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Key 103 Cash for Kids on the Coliseum’s Education Partnership Scheme

Oldham Coliseum Theatre's Education Partnership Scheme

Cash For Kids, the official charity of Key 103, support the Coliseum’s work with local schools through our Education Partnership Scheme. Our Learning and Engagement Department worked with 12 schools this academic year culminating in three inter-school performances in March. With the continued support of Cash for Kids, we’re excited to be extending our work with schools for the 2017-18 academic year.


Danny Simpson, Board Member of Key 103 Cash for Kids, came along to the Coliseum to watch the students’ performances:

“We’re really pleased to be working with Oldham Coliseum Theatre again. The project they delivered last year was amazing and really made a difference to so many children in the Oldham community.

 The team at the Coliseum are an amazing set of people who always want to get the best for the children they work with, and this is great example of them doing just that – to help other schools that need a little financial support, which will allow more children to get involved in the project they do. If you get chance to watch the final performance at the end of this year’s project you’ll see the difference it makes.

 We are always happy to support local initiatives, as we see ourselves as an extension of every community in the Manchester area. This is what we are all about, it’s fantastic for the people of Oldham and Manchester to see the money they help raise here at Cash for Kids go back into their community.  We are strong believers and advocates of this mantra – money raised locally will stay locally. We are so proud of all the projects we support, and we hope to support even more projects this year. 

 It’s also great for us to be able to continue our support as we know Oldham Coliseum Theatre supports us with fundraising and the Mission Christmas campaign, which will be here again before you know it!   

Well done and good luck to the Coliseum and the children of Oldham! We can’t wait to come and watch you all again the end of year performance.”


The Education Partnership Scheme uses a programme of activities, training and mentoring to engage young people in the theatre and support learning through drama. Students have the opportunity to take part in master classes with theatre specialists, visit the Coliseum to see productions and work together to co-write and produce their own inter-school performance on the Coliseum’s Main Stage.

If you’d like to learn more about the Education Partnership Scheme contact our Learning and Engagement Officer: Education, Sarah Eastaff at




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