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Our Education programme provides enriching learning opportunities for students and teachers from Primary Schools through to Higher Education. Our doors are open for all to create, learn and experience theatre at the Lyric.

Head to the Schools’ Opportunities page to view our Education programme Autumn 2023 – Spring 2024.



The Lyric are committed to subsidising opportunities for students and teachers from state schools within the 10 boroughs of West London: Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Richmond, Wandsworth and Westminster.

We are committed to ensuring the Lyric is open and accessible for all young people. Our building is fully accessible and our relaxed/chilled performances can accommodate everyone’s needs. For more information please click here.

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 teacher tickets for SEND schools. This offer is available for all performances Monday – Wednesday during the main run of the show (subject to availability)

FREE panto tickets

State primary schools in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham can book FREE tickets to select performances of our annual Panto for years 5 & 6 only.

Tue 21 Nov, 10am

Wed 22 Nov, 10am

Thu 23 Nov, 10am

Fri 24 Nov, 1.30pm

To book school tickets please call the Box Office on 020 8741 6850 or email


Wrap around activity and enrichment

School workshops

We offer wrap around workshops based on specific Main House shows to enhance your students’ knowledge and understanding of a production.

These workshops can be delivered by our resident Assistant Director, a member of the creative team or a specialist practitioner at the Lyric or in your school. These workshops will be listed in our schools’ opportunities page and advertised via our Secondary Schools Newsletter. To join our West London teachers network email with your name, school address, post code and job role.


Education packs

Secondary school education packs

Our education packs are produced for select shows across each season and are aimed at BTEC, GCSE and A-level students of Drama, Theatre Studies and English. All packs are available to download on our Education pack page.


Teachers CPD

We program CPD for teachers connected to our artistic programme. These workshops are FREE for teachers working in the 10 boroughs of West London. Head to the Schools’ Opportunities page to find out more and apply for current offers.


Higher Education

The Lyric is open to working in partnership with London based Higher Education institutions.

We have worked extensively with London South Bank University deliver two key modules from LSBU MA Creative Performance Practice: ‘Directing’ and ‘Working with Communities’. We have also developed bespoke enrichment day workshops for Roehampton University’s PGCE Secondary English and Drama students.

If you would like to explore working with us, please email


First Class Beginning Teacher Programme

The First Class programme aims to support teachers starting their drama teaching careers, for their first 5 years, through bespoke teacher CPD, theatre tickets and networking opportunities.

We understand that recruitment and retention of teachers is a challenge for schools across London and Nationally. Our aim is to assist the development of talent within our local school communities. First Class is inspired by the ground breaking Education Program at Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

For the application form and more information visit our First Class page.


Secondary Schools Newsletter

Our Education programme and one-off school ticket offers are announced via our Secondary Schools Newsletter to our West London teacher’s network. If you would like to have your name added to this network mailing list please email with your name, school address, postcode and job role.


Work placements

The Lyric are committed to offering hands-on work placements for students across all departments at the Lyric. We offer these on an ad hoc basis subject to capacity. Please email to express your interest in a work placement.

Under 18

If you are under 18 you must study or live in one of the 10 boroughs of West London and apply via your education setting. We suggest that you contact us via your careers advisor or tutor overseeing your placement.

Over 18

We prioritise candidates who live or study in the 10 boroughs of West London, however, we will consider applications from further afield if the candidate is studying a relevant course/subject. You do not need to contact us via your course tutor as we accept independent candidates.