Secondary Schools

Photo: Matthew Swan

What do we offer Secondary Schools?

We offer Secondary Schools theatre and performance workshops and creative programmes for pupils to take part in. Our workshops are fun, engaging and educational. We can also run after-school programmes and direct your school shows for set fees. 

We can work in Secondary Schools in West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh. If your school is outside of these areas but would still like a workshop, please get in touch. 

Our school workshops are facilitated by the core team of At the Root Theatre - you can find out more about them here.

How much does it cost?

We don't have any set fees as we take into consideration class size, workshop length, resources and type of workshop. We aim to make workshops as accessible and affordable as possible.

What can we expect?

When planning and developing your workshop, you can expect us to be in touch to discuss the needs of your class and classroom space. We want to cater our workshops to you and your pupils - that's why every workshop we deliver in Secondary Schools are different. 

In our workshop, you can expect a lot of fun, engagement and learning. We aim to create a playful environment for your pupils where they can engage with theatre and performance. We hope to nurture a love for drama and performance within children and young people by creating memorable moments in learning environments.

How do we book?

You can book our Secondary School Workshops by emailing and asking for a form or by following this link for online form.

Photo: Matthew Swan

Photo: Matthew Swan

Photo: Matthew Swan

Want some more information? Here are example workshop summaries:

Acting & Performance

Exploring different acting techniques and theatre forms

Our general Acting & Performance workshops can be tailored to suit your class size and age range. Our fun and engaging workshops can include: devising, text work, creative writing, designing, performance, pantomime, comedy, monologues, improvisation and more - just give us a wee message to discuss your options.

Creative Pathways

What careers are there in the creative industries?

Our Creative Pathways workshops aim to introduce young people to potential careers in the creative sector. We aim to create a space where students can engage with different jobs including directing, scriptwriting, acting, designing and more. This workshop can be run as a one-off workshop or as a block of workshops.

Audition Preparation

How to prepare for an audition for college or university

Auditions can be daunting spaces, but it doesn't always need to be that way! In this workshop we'll go through how to walk into an audition room, how to properly prepare and how to answer any questions the panel may ask. This workshop can be run as a one-off workshop or can be a block of workshops ending in a mock audition.

Choose Your Workshop

Tailored workshops for you class topics and themes

We can tailor our workshops to suit your class needs and topics. We can do a drama workshops on pretty much anything - get in touch with your class topic or theme and we can come up with a fun and engaging drama workshop for your pupils to take part in. Email us on on for more information.

At the Root Theatre

T: 07427674594

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