We’re so happy to be launching 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 the 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.
Now The Old Vic, along with other theatres, is closed. But there is still good work we can do. Mostly through the social mission of the theatre – whilst the art on stage is on hold, we can bring our work to you at home, and in your schools. That’s the idea behind the Education Hub – a resource for teachers, students, parents home schooling, young creatives of the future at home wanting to learn new skills; this is 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 we are able to continue our work despite the global crisis we are in.
Enjoy the Hub and look after each other.
Claire Foy and Matt Smith