Drama and dance workshops, shows and storytelling for schools - What we offer

Freshwater Theatre Company has been delivering educational workshops, shows and storytelling sessions in schools since 1996.

As one of the largest theatre-in-education companies in the UK, we provide high quality drama workshops, shows and storytelling sessions to support history, geography and science, as well as provision for Modern Foreign Languages, maths and cross-curricular topics. We also have a variety of story drama workshops and large group storytelling activities.

  • Our interactive drama or dance workshops involve one facilitator visiting the school and working with a class of up to 30 children at a time for one hour. These sessions use a variety of drama activities to explore the topic.

  • Our large group activities involve one facilitator visiting the school and working with up to 120 children at a time for one hour. These sessions involve interactive storytelling through the medium of drama in which every child will feel involved.

  • Our history shows involve two facilitators visiting your school with a small set, props and costumes and working with up to 120 children at a time for 80 minutes. The children will take part in solving tasks related to the historical time period.

  • Our history days are available to a maximum of two classes and involve two facilitators performing a history show in the morning and two 45-minute workshops, led by characters from the show, during the afternoon.

You can use the menu to the left to search for your ideal session by subject or key stage. 


Where we work
Use our handy region key to find out which drama sessions are available in your area. It’s really easy to use:

 London
This session is available to schools in Greater London and those just outside of the M25. Also available to most parts of Essex and south Hertfordshire.

 West Midlands and South West
This session is available to schools in the West Midlands and the South West (Birmingham and surrounding areas, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and surrounding areas, Somerset and Wiltshire).

 Greater Manchester
This session is available to schools in Greater Manchester.

Although these are the main areas we work, we may be able to come to your school for a small extra travel cost. If you’re not sure whether we can visit your school, or if you can’t find the workshop you’re after, then contact us.

Find a session

Use the menu on the left to browse by Subject or Key Stage, or use the search box above to find a session for your topic.

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    Tel: 0844 800 2870
    Email: info@freshwatertheatre.co.uk

    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!