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Creative Learning

Creative learning

We offer a range of activities and support materials for schools and colleges:


This project, for Key Stages 1 & 2, delivers curriculum and social development through workshops in schools, attendance at productions at the theatre and their own performances staged at the Playhouse supported by professionals. Schools can choose from a menu of activities to suit their needs. One school said “OFSTED gave our English curriculum Outstanding – due to this project.”

Click here to view the Beginners Please menu

Click here to view the Beginners Please Rural menu (for schools more than 10 miles away from Salisbury Playhouse)

Click here to view the teachers handbook

Beginners Please! Booking Form

If you have any queries, please contact Alexandra on 01722 345165 or Alexandra.Martyn@salisburyplayhouse.com



Our new menu of activities aimed at secondary schools and including a range of activities for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
Over the course of 2016/17 we aim to expand our programme of workshops and activities to support the secondary curriculum and help enrich the lives of young people. The menu below is only the beginning. Please let us know of any specific aspect of drama or theatre production that you would like our support with. To book and for more information please contact Kate Robinson on 01722 345166 or email kate.robinson@salisburyplayhouse.com

Page to Stage Talks (KS4, KS5): designed to support Drama students with their evaluation of live theatre productions – now part of the written exam. A pre-show talk will provide detailed insight into the director’s vision and how this has been realised by various members of the design and production team as well as the actors. This offer is available for any Salisbury Playhouse production, but schools must book 8 weeks in advance. Cost: £3 per student.

Page to Stage production day (KS3): An opportunity for KS3 students to work as a production company, directing, performing, stage managing and designing sound and lighting options for a play. See opposite page for dates and cost.

Technical workshop day (KS4, KS5): An annual event which offers students the opportunity to work alongside our professional production team. Aimed at Production Support students, it provides a valuable insight into the production process, relevant to all drama students for the live theatre evaluation in the written exam. See opposite page for dates and cost.

Teachers’ Inset Days: An opportunity for teachers to brush up on their skills and learn new ones. October 2016 we welcomed Max Stafford Clark to lead the day - click here to see photos. This coming Autumn we are delighted to be welcoming Frantic Assembly to Salisbury Playhouse to run the event on Saturday 21 October. Email kate.robinson@salisburyplayhouse.com to reserve you place on the day.

In-school Workshops: We also offer a range of workshops which we can bring to you at school to help support skills development. Current offers include theatre make-up design, new writing, site-specific theatre, devising  and stage combat. However, if you want support with any particular skill or experience, contact our Take Part department and we will be happy to help.
Cost: £80 per class workshop

KS3 Original Drama competition: Aimed at both English and Drama departments, this competition gives students a reason to write. A shortlist of entries will receive a rehearsed reading in front of an audience in the Salberg, whilst the winning entries will be performed as part of Theatre Fest West the following Spring.

Coming Soon…

Page to Stage Workshop: This year we will be running a writing workshop linked to one of our Spring productions and launching our Young Playwright Competition. More details to follow.

To book and for more information please contact Kate Robinson on 01722 345166 or email kate.robinson@salisburyplayhouse.com

Click here to download the Scondary School Special Offer Menu


Technical Workshop Day

February - this is what you missed... photographs of the event coming soon

This is a great opportunity for young people from your school to work with professionals from the design, production and stage management departments of Salisbury Playhouse. Aimed at Y9+, this workshop day will give your students an insight into the production side of theatre as well as providing some of the experiences required by the new GCSE specification. Make sure you book early for 2018.


Work Experience

Salisbury Playhouse offers work placements to students studying in years 10-13, giving an opportunity to experience a working week within a variety of departments, in a busy producing theatre.  Work placements are offered through an application and interview process only.  We try our best to accommodate work placements throughout the year where possible but can only accept two work experience candidates at any one time.

Higher Education and CPD opportunities are also available and offered after application in specific areas of producing theatre.  This experience can be for 1 week or more as appropriate.

A limited number of work experience placements are available.  To apply for a work placement, please download and complete the application form and return it to the Take Part department either via email at Alexandra.martyn@salisburyplayhouse.com or post to Alexandra Martyn at Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7RA.

Potential candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that applications can take a while to process at busy times, this can take a few weeks and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Click here to download the work experience application form