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Get on Stage

We run a number of projects through the year to give children and young people the chance to perform on our stage, or learn about working behind the scenes. Have a look at the Picture Gallery to see previous student work on stage...


Technical and performance experience for students in a nationally renowned professional theatre

Participating schools: King's Lynn Academy, Broadland High School, Felixstowe Academy

Wednesday 25 March at 7.30-9.30pm
age: GCSE level, A level & equivalents
tickets: £2 on the door

 “Our students don’t often get opportunities like this and really value it” Broadland High School

Springboards 2015 at Norwich Playhouse gives your students the chance to perform at a working professional theatre. Each participating group will be supported by our expert technical team through a day of rehearsal and a performance of up to thirty minutes.

Now, thanks to the generous support of Town Close Estate Charity, we are able to offer this unique experience for the unbeatable price of just £100 + vat per group.

“Our students enjoyed the whole event from get-in to get-out” Framingham Earl High School

“This experience, just before the exams, makes a whole grade difference for our drama students” East Norfolk Sixth Form College

To take part, contact Roberta Hamond by email - or phone the Theatre office on 01603 612580.



English Literature Theatre Project supported by Broadland District Council

Participating schools: Reepham High School and Thorpe St. Andrew High School (see photos right)

Tuesday 17 March 2015  7.00-9.30pm
age: Year 8 - GCSE
tickets: £2 on the door. Check with your school for availability.

Two Broadland High Schools will perform on stage for 30 minutes each. The programme can include extracts from a classic play text, or a series of shorter extracts from poetry, set novels or modern play texts. Schools are encouraged to experiment with presentation, e.g. share a text extract or text character, add projection, music, dance or stylised movement to support a poetic reading or text narration. For further details contact 



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in partnership with The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts

February - June 2015

Participating schools: Colman Junior School, Kinsale Junior School, St. Michael's VA Junior School and West Earlham Junior School

A theatre performance in March by poets Luke Wright and Molly Naylor for 120 nine to eleven year olds from local primaries follows a teacher training event in February. The performance poets will then run in-school workshops to inspire the children to create their own poetry. PoetryQuest culminates in a celebratory performance at the Playhouse where all the students perform their own poetry supported by Luke and Molly in front of peers, teachers and families.

Teachers' quotes on the benefits of the PoetryQuest project:
"Sharing workshop ideas with other teachers"
"Raises the profile of poetry in school"
"Gets as many kids as possible to the theatre"
"Hopefully a performance to the whole school to share what we've done"
"Bank of ideas for starters and warm-ups"
"Provide children with a cultural opportunity they would otherwise not have"
"Real 'poet' coming into school"
"Unique experience working with a real poet"
"Children will take part in a performance they will remember for the rest of their lives"
"Performance opportunity - increased confidence"
"It might give them a life-long love of theatre!"

"PoetryQuest allows poetry to play a central role in the life of children and encourages them to discover, explore and enjoy the manifold and various delights of language." Sir Andrew Motion