Theatre for Schools

We have four great theatres in South East Wales: Blackwood Miners Institute, The Blake Theatre in Monmouth, The Borough Theatre in Abergavenny and Riverfront in Newport.

We have compiled this list of theatre, performance and music shows that are great for schools. They support both the Expressive Arts curriculum and extra curricular activity such as after school clubs.

Apply for a Go and See grant of up to £1000 to take a school group.

Yana and the Yeti

by Nordland Visual Theatre

Imagine being far from home and all alone, arriving in a remote snow-bound village, surrounded by dense forest and strange noises. This is how Yana’s story begins. She can’t understand a word anyone says and other children tease her with tales of mythical mountain monsters. Then things start to get really hairy…?

18th February • Blackwood Miners Institutebook »


Muckers

by Thear Iolo

Paloma has always mucked about with Pichón. They dress up like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. Until one day a blinding white light lands on Paloma, and her days of dressing up, running wild, and mucking about seem to be over…?

27th February • The Borough Theatrebook »
3rd March • Blackwood Miners Institutebook »
8th March • The Riverfrontbook »


Vehicles

by Operasonic

Captain Houston and Lieutenant Schmidt are counting down to take off. But something goes horribly wrong! Join them as they spin back in time and see cars, lorries, bikes, balloons and boats from their amazing spaceship. What will they learn about vehicles and what will they learn about each other? How will they get back to their own time?

3rd March • The Riverfrontbook »


A Regular Little Houdini

by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

1909…? in the shadow of Newport’s transporter bridge: Despite the hardship his family faces, a lowly dockworker’s son, smitten by Harry Houdini, determines to emulate his hero and to follow a life of magic. His relentless ambition brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman – and one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history.

11th • 12th March • The Riverfrontbook »


Chwarae

by Thear Iolo

One morning, in that time in-between waking and the start of the day a young boy takes us on a journey to experience different worlds of play, be they imaginary, found online or in the ‘real world’, to help him discover a new found joy in playing…?

14th March • The Riverfrontbook »


Microwave

by Run Amok

15 year old Kelly, straight A student, girlfriend of the hottest boy in the school, captain of the lacrosse team, makes friends with Carly who is homeless and earning money through prostitution. Their intense friendship spurns both girls to try out different identities whilst grappling with who they are and what they want from their lives and relationships.

17th – 19th March • The Riverfrontbook »
25th March • Blackwood Miners Institutebook »