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Secondary School Projects



Theatre Openers 2019

Our Autumn term TheatreOpeners Programme is now open for applications!

We've got some amazing shows for you this term, including: 

The RSC's acclaimed production of Taming of The Shrew at The Barbican

Olivier Award-winning Noises Off, hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time

The ultimate high school musical, FAME!


Download the programme for full details and apply via the button below.

Please ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions before applying for tickets. 

Deadline for applications: Friday 20th September




School visit to The Trench

About TheatreOpeners
TheatreOpeners is our theatregoing programme offering mainstream state secondary schools and Sixth form colleges amazing opportunities to access: 
Tickets to see top theatre productions for just £8 per student
Exclusive Q&As with actors and production teams
Pre-show Insight sessions led by experts (see below)
Each year, the programme enables over 4500 young people to enjoy enriching and uplifting educational experiences together.  
Insight Sessions


Extend learning and enrich your theatre trip with a pre-show Insight session!

Our 90-minute Insight sessions take place before matinee performances in our TheatreOpeners programme. Designed as participatory masterclasses, Insights offer a more in-depth exploration into the processes of creating and staging a theatre production.
"The Assistant Director really put them through their paces with exercises that have been used  with the actors to develop movement sequences and characterisation in the show.  It was an invaluable experience from which our students will take lots of ideas for devising their final exam piece."
Teacher, Gumley House School  

TheatreOpeners Terms & Conditions

TheatreOpeners: Terms & Conditions 

Please ensure you have read and understood these terms before applying for tickets. 

  • Applications will only be accepted from mainstream state secondary schools and 6th form colleges.
  • Tickets are strictly limited, so we cannot guarantee your application will be successful. Priority will be given to schools new to us and those with a higher percentage of students on free school meals.
  • Schools may only attend one production, but you can rank as many choices as you wish.
  • We will confirm whether or not your application has been successful before the Christmas holidays (21st December 2018 at the latest).  If successful, your tickets will then be booked and an invoice issued.  Once we have confirmed your tickets, we will communicate by email – please keep checking your inbox and junk regularly.
  • Please do not apply for tickets you cannot use as we are unable to offer refunds for unused tickets.
  • If you need to cancel your visit for whatever reason, please ensure you telephone and email us no less 2 weeks ahead of the performance.   If you cancel after this date, we will do our best to find another school to offer the tickets, however if this is not possible you will be obliged to pay the full  unsubsidised cost of the tickets. 

Contact Us

Mousetrap Theatre Projects
33 Shaftesbury Avenue

t: 020 7632 4111
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