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‘A brilliant experience. My daughter was fascinated and really enjoyed it. Thank you’

A parent on Tale Trail
Tale Trail to The Borrowers


The Education team at the New Vic provides creative learning opportunities for everyone from four-years-old and upwards. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome.

We believe that drama, as well as a vital art form in its own right, is a powerful means of learning – promoting problem solving skills , questioning and self-discovery.

We are committed to lifelong learning and giving everyone access to creative opportunities and activities. We work both within the formal education sector and in informal settings. Much of our work is involved in curriculum development and we deliver creative approaches across all subjects.

From Youth Theatre to groups for older adults, holiday projects and family learning, come and get involved!

To find out more about about New Vic Education’s work please contact Lynn Parry:

tel: 01782 381366



Summer Holiday Projects 2018

Play in a week
Come and work with our Youth Theatre Director to create a circus themed play in a week!
We will create a brand new short play, have a circus workshop and find a way of merging theatre and circus in our very own production.
This year’s play in a week marks the 250th anniversary of circus and will therefore be being performed as a curtain raiser at the “Roll Up, Roll Up” performance in Lyme Valley Park.

Please note all rehearsals will be in our New Vic Studio (Tues-Fri) with the performance being at Lyme Valley at 14.30 on the Saturday.

Ages: 11-16
Dates: 31 July – 4 August
Times: 10.00-16.00 (Tues-Fri)
10.00-15.30 (Sat)

Show at 14.30 Saturday (please get picked up from Lyme Valley)

Cost: £85/£65 concessions
(Bring a packed lunch with you)


Summer Film Club
Do you love going to the cinema? Have you ever wondered what does into creating the world that you see on screen? Would you like to have a go at performing and making your own mini films?

Then Summer Film Club is for you! Working with an experienced TV filmmaker and our Youth Theatre Director, you will get the opportunity to learn about how film is made and have a go at creating your own.
You will do a range of activities from performing to designing your poster!

Film Club is where technology and inspiration meet! You don’t need to be technical – you just need to come along with a vivid imagination and a passion for film!

Ages: 12-16
Dates: 6-8 August
Times: 10-00 – 16.00
Cost: £65/£45 concessions
(Bring a packed lunch with you)


Wind in the Willows
Make and share tales of the riverbank with all the characters you’ll find there. Join us for 3 days of drama games and fun activities. Share ideas and make new friends!

Ages: 6-10
Dates: 14-16 August
Times: 10-00-15.30
Cost: £65/£45 concessions
(Bring a packed lunch with you)


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