Our new video series shows parents and teachers how to incorporate Theatre in Education practices into home-learning.

As the lockdown continues, we’re working hard to find ways of connecting with teachers, parents and educators remotely. Today, we’re thrilled to launch the first in new video series that will show you how to incorporate some of our world-renowned Theatre in Education practices into learning at home or at school.

We know that education is a huge challenge for many people at the moment – whether you’re a teacher faced with social distancing restrictions in the classroom or trying to deliver virtual lessons, or you’re a parent home-schooling your own children. That’s why we’re aiming to use our expertise to equip you with the tools to make lockdown learning a little easier.

Pioneered by the Belgrade Theatre in 1965, Theatre in Education quickly snowballed into an international movement. It’s a piece of our heritage that we’re extremely proud of, so we’re delighted to be taking it online over the next few weeks, through a series of educational videos exploring Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

If you take part in the activities in the video below, we’d love to see your responses, so please do share your images and videos with us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the Weducation resources we’ve shared so far. If you’d like to look back on them, you can find all of our videos and activities collected here. Sadly, the ongoing pandemic has put theatres under a huge financial strain, losing most of their income overnight when the lockdown was announced – which places vital community services like our Theatre in Education work at risk.

If you’ve found the content we’ve been sharing useful, please do help us to secure a future for our work by writing to your MP, urging them to back an extended support package for theatres, as outlined by UK Theatre and SOLT. If you can, please also consider making a donation to us. Thank you.