Fairytale Explorer drama workshops

Explore fairytales using the skills and techniques of professional theatre. 

Fairytales Explorer Drama Workshop

From Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Jack and the Beanstalk, our Fairytale Explorer workshops investigate traditional fairytales using the skills and techniques of professional theatre. 

Our facilitators are not only experts at exploring stories with children, but they're also professional actors. By exploring the fairytale and getting inside the heads of the characters, children can develop their feelings and ideas about the story while immersing themselves in the world of the tale. 

Each drama workshop can last between 35 and 90 minutes depending on your chosen tale, and we can work with children from EYFS to KS2.

You choose up to 3 fairytales to focus on per day out of our workshop selection.

The Fairytale Library

Title EYFS & KS1 Lower KS2 Upper KS2
Goldilocks and the Three Bears X X
Little Red Riding Hood X X
Cinderella* X X
Jack and the Beanstalk X X X
Rumplestiltskin X X
The Elves and the Shoemaker X X
Hansel and Gretel X X
The Little Match Girl X X
The Princess and the Pea X X
The Emperor's New Clothes X
The Ugly Duckling X X

Coming Soon: From September 2019 onwards we will also be available with The Little Mermaid and The Pied Piper of Hamelin for Upper KS2.

*The workshops explore child-friendly versions of the original fairytales, which are often very different from well known adaptations such as those by Disney. Each session is carefully tailored to the age group but if you have any questions about whether content is suitable please ask!

Preparation

To get the best out of our drama workshops children should be familiar with the fairytales in advance. However if you'd like to use the workshop to introduce the topic just let us know!

What you need to know

Workshop leader: An experienced drama facilitator, with a current Enhanced DBS check.

Age range: Reception to Year 6 (with Nursery versions of appropriate workshops).

Location: In your school hall

Group size: Up to 30 children per class.

Minimum booking lengths: Bookings as short as one class for one hour are available to schools inside the M25, and also in Oxfordshire. We hope to offer this flexibility in other parts of the country in due course.

For schools in and south of Birmingham, and in and east of Bristol the minimum booking is a half-day. Elsewhere in the country the minimum booking is a full day.