Interactive Workshop & Assembly Programme
60-minute high quality, detailed & flexible workshops or assemblies performed to students in small or large groups.
Can suit carousel days or one-off visits.
Available throughout the year.
All our workshops & assemblies have been updated to reference the Covid-19 outbreak and the impact it may have had on students.
We can perform a combination of workshops in one day and work with a range of year groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
At UpFront Theatre Company, we know that every school is different. That is why we believe that - even if you go for an existing workshop - you should still get a bespoke product. We are happy to tweak content, timings, numbers & layout as part of the UpFront package.
However if you want something completely different (e.g. specific off-timetable day), we are happy to disucss your requirements and write an entirely bespoke workshop.
Bespoke Workshops have included: Resilience, International Women's Day, Sustainable Plastic & Recycling, and Body Image.
All workshops and assemblies follow the same format.
How do the sessions run?
Our workshops are performed by 3 professional actors.
We start by breaking down what we are covering in the sessions: we explore the definitions, clarify facts and any laws surrounding the topic, and invite the students to answer questions and get involved.
The students are then shown scenes with characters in everyday, relatable situations.
We use elements of Augusto Boal's 'Forum Theatre: following scenes which see young characters with conflicting objectives, we freeze the action and split the audience into groups; the students are invited to advise the characters about what to do next. This is designed
to allow students to articulate opinions and feelings in a safe, objective environment.
These are a bespoke product, performed to students in smaller groups to enable us to explore some of these complex issues in more detail.
Due to the nature of the workshops and in accordance with PSHE Association Guidelines, the workshops are performed in smaller groups.
It's up to you how many students you would like to have in each workshop, but the maximum is 75 (or 2 form groups). The process is repeated as many times as necessary until the whole year group is covered.
They work well as a follow-up to an UpFront Theatre Company play, or as a standalone session & particularly suit carousel days.
UpFront Theatre Company is aware that very few schools have an extensive PSHE budget to play with. Our Interactive Assemblies follow the same design as the Interactive Workshops, however, by modifying the interactive elements, we are able to see more students at one time.
Assemblies can be booked as a standalone session or multiple performances.
Timings & Set-up
Each workshop is punchy, considered and designed to fit neatly into one school period.
Timings are flexible and we can run at anything from 45 minutes to 1 hr 15 mins.
Because our products are centred around the strength of our fantastic actors, our set up is extremely simple and undisruptive. The team arrives 30 minutes prior to the performance and brings:
1 x small suitcase
3 x Actors
No technical or electrical equipment or projectors required
Prices are dependent on how many workshops/assemblies we run.
We offer discounts for multiple workshop bookings.
Please see our pricing structure or contact us to discuss your requirements.