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PANTOMANIA This winter, why not join us on stage with our very own panto star Steve Arnott for some drama, fun and games. Snow White will see Steve return as our panto villain, so what better way to get involved with Theatre Royal than to meet the man himself before coming to watch the show! You will be given a learning pack prior to your arrival so your class can explore the story of Snow White before they arrive. Sessions are limited to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the school term in December, begin at 10.30am, last for 90 minutes and are limited to 30 participants per session. For further information or to book places, please contact the Learning Department on 0191 244 2508.

YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE, NOW MAKE THE PLAY With the arrival of Dirty Dancing in May, our next term of weekly workshop classes will each create their own play based upon their favourite films before performing them in our Studio Theatre. All our sessions are led by a drama professional and support worker. Cost per term: £60 Term Duration: 10 sessions 5-7 Years (A) Saturdays 10-11.30am, starting 3 May 5-7 Years (B) Saturdays 12noon-1.30pm, starting 3 May

THEATRE DAYS Our Theatre Days offer students the opportunity to visit the theatre and participate in 3 workshops from a choice of performing arts industry sectors. The sessions are delivered by professionals and give the learner the opportunity to ask questions about career paths and qualifications as well as giving them the opportunity to get some hands on experience. These sessions are particularly useful for GCSE and A level Drama students and those studying towards a BTEC in Performing Arts. The day begins at 9.30am and runs until 3.30pm with comfort breaks and lunch scheduled. Cost: £520 (max. 20 participants)

8-10 Years (A), Fridays 5-6.30pm, starting 2 May 8-10 Years (B) Fridays 5.15-6.45pm, starting 2 May

LIMELIGHT ENJOY THEATRE MORE ‘Actors and audiences sensibilities can be quite distant so anything like Limelight that can bring them closer together is very valuable’ Tom Conti The club for theatre enthusiasts over the age of 55. • Regular talks delivered by visiting performers and companies • Bi-monthly coffee mornings • Script reading group • Guest lectures • Trips to other theatres Membership: £40 per year Joint Membership: £70 per year To join contact the Box Office on 08448 11 21 21, or for more information contact the Learning Department on 0191 244 2508.

11-12 Years Wednesdays 5.00-6.30pm, starting 30 April 13-15 Years Wednesdays 6.45-8.15pm, starting 30 April To book any of these classes, please call our Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or call in to the theatre.




We offer a range of workshops to suit the needs of a variety of learners throughout the school year. Our team of dedicated practitioners from the professional world of theatre will deliver bespoke workshops to suit the individual requirements of your pupils.

Onstage pre-matinee sessions exploring production choices with members of the acting company. These sessions highlight the range of interpretive choices that the text offers the director and actors in rehearsal and in performance. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

Henry IV Part I Wed 1 Oct, 10am-12pm or 1.30-3.30pm

Examples of workshops we have delivered include Shakespeare; Writing; Devising; Basic Drama Skills, Communication & Confidence, Primary to Secondary Transition; Make-up, Costume and Technical Theatre. Our standard workshops session is 1.5 hours. Cost: £135 (max. 30 participants) *Discounts are available upon booking multiple or extended sessions.

Ideal for KS2-5 Venue: Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Wed 8 Oct (suggested time for both plays can be flexible to fit into the school day) The RSC practitioner will travel to your school (maximum travel time 30mins from City Centre).

Henry IV Part I Thu 2 Oct, 10.30-11.30am

£7.50 per RSC Education Member, minimum charge £187.50 (25 students) £8 non-member, minimum charge £200 (25 students)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Thu 9 Oct, 10.30-11.30am

To book call 01789 272529 or email:

£3 RSC Education Members £4 non members To book call Group Sales 08448 11 21 22



Our Learning department has gone through some exciting changes and we hope that the new programme of work we have to offer will entice young people and adults alike to take part in the work of Theatre Royal Newcastle. SUMMER SCHOOLS This summer why not spend a week with us? We have classes for school age children who want to explore the world of the performing arts from behind the scenes or from centre stage. PLAY IN A WEEK 4-7 YEAR OLDS 21-25 July, 9.30am – 3pm, £135 In just one week, participants will create their very own play to be performed in the Studio Theatre. It could be a musical, it could be a comedy. The young performers will decide! 5 DAY FILM CHALLENGE FOR 11-17 YEAR OLDS 28 July – 1 August, 9.30am – 3pm, £150 Movies have big budgets and are shot over many months. We have set a challenge to budding film makers to join a professional film making company for one week to create their own epic tale using found objects for props and some of the city centre’s local hotspots for locations. Whether you want to hold the camera, be in front of the camera or carry out any role in between, this intensive course could be just the very start to your professional career. BEHIND THE SCENES FOR 10-16 YEAR OLDS 4-8 August, 9.30am – 3pm, £135 If performing isn’t your thing but you’d like to know how productions are put together, then this week will give participants the chance to build sets, operate lights and sound, create costume and apply make-up.

