Programmes for primary schools

Primary workshops
Primary workshops

Arc Theatre's work in education dates back to 1984 with performances of 'Fallen' by Polly Teale and the inception of Oliver's Tales storytelling project, which was to run for more than 10 years.

We work with pre-school, infant, junior and secondary through to further and higher education colleges and universities using storytelling, drama-based workshops and interactive Forum theatre to explore choices and learn about consequences, whilst developing key communication and life-skills.

If there is something you are working on and you would like us to create a new programme, please contact us and we can develop a tailor-made project for you. In the meantime, here is a selection of our current programmes for Key Stages 1 and 2:

Download full Primary School Programmes (revised January 2007) (PDF, 199k)

Key Stage 1

Stepping Stones

theme: interaction with peers
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Solid Ground

theme: behaviour and self-esteem
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theme: creative thinking and emotional literacy
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Talking Tales

theme: speaking and listening skills
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Key Stage 2


theme: global-warming, the environment and climate change
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Story Box Theatre

theme: anti-bullying, transition to secondary school, friendship groups
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Safe and Sound

theme: bullying and respect
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Crossing the Line

theme: peer pressure, self esteem, drugs
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You Don't Say

theme: conflict resolution
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Home Front

theme: domestic violence
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Strong Ties

theme: domestic violence, safer relationships, gender respect
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Lost for Words

theme: communication and friendship
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Newsflash: New schools programmes for Early Years through to KS2

Primary Tales for schools

Arc Theatre's Primary Tales are a brand new range of storytelling performances and interactive sessions designed to bring creativity to the classroom and make literacy fun for everyone.

Find out about Primary Tales featuring The Boy Who Couldn't Dream and Gabriel's Star!

and two new anti-bullying programmes:

for Key Stage 1: The Tumble Village Story - participatory storytelling sessions:

Download full Tumble Village Story flyer (PDF, 93k)

for Key Stage 2: Sophie's Story interactive workshops:

Download full Sophie's Story flyer (PDF, 111k)


Theatre for Youth Inclusion

Find out about our new range of programmes for vulnerable young people