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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 schools at all key stage levels. For further information or questions about any of our education work please contact:


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 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


Primary Schools


We offer extensive opportunities for primary schools in our home borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and across West London.


LBHF Schools Arts Festival 2020


Join our borough wide Schools’ Arts Festival taking place in July 2020.

This is an opportunity for ten primary schools within the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to partner with the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre to curate a series of four bespoke creative workshops to enhance their curriculum for key stages one and two. Each school will select an art form and be assigned a professional arts practitioner who will collaborate with two class teachers/60 pupils to explore ways the arts and creativity can enrich learning. Sharings of the work take place during the festival weeks at your school at a time that works for you.

Key dates:

25 Feb 2020: Schools’ Arts Festival CPD at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre from 3pm

01 – 26 Jun 2020: Artists’ residencies (1 day per week for 4 weeks)

29 Jun – 22 Jul 2020: Festival sharings (time/date specific to each school)

What schools get:

  • Over £700 worth of in-kind support
  • Two spaces at a special CPD session at the Lyric on 25 Feb 2020
  • A planning session with your assigned arts practitioner ahead of the residency
  • Eight in-school workshops shared between two classes of 60 pupils (Jun 2020)
  • Practitioner support at your LBHF Schools’ Arts Festival sharing (Jul 2020)
  • A visit from two Young Lyric Trainees to evaluate the workshops (Jul 2020)
  • The opportunity to participate in the Young Lyric Education Conference (Jul 2020)

How does my school sign up:

Click here and fill in the online application form by 5pm 12 Feb 2020.


Key Stage 1 + 2 Cross-curricular Workshops


We offer bespoke cross-curricular workshops and enrichment activities for Key Stage 1 and 2. Students spend a day at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and rotate through three workshops including dance, drama and theatre craft. We have run workshops on – ‘Knights and Castles’, ‘The Romans’, ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘Animal habitats/Around the world’.

If you would like to discuss a workshop for your school please contact


Secondary Schools




We offer 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 (see joining info below). For information on fees please contact


Work experience: Mon 29 Jun – Fri 3 Jul 2020


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 to request an application form

Our work experience placements for summer 2020 are currently full. We will be releasing our WEX Dates for summer 2021 in October 2020.


SEN Schools


We are committed to ensuring the Lyric is accessible for all young people. Our facilities include a state of the art sensory space, fully accessible building and relaxed performances to accommodate all student’s needs. For more information on this please click


Higher Education


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 (14 April – 24 Apr 2020): 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 in the Lyric Studio Theatre.

Working with Communities (13 – 24 Jul 2020): 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 (13 – 24 Jul), 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:


Industry placements: Production team


Short term (six week) placements within the production team are allocated on a case by case basis. For more information please email a CV and cover letter to:


Education packs


Education packs are produced for select shows across the season. The next pack will be for Sophocles’ Antigone: The Burial at Thebes and will be available to download from the show page.