Education - Birmingham Rep
Arts Award Supporter

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is a registered Arts Award Supporter, with members of staff currently trained as advisers in Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver Awards. 
We have a range of activities available that are designed to support children and young people in achieving across the full range of Arts Awards.

Information on pre/post show workshops and bespoke packages can be found here: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/get-involved/education/

Information on backstage tours and booking information can be found here: https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/backstage-tour-schools.html alternatively you can email learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk to book a bespoke tour.

Discover:

Part A – discover

  • Participate in a schools workshop
  • Take part in a backstage tour
  • Attend a performance at the theatre; specially discounted tickets are available on many shows for school groups, pre and post show workshops are also available

Part B – find out

  • Attend a performance at the theatre and take part in a post show discussion

Explore:

Part A – inspire

  • Participate in a schools workshop

Part B – explore

  • Take part in a backstage tour

Part C – create

  • Take part in a practical workshop to create an original piece of performance
  • Attend a performance at the theatre followed by a post show workshop exploring the play and create an original response to the story
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Bronze:

Part A – explore the arts as a participant

  • Participate in a schools workshop

Part B – explore the arts as an audience member

  • Attend a performance at the theatre; specially discounted tickets are available on many shows for school groups
  • Take part in a post-show discussion

Part C – arts inspiration

  • Visit the theatre and be introduced to the work of a director or playwright;
  • Attend an in conversation with a director/writer

Silver:

Unit 1, Part C – review arts events

  • Attend a performance at the theatre; specially discounted tickets are available on many shows for schools groups
  • Take part in a post-show discussion at the theatre

Unit 1, Part D – arts research

  • Take part in an Careers Day to find out about careers development for theatre practitioners, bespoke packages are available and can include a backstage tour, Q&A with REP staff and a careers workshop

For further information please email learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk or call 0121 245 2092

REP Insight Packs

REP Insight Packs

Do you want to find out more about the production you are coming to see?

Do you need ideas to follow up the theatre experience in the classroom?

Then REP Insight Packs are for you. They are available to download from this website and contain ideas for classroom activities to complement your visit to The REP along with background information on the plays, performers and creative team.

You'll find the downloads on each show's webpage.

Teachers

Do you want a summer school?

Every year we offer Summer Schools for children and young people of all ages at The REP and in schools. These have included Spy Schools, Super Hero Adventures, Plays in a Week and performance projects linked to our own productions  

We can create a bespoke summer school for your pupils to take place in your school. Call 0121 245 2092 or email learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk if you would like to find out more.

 

Birmingham Education Partnership's Secondary Drama Teachers' Network

This network meets termly at The REP and is driven by its members. So far teachers have enjoyed workshops on Shakespeare, devising and monologues as well as networking opportunities with FE and HE providers and discounted tickets to REP productions. New members are always welcome.

For more information please email andrew.fox@bep.education

Primary Schools

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Toy Theatres Project

This involves students creating their own plays, toy theatres, and puppets with a playwright and a visual artist over the course of seven half-day sessions. The project culminates in a Toy Theatre Festival, in which pupils will get the chance to perform their own plays using their toy theatres. Some pupils will see their plays performed by professional actors in a life sized toy theatre.

Secondary Schools and Colleges

REP Show Workshops

If you are planning to bring a school party to a REP production or would like to follow up your students' theatre visit, why not book a workshop? Workshops use games, role-play and devising techniques to explore text, characters and theatre genres. Workshops strengthen students' understanding and appreciation of the production that they have seen or are about to see. Alternatively if there is a particular text or theatre technique that your students are studying, we can tailor workshops to suit your needs. Workshops are designed to take place in your school hall or drama studio and can accommodate up to thirty pupils.

Page to Stage Talk - 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'
Following the production process of The REP's hugely successful The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, this talk is perfect for Performing and Production Arts students and can be delivered at The REP or in your school/college.

Dates: The talk can be delivered throughout the year.

Cost: £40 + VAT

For more information please email learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk or call 0121 245 2092.

Higher Education

The REP works in close partnership with universities locally, nationally and internationally. These partnerships involve career events and industry days, performance opportunities including an annual student drama showcase, co-teaching and training. We also create bespoke one-off workshops and events for HE institutions.

 

Work Experience

2019 Work Experience Placement Week At The REP

Applications are now open for students from Years 9, 10 and 11 wanting to take part in the 2019 Work Experience programme at The REP, which runs from Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July inclusive.

The week will enable participants to gain first-hand experience and a working knowledge of all the different departments in a successful producing theatre.

To apply, please download the Work Experience Placement Application Form (from the top right of this page) and send the completed form to learning@birmingham-rep.co.uk or the below address by 29 March.

Learning & Participation Department
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Centenary Square
Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2EP