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War Horse Project

A close up of a brown horse's face, and an image of a person riding a horse

War Horse Project

A thrilling live theatre opportunity for Years 5 and 6 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

See the award-winning War Horse at the National Theatre and take part in an education programme to give pupils in Years 5-6 an exciting introduction to the topic of the First World War.

You will receive:

  • An in-school workshop for your class led by a NT drama specialist taking place between 12 – 20 November 2018.
  • Tickets to see War Horse at the National Theatre on Wednesday 21 November 1.30pm (maximum of 35 tickets per class, including adult places).
  • Creative History Resource Pack to support further learning of the First World War in the classroom.


NB. Performance running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20-minute interval. The production includes the firing of gunshots, moderate violence and occasional mild swearing. Please contact us if you require more details.

On previous primary projects:
The combination works very well and is fantastic value. The children’s enjoyment of the production is enhanced by their experiences on the workshop day. Poplar Primary School

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Cost: £300 per class

This project is open to London state primary schools.

There are a limited number of places available for War Horse Project. Where demand is high, priority will be given to schools with a high proportion of relatively high levels of deprived pupils (as measured by those who are eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium).

Bursary Support
The National Theatre wants to ensure that a wide range of schools can take part in the NT Learning Primary programme including those for which the programme costs present a significant barrier to participation. We offer a limited number of bursaries providing a significant reduction in cost. Should you be interested in applying for a bursary and would like to find out more about whether your school would be eligible, please contact Amy Powell on the number or email above.