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Education

Our Education projects provide opportunities for teachers and young people from Primary Schools through to Higher Education to ensure all young people can create, learn and experience theatre.

On this page you can find information about the opportunities we offer at all key stage levels.

We are committed to ensuring the Lyric is accessible for all young people. Our building is fully accessible and our relaxed performances accommodate student’s needs. For more information on this, please click here.

For further information or questions about any of our education work, please contact: learning@lyric.co.uk

 

Digital workshops for Hammersmith and Fulham schools

Primary

Stories from the Future: Imagine 2030

A five week digital creative writing project for H&F schools exploring climate change and the environment lead by the Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, (whose many plays include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Three Kingdoms and Punk Rock). The project will encourage students in years 5 and/or 6 to actively engage with the Hammersmith and Fulham IMAGINE 2030 campaign around the climate emergency and the environment around them.

Secondary

Stories from the Future: Hidden Histories

A five week digital creative writing project for H&F Secondary Schools exploring Race, Identity and History and lead by the award-winning director Tinuke Craig. The project encourages students in years 7, 8 or 9 to actively engage with the discussions of race, and identity. The subjects will be explored creatively and sensitively, in order to challenge and create awareness of the unconscious perceptions society holds in regards to race and identity.

For more information on either package please email learning@lyric.co.uk

 

School Tickets

The Lyric offers a discounted schools rate for all Main House shows, which is available to all schools, colleges and universities.

We offer tickets at £15 per student with one free teacher ticket for every ten students and two free teacher tickets for SEND schools. This offer is available for all performances Monday – Wednesday during the main run of the show (subject to availability).

For state schools in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham we offer free tickets to our annual Panto. For all other schools please check the Panto show page to see the schedule for our dedicated school performances.

For more information and to book your school tickets please call the Box Office on 020 8741 6850 or email schools@lyric.co.uk.

 

Workshops for schools

Primary Schools

We offer extensive opportunities for primary schools in our home borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and across West London. Information is sent directly to LBHF schools as these opportunities become available. If you are a Primary teacher within H&F, and wish to know more, email learning@lyric.co.uk.

Secondary Schools

We offer in person workshops around our Main House shows to enhance your students’ knowledge and understanding. We have run sessions to enhance the students understanding of a production’s design and focused sessions towards the GCSE’s Drama ‘Live Theatre Review’. These workshops can be delivered by our resident Assistant Director, a member of the creative team or a specialist practitioner.

We advertise these workshops via our free Teacher’s Network. To join this network please contact learning@lyric.co.uk.

 

Secondary school education packs

Aimed at GCSE and A-level students of Drama, Theatre Studies and English, our education packs are produced for select shows across the season. These are available to download below:

 

Work experience & placements

Secondary

We provide work experience for year 10 students who study within the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. We accept up to ten students a year and program a series of master classes with our core staff team which covers all aspects of work within a theatre including producing, communications, finance, commercial services, facilitation and technical theatre. Please contact learning@lyric.co.uk to request an application form.

Our work experience placements for 2021 are currently on hold.

Industry placements

If you are interested in a career in the theatre please email learning@lyric.co.uk. Clearly state which department you would like to join, include a short message to that team and attach your CV.

 

Higher Education

The Lyric is open to working in partnership with London based Higher Education institutions. If you would like to explore working with us, please email learning@lyric.co.uk.

Our current collaborations are listed below:

LSBU MA Creative Performance Practice

The Lyric work in partnership with London South Bank University to deliver two key modules: ‘Directing’ and ‘Working with Communities’.

Directing

This residency examines the directing process by inviting students to develop applied directing practice within an intensive studio/laboratory context. Tutors for this module are professional directors and will engage you in a range of approaches, styles and methods to directing. This residency culminates in a showcase at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

Working with Communities

This residency examines the process of working with communities to develop creative theatre projects in ‘real life’ scenarios. This module sees the students work intensively with industry professionals over a two-week period, covering different aspects of project development and delivery – including the issues, challenges and opportunities working with communities presents. The project culminates in a presentation plus the opportunity to join a facilitation team as an assistant on one of our Young People’s programmes in August. For more information, please contact Elena Marchevska: e.marchevska@lsbu.ac.uk