At The Old Vic, we are motivated by the belief that engaging with the arts can enrich lives and expand horizons, and that early encounters with theatre can act as a gateway into the arts for young people from all backgrounds.
Curtain Up will support equality of access to the arts by working with groups who would not otherwise be able to attend a live show. Curtain Up will offer fourteen primary school and community groups, in London, age 8+, the opportunity to see our main stage show, A Christmas Carol, and take part in a pre-show workshop. The pre-show workshop will introduce young people to the story and themes of A Christmas Carol and increase confidence, creativity and well-being through drama. It will take place at your venue or The Old Vic Workrooms.
Taking part in Curtain Up in 2019 are: Boury Academy, Dunraven Primary, Fresh Arts Theatre School, Henry Dickens Community Centre, Jubilee Primary, Kings Avenue Primary, Leo Early Intervention Service, MOSAIC Clubhouse, Oasis Inclusion Project, Rugby Portobello Trust, St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School, St. Fidelis Catholic Primary School, The Priory Lodge School, Walnut Tree Walk Primary School.
Supported by The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust, The John Thaw Foundation and The Old Vic Impact Fund.
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