Workshops & screenings for Performing Arts, Media Studies & English secondary students
Led by professional practitioners, these workshops lead students through the devising process, introduce them to the key concepts involved in costume, set and stage make-up design and provide exciting overviews of performances.
'The workshop leader was superb; super-dynamic, knowledgeable and understanding of the needs of our students.'
(Year 11 teacher)
New Session Added
The V&A’s Schools’ Programme joins forces with the professional design team of the Royal Court to offer students brilliant opportunities in set design.
Learn about the steps involved in designing for performance and look at rare set models. Visit the Royal Court theatre, meet and talk to members of the creative team about their current show and try out ideas for themselves.
Suitable for Key Stage 4 and above
Date: 15 January: 11.00 – 15.00 (Day starts at the V&A then transfers by tube to the Royal Court.)
Cost: £150 per day.
Capacity: Places limited to 25 students per session.
To book call +44 (0) 20 7942 2211 or email email@example.com
Be inspired by set models in the V&A theatre and performance collections, and then make your own model in response to a text.
Autumn Term: 27 September,10 October & 14 November
Spring Term: 8 March & 18 April
Summer Term: 1 May
Find out how theatre costumes are designed and made. Be inspired by original costumes from productions such as The Lion King, then produce your own costume designs.
Autumn Term: 26 September & 24 October
Spring Term: 9 January
Summer Term: 12 & 19 June
Book a special Hollywood Costume design workshop during our autumn exhibition: 25 October 22 November 10 December & 10 January
Work with a theatrical make-up artist and learn about the process of designing and applying stage make-up.
Autumn Term: 28 September, 17 October & 21 November
Spring Term: 16 January & 13 February
Work with members from Complicite, one of the world’s most inspirational theatre companies. View a recording of one of Complicite’s plays then take part in a fast-paced practical devising workshop.
Autumn Term: 3 October & 20 November
Spring Term: 15 January & 27 March
Capacity: Maximum 30 students per session
To book call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to work with a costume designer?Suitable for Key Stage 4-5
We are offering teachers and students the FREE opportunity to work on an extended project with an industry professional.
Teachers: plan and work with a resident costume designer to extend your own skills and knowledge.
Students: gain valuable experience to help with the aims of your course.
Taking inspiration from the iconic costumes and displays in the V&A Hollywood Costume exhibition which opens on 20 October, this is a unique opportunity to practically experience the production design process in-depth.
Available: October 2012-March 2013
Booking: Essential, places are limited
To book call +44(0)20 7942 2211
Watch acclaimed full-length professionally recorded performances from the National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP), the UK's only collection of live recorded productions.
Our Country’s Good
7 January, 7 February, 8 March & 19 April
The Street of Crocodiles
14 January, 15 February & 15 March
The Elephant Vanishes
27 November, 21 January 2013, 22 March & 16 April
Lady Windermere’s Fan
28 January, 15 April, 7 May & 23 May
22 April, 29 April, 14 May & 21 May
Available: Selected Dates
Cost: £60 per group
Capacity: Maximum 140 students
To book call +44 (0)20 7942 2211