To book any of these classes, please call our Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or call in to the theatre.

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR 11-15 YEAR OLDS 11-15 August, 9.30am – 3pm, £135 A week of singing, dancing and performing big numbers from some of the West End’s greatest musicals under the direction of some of our region’s finest talents, before taking to the stage to perform a medley of work for friends and family to enjoy. BOYS’ DANCE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR 11-17 YEAR OLD MALES 18-22 August, 9am – 4pm, £150 (Subsidised places available) Five full days of dance for young men led by a dancer from New Adventures and the North East Dance Ambassadors for New Adventures & Re: Bourne’s production of Lord of the Flies. Learn movement from Lord of the Flies ahead of open auditions in September to be part of the main performance at Theatre Royal in November. Create a new piece to perform as part of a ‘Boys Moves Platform’ at Dance City on Sunday 7 September and get moving with other likeminded lads!

PLAY IN A WEEK FOR 8-11 YEAR OLDS 25-29 August, 9.30am – 3pm, £135 In just one week, participants will create their very own play to be performed in the Studio Theatre. It could be a musical, it could be a comedy. The young performers will decide!



We offer a wide range of activities and workshops for those over the age of 18. Each term runs for 10 sessions.

ADULT WRITING Thursdays 6.45-8.15pm Starting 1 May, £65 Have you ever wondered what makes writers tick? How do they come up with THOSE ideas and what makes their characters memorable? Do you want to take your own writing further or do you have a burning idea for a stage or screen play? Come and join us for a series of workshops that will help you to uncover the techniques and tools of playwriting practise used by professional and emerging writers to develop your own writing skills.

Partial View Rear Stalls & Upper Circle unless stated, 1 Teacher 50% schools per 10 pupils Private Peaceful (ages 8-14) £10 & £8 (1 free teacher with every 10 tkts) Rambert Dance Company £12.50 Tue – Thur eve £10 Thur mat Propeller £15 Tue – Thur eve £12.50 Thur mat The Two Worlds of Charlie F £15 Mon – Wed eve £12.50 Thur mat Pygmalion £17.50 Tue – Wed eve £15 Thur mat The Gruffalo (ages 3+) £8.50 Wed – Sat 10.30am Tue-Fri 1.30pm Bands 1-3 Cats £20 Mon – Wed eve £17.50 Thur mat The Full Monty £17.50 Tue – Wed eve £15 Thur mat Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies £17.50 Wed eve £15 Thu mat Things we do for Love £15 Tue – Thur eve £10 Thur mat Jeeves & Wooster £17.50 Tue – Wed eve £12.50 Thur mat Northern Ballet presents Cinderella £20 Tue – Thur eve £17.50 Thur mat Northern Ballet presents Three Little Pigs £6 Fri 24 Oct 11.30am & 1.30pm RSC £15 Mon – Thur eve £15 Thur mat

To book any of these classes, please call our Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or call in to the theatre.

For more information or to book tickets please contact Group Sales on 08448 11 21 22, or email

ADULT THEATRE Mondays 11am – 12.30pm Starting 28 April, £60 Become a member of an acting ensemble and work with an experienced director to explore approaches to text, character and improvisation. The term will culminate with the ensemble presenting a devised performance in the Studio Theatre. Any level of experience welcomed! ADULT ACTING Mondays 6.45-8.15pm Starting 28 April, £60 Have you ever had the desire to explore the world of acting? These fun sessions cover everything from devising to improvising, vocal technique to character development and Shakespeare to contemporary theatre in a safe, positive and welcoming environment. ADULT RADIO PLAYS Wednesdays 11am – 12.30pm Starting 30 April, £60 Back to the great days of wireless! You will be a member of a radio theatre company playing a variety of roles, using different voices and making all your own sound effects to present a ‘live’ devised performance of a play for radio at the end of the course. No experience required!

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