We offer opportunities throughout the year for schools and colleges to engage with the theatre.  From discounts on group bookings, technical theatre workshops to advice on careers in the creative industries, we have something to inform and inspire students of all ages. 

Delivered by professional artists and theatre practitioners, our workshops are designed to support the curriculum, encourage creative thinking, and develop a deeper understanding of theatre. 

As a teacher, the Yvonne Arnaud has provided multiple educational opportunities and inspires my students.

R. Wells - Local Teacher
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Bring your school to a show

Enrich your students' experience as they see their learning live on stage!

We offer £12 tickets for school students, plus 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students, on applicable shows.

Please email or call 01483 44 00 00 to make enquiries and book with school discounts.

We know that arranging a school or college trip to the theatre can involve a bit of extra work. Our Box Office will be happy to help you plan your visit so that you and your students can relax and enjoy your trip to the theatre.

In addition to our workshops offered in-house, some visiting production companies provide their own activities for schools. Be sure to ask to sign up to our mailing list when booking so we can tell you about these.

Find something to inspire your students!


Technical Theatre Taster

A chance to explore the exciting world backstage in this introductory workshop which looks at key elements of technical theatre production. Pupils will learn more about backstage roles and how science and technology are used to influence our senses and transport us to different worlds.

Suitable for: Maximum 30 pupils from KS 2
Duration: 45 - 60 mins



We bring Shakespeare’s plays to life with games and activities. Focussing on character and themes, and with the help of costume and lots of silly props, children will experience the magic of Shakespeare. 

Suitable for: Maximum 30 pupils from KS 2
Duration: 60 mins - half day 


For more information and workshop prices, please get in touch at

Secondary & FE

Technical Theatre Taster

A chance to explore the exciting world of backstage theatre in this introductory workshop. You can choose to focus on lighting, sound or set design. Students will explore a range of backstage roles, and find out more about career pathways in technical theatre. 

Suitable for: Maximum 30 pupils from KS 3 & 4 
Duration: 90 Minutes - half day



We bring Shakespeare’s plays to life. Students get the chance to play with character and themes and explore the world of Shakespeare outside of the classroom. 

Suitable for: Maximum 30 pupils from KS 3 & 4 
Duration: 60 mins - half day 

For more information and workshop prices, please get in touch at 


Our workshops can be adapted to support the needs of your group. Get in touch at to discuss how we can best support your young people.

More information on our accessible performances can be found by clicking here.

Surrey Drama Teachers Network

We support and connect teachers through the Surrey Drama Teachers Network. 

What is it?  

  • A network for Surrey-based secondary school drama teachers, set up by the theatre in partnership with Surrey Arts. 

What opportunities does it provide?  

  • Workshops delivered each term at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre designed to support drama teachers to develop their own practical drama skills. 
  • A group to meet with both in person and online to share teaching experience and examples of best practice.  
  • Information about the work carried out by Culture Box and Surrey Arts, Arts Award delivery as well as upcoming shows and workshops taking place at the theatre which will benefit your students.   

Does it cost to join? 

The network is free to join. Practical workshops and in person networking events held at the theatre are offered at a subsidised rate of £25 per person. Termly online networking meetings are free of charge.

Me and my team had a great time, and our biggest feedback was that it was GREAT to actually work on our own subject knowledge and be able to be creative!Kayleigh Howells, Head of Drama, Ash Manor School

If you would like to join our Teachers Hub please contact Rhiannon at

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We are keen to support anyone who is interested in finding out about careers in theatre, whether it’s on stage, backstage, administration or management. 

Creative Careers Day 

We offer an annual Creative Careers Day for secondary schools. Pupils get the chance to meet our staff and take part in practical workshops which explore different career pathways in theatre. 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Rhiannon Fisher at

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We are proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. 

Find out more about Artsmark at

To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, contact Rhiannon Fisher, Head of Creative Learning on: