Whether you and your school have previously worked with Action Transport Theatre or whether this is an introduction to us, we offer high-quality theatre-based learning opportunities and access to the best theatre performances either in school or at our theatre.

Why work with us?

We have over 30 years of providing high quality theatre for children and young people

We offer access to productions, workshops & residencies all tailor-made to you

We have extensive skills and experience in developing literacy, communication, social and personal skills through encouragement of creative growth.

We support teachers in using theatre as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum

We work closely with Bridge Organisation – Curious Minds

We support schools to achieve Arts Mark status

We are an Arts Award Centre and can support your young people in gaining their Arts Awards 

We are open to developing new projects with schools. 

Current Projects to connect with

Primary

Happily Ever After

Our groundbreaking LGBT play for primary schools hits the road again in 2017. We have teamed up with The Proud Trust to offer expert wrap around activities for teachers and pupils designed to combat homophobia in the classroom. Click here for more info.

Vehicles

Vehicles is an artistic collaboration between Action Transport Theatre and composer Professor Martyn Harry, Oxford University which explores opera and theatre for children. We are developing a new touring show based on workshops delivered with primary schools in Oxford and Ellesmere Port in 2015. The produdtion will be offered with participatory music workshops for key stage 2 children. 

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf 

Our annual Christmas co-production with the Unity Theatre will play at our venue Whibty Hall following it's Liverpool run.  We offer free tailor made literacy workshops for all school bookings based on this classic fairytale.

West Cheshire College Peer Educating Project Spring 2017 KS2

This is a peer led project written by local secondary school pupils and performed by West Cheshire College performing arts students. It is mentored and led by professional teams at Action Transport Theatre and West Cheshire College and includes a dynamic performance and peer led workshop programme enabling students to explore important issues whilst helping raise levels of aspiration.

Secondary

She Wins All the Races 

The co production with Mad Alice Theatre is a funny and thought provoking new show for ages 13+ about growing up with the certainty of loss. We offer workshops supporting emotional literacy as well as workshops exploring the subjects of theology, ethics and philosophy.  

Please see the download on the right for a list of our previous schools projects.

Feedback

“The workshop with Kevin was a huge success. His approach & manner with the children is so natural and calming. I, and my team, have learnt a few creative strategies which we will use ourselves.” Vicky Jones, Reception Teacher – Parklands Primary School, Ellesmere Port

“I love everything that ATT do - the world is a better place for the good work that is done by the company.” Sue Finch, Headteacher - Westminster Primary School

“One of our younger pupils is a reluctant learner, although he has the ability to do well he puts barriers in place due to his varying SEN needs. He does have a statement for ADHD amongst other issues outside of education which means he finds school difficult at times, in regards to both socialising and keeping attention. He was very animated, something I had not seen him do much (as if he let his guard down and just be a ten year old). He was clapping, singing, dancing along – really engaging with the cast as well as myself and a peer sat nearby him. He spoke positively and with enthusiasm on the journey back to school” - Dorin Park Special School, Chester

“Our experiences of working with ATT have been overwhelmingly positive and have supported us in developing, tolerance, pride and self confidence in our pupils” - Parklands Primary School, Ellesmere Port

For more information on our work with schools, please contact Project Manager Jess Egan on 0151 357 2120 or email jess@actiontransporttheatre.org