Each year we choose a special selection of books to focus on in dance and drama workshops during the World Book Day period, including one or two completely new workshop options. (This also means we get to spend some quality time in bookshops, which is an added bonus!)
We’re delighted to announce that our 2020 World Book Day choices are… Read More
How can we teach climate change to children in a way that feels productive, and not terrifying? Back in March our Creative Director Abi began working with a group of primary school teachers, environment experts and some of our most experienced drama facilitators to answer this exact question… Read More
Inspiring children to bring books to life with dance is one of our favourite things to do at West End in Schools. Just last week we gathered some of the country’s most talented dancers in one room, to work through the choreography for our Bringing Books to Life dance workshops in primary schools. We spoke to a few of our regular West End in Schools choreographers to find out more about their work with us to inspire children to dance. Read More
So last term you read our Guide to Teaching Dance series and you’ve found your groove? Thought so! Well, to help you along this year we’ve put together a 2019 Dance Calendar! Providing a year round excuse for getting the whole class up and jiving! Read More
新年快乐 Xin Nian Kuai Le! Or Happy New Year!
Perhaps a little premature, but I can’t help it I’m just too excited! This week at West End in Schools we announced the launch of our latest dance workshop for 2019 - The Great Race: Chinese Zodiac Dance Workshop. Read More
Two years ago we were thrilled to be asked by a Primary School we had visited in Yately if we could provide PPA Cover for their KS2 classes.
We put together a programme called Star Partnerships, giving each class West End quality weekly drama sessions expanding on their current class topic. Read More
We do shows, we do education, (and sometimes we do Birmingham too!) so we thought perhaps we should check out the Education Show at the NEC! Once we found out that dancer Darcey Bussell and Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen were key speakers we booked our train tickets! Read More
Congratulations to six of our fabulous actors who have been nominated in the annual Broadway World West End Awards. And there are a couple more nominees who we hope will join us very soon! Read More
We're thrilled to launch our new primary school INSET days backstage in three stunning locations - The Palladium and Manchester Palace are two of the most iconic theatres in the country, and Her Majesty's has been home to Phantom of the Opera since it opened in 1986. Read More
On Wednesday 19th July, while some were performing What's Your Story? in a nearby Essex primary school, and Singing in the Rain made its exit from the Palace Theatre (see the photo below!) , we made our way to the 4th Floor to record the tracks for our next literacy musical, Back to Before. Read More