Welcome to The Old Vic’s Education Hub. Last year, when we were rehearsing the play LUNGS, we had the opportunity to take our show into a couple of local schools to try it out in front of an audience before bringing it to The Old Vic’s stage. This experience was electrifying and petrifying in equal measure but it did give us a chance to see first-hand how taking theatre into schools can make a massively positive impact.
When theatres closed due to the pandemic, The Old Vic maintained their mission to support, share and uphold theatre for as many people as possible. As well as making productions available to live stream, they launched the Education Hub – a resource for teachers, students, parents home schooling, and young creatives of the future at home wanting to learn new skills. The theatre has now reopened but the Hub continues to grow and is still something that everyone can have access to, for free.
Hopefully, through using the Hub, more people will also understand and appreciate all that theatre has to offer – and how vital it is that The Old Vic are able to continue their work on stage and off.
We hope you enjoy exploring all these brilliant resources.
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