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We’re not just in theatres. We’re at the centre of our community. You’ll find us in youth groups, schools, colleges, libraries, museums and more unexpected places. We create projects for all kinds of people and all kinds of organisations, even those who think theatre has nothing to offer them. Have a look what we can offer you.
Schools are our second home. We want to be a pupil’s creative champion and a teacher’s best friend. Our professional practitioners offer a wide range of theatre skills, acting, writing and technical. We also provide links to other artists and education specialists. Our staff are DBS checked.
We improve confidence, communication and creative expression.
We support development and delivery across the curriculum.
We use Arts Award and Artsmark to accredit our projects.
We are part of the professional artists behind Artsmad.
We offer a wide range of Work Placements.
If you can’t see what you need please get in touch. We love new ideas.
Awarded by Arts Council England and designed by teachers, the Artsmark award helps schools and education settings to demonstrate a high quality arts and cultural education.
Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources and networks of the country’s best arts and cultural organisations.
Prime Theatre are an Artsmark Associate working with Real Ideas Organisation and Create Studios to help encourage and train schools to achieve Artsmark.
For more details of Artsmark contact Prime Theatre or visit http://www.artsmark.org.uk/
You’re never too young to enjoy theatre.
We provide artists and productions for children under 5 years.
We run workshops and short projects in nurseries, children’s centres and pre-schools.
We research shows with groups of children before rehearsals start.
Butterfly was developed with guidance from children’s hospices.
Splosh! explored language and creative play at bath time and toured nationally to major theatres and community centres.
The Giving Tree played in libraries and to families who have English as a second language.
Primary Schools are where we often make the biggest difference to children and staff.
We’re happy working with a group, a class, a year or the whole school.
Our inspirational and friendly practitioners deliver individual workshops, cross-curricular projects and wider topic weeks. We lead staff training.
As well as professional productions we also deliver regular and one-off workshops in schools of all kinds including Special Provision Units.
We often use Arts Award to give pupils their first qualifications.
Invite us to come and be part of your imagination and achievement.
Teenagers are some of the most exciting artists we meet.
All that passion and creativity just waiting to be unleashed.
Invite us to meet your staff and students. We’ll run a workshop, provide technical training, lead a rehearsal, create a performance or offer professional careers advice.
We have scripts and performances to use in lessons. We run After School Clubs.
We can support you with Arts Award and Artsmark, in fact, we’ll do anything to promote arts excellence.
Let’s join forces to ensure theatre has a future.
BTEC. A Level. Undergraduate. Postgraduate. Whatever.
Ask us to engage with students and emerging artists and we will.
We teach theatre-making techniques and appreciation.
We deliver seminars on Arts Management and Business aspects.
We offer workshops in curriculum topics: theatre or English Literature.
We support new artists and companies through meetings, masterclasses and collaboration.
We open up professional rehearsals and invite students to shadow artists or join us as Work Placements.
We know it’s hard in schools right now: pressures on time, space and budgets.
If we can help in any way we will. We know that small changes can make big differences. We can lead workshops, watch rehearsals, support you in planning or delivering work around our productions, past or present.
Do you want some personal development with us?
Would you like to meet other teachers in the South West?
We have regular opportunities for you to engage with other artists and educators.
We offer Arts Award to accredit creative work, Artsmark training for strategic planning and bespoke Staff Training Sessions.
Let us know you’re there. Invite us to come and chat to you. We know everything builds from relationships.
We enjoy working with a large range of community groups.
Young people can find their voice and place in the world with us.
We create projects and performances for all kinds of young people whatever their ability and experience.
We use theatre and theatre skills (including technical and design) to develop confidence and creativity.
Our Arts Award accreditation offer improves education and employment opportunities.
IMPACT helps young people up to 25 with skills and accreditation.
Prime Theatre works with schools, community groups and young adults Not in Education, Employment or Training using Arts Award to develop creative thinking, confidence and qualifications.
Free and subsidised activities include: Art & Design, Film-making, Performance, Scriptwriting, Media Make - Up & Technical Theatre.
IMPACT groups include:
IMPACT is supported by the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund and The Wiltshire Community Foundation.
If you have a group that would benefit from IMPACT please get in touch.
Who said arts activity isn’t valuable? Arts Award is a national qualification accrediting the creative skills and leadership talent demonstrated by anyone aged 5 – 25.
We deliver Arts Award at all five levels using a variety of arts.
Discover – Introductory certificate. Ages 5+
Explore – Entry Level 3 qualification. Ages 7+
Bronze - Level 1 qualification. Ages 11+
Silver - Level 2 qualification. Ages 14+
Gold - Level 3 qualification worth 35 UCAS points. Ages 16+
Prime Theatre is an Arts Award Centre with trained Advisers so that young people can achieve an Arts Award with us. For more details please get in touch.
We are an Arts Award Supporter and offer special activities and access to young people and other groups already taking Arts Award.
For more information, please contact us or visit: www.artsaward.org.uk
To find out more visit Artsmad
Artsmad is a partnership of professional artists and organisations proving that Arts Make A Difference.
We offer a wide variety of high quality, affordable activities ranging from dance to drama, music to creative writing, digital art to visual art. Activities can take place in youth, education or community settings.
Artsmad members are Prime Theatre, Swindon Dance, Create Studios, Swindon Libraries, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Make Music Swindon, Reach Inclusive Arts and No Added Sugar.
Every year we help hundreds of young people improve their chances of achieving a career in the arts.
Prime Theatre staff will contribute to Careers Events and Mock Interviews.
Work Placements for young adults aged 11+ are available on workshops, projects and productions. If you would like to apply please click the link for a Placement Pack.
Placements are also available at the Wyvern Theatre
Prime Theatre is based at the Wyvern Theatre in the centre of Swindon.
If you would like to arrange a backstage tour please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01793 509039
Want a different and exciting way of improving staff teams and their skills?
Prime Theatre training courses challenge professionals to build their skills and improve interaction and communication in the workplace. Using simple, fun and non-threatening theatre activities training sessions cover subjects such as Personal Impact, Body Language, Influencing Others, Developing Resilience and Voice.
Bespoke training courses help businesses invest in their staff, unlock their potential and advance their communication skills.
We work with your business and design sessions to meet your needs for individuals and groups of any size. Sessions can range from one-hour masterclasses to full-day experiences.
To discuss training please contact:
Mark Powell, Artistic Director, email@example.com 01793 614864