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Let's Play

Let's Play

Create an extraordinary school play with the National Theatre
 

What is Let's Play?

  • Let’s Play provides primary schools with everything you need to make an outstanding piece of theatre. 


Why take part in Let's Play?

  • An impressive and entertaining school play that everyone will be proud of.
  • Pupils gain confidence and team working  skills.
  • Teachers learn how to stage high-quality school productions.
  • Teachers develop their understanding of creative learning, and how to apply those skills  in their classrooms.


What does your school get?

  • Access to eight new scripts for children to perform.
  • Musical scores and backing tracks for original songs.
  • CPD courses for teachers led by professional theatre makers. (Courses run termly.)
  • A Teacher Toolkit and film resources. Cross-curricular activities. 
  • The opportunity for children to gain an Arts Award.


Where did Let's Play come from?

  • Let’s Play was developed by the National Theatre with teachers and school leaders from a broad range of primary schools.
  • Let's Play aims  to transform creativity and theatre-making in primary schools, with pupils and teachers learning new skills.


How do I take part?

  • Let’s Play costs £350 per academic year. Discounted places are also available – please contact Lorna (below) for more information. 
  • To register to take part, please complete this short form


For more information about Let’s Play please contact Lorna on 020 7452 3370 or email lmcginty@nationaltheatre.org.uk

‘Every aspect of the course has been really useful. It has helped me think differently about how to stage our performance and move away from our traditional way of staging, which is really exciting and freeing.’
Teacher

'I had no confidence or experience prior to the course. I'm leaving with ideas that form a framework or what I want to achieve and how I'll achieve it.' 
Teacher

'The children have developed skills in understanding the relationship between characters and audience, focus, working ‘as one’ and in problem-solving.' 
Teacher 

To find out more about the National Theatre's Schools programmes and projects, sign up to our mailing list. If you're new to the National, you will need to register with your personal and school's details. If you already have an account, please email learning@nationaltheatre.org.uk with your name, and school name and address, postcode and your job title.


Let’s Play is based on an original idea by Katie Mitchell.

Let’s Play is supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Charlotte and Simon Warshaw.

 

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Let's Play: Trailer

Create an exciting production in your school with support from the National Theatre. Watch this trailer to find out how you can get involved.

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Take a look behind the scenes at the National Theatre, and find out who and what it takes to make a production for one of our three stages.

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