Theatre in Education

NK Theatre Arts has a specific project which deals with our outreach work in Schools, Colleges, Youth Centres called “Interact”.

Our work is split into 4 different areas:

School Curriculum Support

NK Theatre Arts provides theatre performances throughout the year which will compliment GCSE/A Level Drama or English Literature. Schools are invited to The Forum Theatre to watch the performances at a discounted rate to assist with their studies.  Some performances will have Directors Workshops so that students can discuss elements of the play with the cast and crew.  There will also be certain projects that will involve actors visiting schools to perform excerpts of a play rather than students seeing a full performance.

Forthcoming School Curriculum Performances are:

  • An Inspector Calls (excerpts in schools)
  • Blood Brothers - Play (Full performance at The Forum Theatre)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Full performance at The Forum Theatre)
You can download a school booking form, or for further details please contact Dawn Wrigley on 0161-430-6570 or you can email your enquiries to dawn@nktheatrearts.org.uk

Themed Workshops

Our practitioners/actors can visit a school, or school students can visit The Forum Theatre, to take part in a Performing Arts workshop which is centred around a specific theme. This again could be linked to the National Curriculum and an example of the kind of session could see a Roman Guard visit a classroom in character to talk about what life was like for him, or Guy Fawkes could pay a visit to a group of students to talk about The Gunpowder Plot. Sessions are always geared to the appropriate age group and can involve specific teaching of a particular area of study accordingly.

If your school requires specific subject support, please contact Dawn Wrigley on 0161-430-6570 or you can email your enquiries to dawn@nktheatrearts.org.uk

PPA Cover & After School Clubs

NK Practitioners can take regular sessions in schools to deliver Performing Arts workshops to classes as part of PPA Cover time for teachers, or as part of a schools after school provision. This could involve regular sessions which may lead to a performance by the students. Our practitioners can provide clubs in drama, singing, street dance etc.

For further information please contact Dawn Wrigley on 0161-430-6570 or you can email your enquiries to dawn@nktheatrearts.org.uk

Issue Based Presentations

NK Theatre Arts is renowned throughout the North West for its hard hitting plays which aim to educate young people as we address issues pertinent to the young people of today.

Click on the name of the play for more details as we currently are able to tour presentations which address the following issues for secondary school pupils:

  • Car Crime/Joyriding (Every Mothers Son – Yr 9-11 Students*)
  • Street Violence (Life Sentence– Yr 10/11 Students*)
  • Preparing for exams/avoiding last minute work/pressures of growing up – (Play or Pass - Yr9 Students)
  • Disability Awareness (The Real Me- Yrs 7-11)
  • Dangers of Internet Chat Rooms (The Net – Yr 7-11)
  • Bullying / Homelessness / Drugs (Think Twice – Yr 9-11)
  • Racism (Fridays Child – Yr 9-11)
  • Drug or Alcohol Additction (Once an Addict - Yr 9-11)

The following presentations are available for Primary Schools:

We also have for adults:

  • The Silent Cry (Domestic Violence)

If you require any specific details please contact Dawn Wrigley on 0161-430-6570 or you can email your enquiries to dawn@nktheatrearts.org.uk

Arts Award Support

NK Theatre Arts can also provide support for organisations and students who are partaking in Arts Award sessions.  

You can read some feedback from a recent session involving Romiley Primary School here.

If you require any specific details please contact Dawn Wrigley on 0161-430-6570 or you can email your enquiries to dawn@nktheatrearts.org.uk