We aim to spark a life-long love of theatre through our secondary schools’ programme, inspiring future artists, theatre makers and new critical voices. To discuss the ways your students can engage in any of the following activities, contact bencain@coliseum.org.uk or call 0161 785 7000 for more information.

Secondary Education Partnership Scheme

Our Secondary Education Partnership Scheme is an award nominated project that has engaged over 8000 young people from Greater Manchester. The Scheme aims to inspire students through cultural activity, where they learn and become immersed in a range of creative processes, by building knowledge and understanding in all aspects of producing theatre. The Scheme includes the following provision:


  • Inter-school performance: Supported by technicians and directors, school groups create a piece of theatre, in response to a Main Stage Coliseum production and collectively perform on the Coliseum’s stage.
  • Masterclasses: Coliseum practitioners will visit your school and can deliver masterclasses on all aspects of a producing theatre from stage craft to performance.
  • Teachers’ CPD: We hold regular events for teachers, together with industry and education specialists linking directly to the Drama syllabus.
  • Theatre tickets: Schools are entitled to 3 x 20 tickets for Coliseum productions across the academic year. This offer excludes pantomime.
  • Pre-show talks and workshops: Specialist talks and workshops with the Coliseum’s team to enrich students’ visits to see performances.


The Coliseum offers masterclasses into all aspects of producing theatre from stage craft to performance delivered by a specialist practitioner. We offer standalone workshops or we can work with you to create a bespoke package of work to suit your students’ area of exploration.

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