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Programme Overview

Opening Doors

Providing young people, specifically those with limited resources, support or a disability, the opportunity to attend London theatre, often as a first-time experience:

Brings 4,000 students a year from London state secondary schools to see London’s top theatre productions, prioritising schools with a higher percentage of students on Free School Meals. Pre-show ‘Insight’ sessions with the cast or creative team enhance the experience still further.

We open the door to West End theatre for students attending special schools, with best seats at top productions, teacher resource packs and in-school drama workshops. 

Making London’s outstanding theatre accessible to low-income families, with £6 tickets and extra support and information to help them get over any apprehensions.

We take over an entire performance of a West End show and fill it with families with children with special needs. Theatre etiquette does not apply and various modifications are made to lighting and sound to accommodate children with sensory issues.

For youth groups serving disadvantaged communities. They see a top West End show accompanied by tailor-made drama workshops addressing themes relevant to each group e.g. bullying, life choices, and/or building skills such as communication, team work, self-confidence and self-esteem.

A full day at a West End theatre for visually impaired young people including a pre-show workshop, touch-tour of the set and costumes and bespoke audio-description for the matinee performance.

Follows the same format as Envision but it is tailored for young people who are deaf and hard of hearing, offering both captioned and sign language interpreted performances.

 

Inspiring Theatregoing

To encourage a legacy of theatregoing among young audiences by reducing barriers and enhancing their knowledge and understanding of theatre:

Theatregoing club for teenagers aged 15-18 in state secondary education, to encourage independent theatregoing, without parents, youth leaders or teachers. 

Theatregoing club for 19-23 year olds, aimed at students at drama schools, FE colleges and universities, offering £10 tickets to shows with ‘behind the scenes’ events.

 

Creative Learning

Enabling young people to engage actively with their theatre experience and to use theatre as an educational resource to invigorate learning and develop academic, social and personal skills: 

For drama GCSE students, investigating and deconstructing the design, acting and directorial elements of one West End production, including a full-day workshop with the production’s creative team and a suite of education resources. 

Immersive playwriting project for Year 6 pupils, which uses a theatre trip as a stimulus for in-school workshops with actor/facilitators in role. Over the course of half a term, children work with specialist facilitators to create their very own class play.

Experienced director and theatre practitioners teach students about the role of a theatre director, about making dramatic choices and communicating effectively with actors. 

Tailored performance skills projects on a theme or specific skill decided by the teacher e.g. mime, physical theatre, vocal work, either in the context of a text or devised performance.  

Bespoke projects for Key Stage 3, focusing on one particular performance skill that is particularly fun, active and engaging, to encourage them to study it at Key Stage 4.

A series of drama-based workshops for students in Pupil Referral Units, to improve engagement levels, behaviour, emotional literacy and self-confidence.

A theatre visit and series of bespoke drama workshops for special schools, exploring a theme and skills of the teacher's choice, such as self-expression, communication, empathy.   

An extension of  stagexchange, a 6-week programme of workshops for youth groups, using drama techniques to help NEET young people discover potential career paths and develop employability skills. 

Playwriting project for Year 6 deaf and hard of hearing students to boost confidence, encourage creative expression and improve literacy skills. 

Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue,
LONDON
W1D 7EH

Visitors: Entrance is on Rupert Street

t: 020 7632 4111
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