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We run a wide range of theatregoing schemes and education projects for young people, families, mainstream and special state schools, alternative education providers and youth groups. We open the doors to London’s world-class theatre for those who might not otherwise have the access or opportunity and we support some of the most challenged sections of our London community.
Family First Nights
Now in its 21st year, Family First Nights is one of our largest and longest-running programmes. Since its launch, FFN has enabled over 10,000 disadvantaged London families to visit the theatre, many for the first time, and pay just £6 per ticket.
The Mousetrap Awards
The Mousetrap Awards are the UK’s only theatre awards voted for entirely by young people. From selecting the nominees to hosting the ceremony, our talented Youth Forum runs and organises every aspect of the event.
Our Relaxed Performances of top West End shows provide an opportunity for young people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs to enjoy theatre in a more relaxed environment with their family.
Each year we take students from around 150 London state secondary schools to see modern plays, classics, musicals and dance. Students get further insight into the production through practical pre-show sessions and Q&As with the cast or creative teams.
Each year, Mousetrap Theatre Projects helps
Disadvantaged London families visit the theatre together for the very first time
Through our summer theatregoing programme, Family First Nights
Young people with special needs develop their confidence and skills
Through theatre experiences and bespoke Creative Learning projects
Watch this short video for a quick insight into our work.
As a charity, we need to raise money to fund our many projects. Here are just a few ways you can support us!
Partner with us or sponsor a programme
We’re currently seeking corporate sponsors for two of our biggest programmes for young people.
Become a Mousetrap Theatre Guardian!
If you’re able to donate £100 (or more) per year you will make a huge difference to more young lives.
Book tickets through our Encore ticket site
Next time you’re booking tickets (for any show), do it through our microsite and we’ll receive 10% of the ticket revenue!
Make a donation
Make a donation and find out how and who it could help.