Curtain Up

Curtain Up

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 offers primary schools and community groups, in London, the opportunity to see a main stage show and take part in a pre-show workshop. The pre-show workshop introduces young people to the story and themes of the production and is designed to increase confidence, creativity and well-being through drama. Workshops take place at your venue or The Old Vic Workrooms. Curtain Up supports equality of access to the arts by working with groups who would not otherwise be able to attend a live show.

Applications to take part in Curtain Up are currently closed but will reopen later in the year.

The following organisations took part in Curtain Up in January 2019: 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.

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Supported by The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust, The John Thaw Foundation and The Old Vic Impact Fund

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