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Speech Bubbles

Speech Bubbles helps those in school years 1 and 2 (ages 5-7) with speech, language and communication needs through specialised drama workshops which focus around stories created by the children themselves.

Trinity Theatre is proud to be in its fourth year of bringing Speech Bubbles to West Kent and East Sussex, working with schools in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling and Sevenoaks District.

We do this in partnership with the programme’s originators, London Bubble, and generous financial support from Kent County Council and The Brook Trust.

This comes at an exciting time for Speech Bubbles, as it has recently been chosen to be part of the Learning About Culture research programme led by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

To find out more about Speech Bubbles, contact Jason and Katie via 07587 537308 or education@trinitytheatre.net


Tickets and Theatre Tours

Trinity Theatre offers a variety of tickets and tours for primary, secondary and SEN schools:

  • Discounted tickets (a limited number available per theatre, dance and film show, please see our events Calendar section for details)
  • Private screenings of films and live broadcasts (such as NT and RSC Live)
  • In-school performances with local companies and associate artists
  • Theatre and gallery tours (tailored for all ages)

 

Contact education@trinitytheatre.net for more information.


Creative Workshops

Trinity Theatre offers bespoke workshops for primary and secondary schools, either run by the Trinity team or by our associate artists and visiting production companies.

These workshops are tailored to what each school wants and can focus on:

  • Drama
  • Storytelling
  • Dance
  • Technical theatre (lighting/sound)
  • Craft
  • Make-up
  • Photography
  • Film-making
  • Set design

 

The theatre also offers Arts Award Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver, a programme designed to support children and young people who want to further engage with the arts. We can run these for small or large groups, and support the children and young people in their learning as they work towards gaining the qualification.

Contact education@trinitytheatre.net for more information.


Work Experience at Trinity

We are a working theatre and a registered charity in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. We put on a huge variety of shows and events, including drama, dance, comedy, music and cinema, and we have a really exciting youth and community programme. If you are interested in the arts, our work experience programme is designed to give students a real understanding of what working here might be like.

There are lots of hard working people behind the scenes of this vibrant theatre, so you will learn what it means to be part of a team and office-based administrative tasks that are all-important to keeping our wonderful venue running smoothly. Trinity Theatre is a “receiving house”, playing host to an array of touring shows and events. This means that our placements don’t consist of acting, performance or backstage work, however our Creative Engagement department occasionally have workshops that you can help with and we will ensure that our placements offer variety and useful transferable skills.

 

Applying for a place

Every year, we receive a large number of requests for work experience placements, so we ask everyone who is interested to fill out an application form. There are a limited number of spaces available to join us for work experience, so please give us lots of detail in your application – we want to know what excites you about a work experience placement at Trinity Theatre and your passion for the arts!

If you have any questions about the work experience placement or the form, please contact Katie Sommers via education@trinitytheatre.net

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 January 2022.

To book with us, or speak to our Creative Engagement team via education@trinitytheatre.net