Did you know…we are a BTEC centre?

Posted on 15 May 2013

The Belgrade Theatre has a strong history of using theatre as a tool for education, in the 1960’s the Belgrade pioneered the Theatre in Education movement. The work of the Community and Education Company still uses theatre in this way, and the Belgrade is a registered centre for the delivery of BTEC qualifications, and currently delivers the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certification in Performing Arts, a qualification which is equivalent to four GCSEs.

The main beneficiaries of the Belgrade’s BTEC course are the participants of Acting Out, the Belgrade’s groundbreaking, work-related learning programme that works with young people who are not achieving their full potential within the mainstream education system. It provides them with an opportunity to participate in drama, dance and performing arts business activities based at the theatre

Acting Out takes referrals from schools across Coventry and the young people involved attend two sessions a week over a period of two years. The programme contributes to raising their confidence levels, their communication skills and their performance skills. It also develops their personal skills, building their self-esteem and improving their performance back at school.

The current Year 11 students recently completed their performance module by performing Journey to X, a play originally produced by the National Theatre, on the B2 stage.

You can find out more about the Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Limited and how you can support the Belgrade Theatre by visiting the Support Us pages of our website.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163), so all of the money raised and earned by the theatre is reinvested in the services it provides to the local community. Amongst other things, these services include, creating and staging high quality productions on the Main Stage and in B2, working with young people and local communities via the Community & Education Company and developing the careers of young people who want to work in the arts.