Curtain Up

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 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 twelve 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.


  • Pre-show workshops will take place between the 7–13 Jan
  • Performances will take place between the 12–18 Jan


  • You must be either a Primary School or a Community Group to take part
  • Your group must include up to 30 young people
  • We welcome applications from SEND groups


The project is offered free of charge, to find out more and to apply please contact:

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

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