Box office: 01268 205 300

Education and Alternative Provision

Our work with schools, colleges, alternative and higher education

Towngate Theatre aims to make the world of theatre accessible to all education and alternative provision institutions. We strongly believe in the importance of education and outreach work in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges as well as youth groups.

We offer workshops covering devising, performance and technical skills, as well as bespoke workshops tailored to the needs of your school or college.

If you would like to book one of our workshops listed below, or if you have a specific workshop or project in mind we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our Towngate Community Outreach Co-Ordinator:

Phone: 01268 205 300

Workshops for schools

Workshop dates available upon request. To book a workshop, please complete our online form with all the relevant information and anything else you would like to share:

If you would like to discuss these workshops more or look at something more bespoke, please contact our Community Engagement Co-Ordinator, Tom, via email at: or via telephone at: 01268 205300


Our out of the box workshops are great ways to engage young people in quick thinking and devising. These half-day to full-day workshops include a theatre devising and exploration workshop with an array of props and themed stimuli that can be based around a specific type of theatre or a variety of items. From themes around improvisation and comedy to youth violence and local issues, these workshops cater to all your needs and can happen at your institution or at the theatre itself.


Future Proof

A full day workshop designed to engage young people in critical thinking and future planning, our Future Proof workshop aims to have young people not only at the forefront of conversations, but giving them the tools to start them. With exploration of themes such as climate change, careers, and community to name a few, this workshop is perfect for those wanting to engage their young people creatively in thoughts for the future. These workshops can also be designed as bespoke pieces for your own themes or concepts you would like to undertake with your young people.

Play in a Day

Learn all about the various backstage positions of a working theatre in this devising and theatre skills workshop.

Man the Lighting Desk, pick your props and costume, call the show from the Stage Management station, control the Sound Desk then, using your new found skills, create and devise your own piece of the theatre on stage!