to watch live theatre performances. 

Horrible Histories

Bringing theatre to life through school trips


We take a look at some theatre shows that every teacher should consider taking their school group to see.

Matilda The Musical credit Manuel Harlan

So here’s why schools need to see Matilda The Musical


From its important themes to its talented young cast, Matilda The Musical is a must for any teachers considering a theatre trip.

Students from Villiers High School

Spotlight on culture


Eve Richardson, English teacher and literacy coordinator at Villiers High School in Southall speaks about some memorable school trips and how they’ve overcome particular challenges. 

Horniman Museum

6 great ideas for a Music themed school trip


We select a handful of attractions that offer Music trips for schools, from visits to see musicals, to percussion sessions.

Double Act

Polka Theatre announces 2018 season of children’s theatre


The Polka Theatre in the London Borough of Merton has revealed details of new shows, events and workshops for its 2018 spring/summer season.


Video: Wicked Education highlights the importance of live theatre


Wicked Education, which runs alongside the musical Wicked, has released a video of cast members and teachers explaining the importance of taking school groups to the theatre.

The Kite Runner

Discounted school rates available for The Kite Runner


The Kite Runner has opened again at London’s Playhouse Theatre, and discounted rates for school groups are available.

Matilda The Musical

New UK tour of Matilda to include education programme


Matilda The Musical is set to tour the UK and Ireland from March 2018, and will include educational programmes.