West End in Schools

West End in Schools offers dance and drama workshops, pantomimes, and Shakespeare workshops to primary schools all over the UK.


Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts. Our mission is to use the skills of professional theatre to provide highly creative cultural experiences which children will remember for ever.

Our workshops and shows are created and performed by professional actors, writers, directors and designers who we commission from within the professional theatre and children’s television industries.

For the 2021-2022 year we’re offering a wide range of dance and drama workshops tailored for Reception to Year 6. Topics range from literacy, anti-bullying, Diwali, climate change and Shakespeare.

In particular our Anti-bullying drama workshop runs class-by-class to spread a positive and inclusive anti-bullying message, and is ideal for Anti-bullying week (15th to 19th November).

Our literacy-based workshops are especially popular during World Book Day in March. Bringing Books to Life workshops explore popular children’s books through dance, while Shakespeare Explorer workshops take on some of the Bard’s most popular plays.

You can find out more on our website, and please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!


English Lead - Potley Hill Primary School - June 2021, 5 Stars
What a fantastic experience for the children! The buzz in the school was amazing, and it was wonderful to see all children so engaged with a classical text. I would highly recommend and can't wait for another visit!


Year 5 Class Teacher - Barford St Peters CofE Primary School - June 2021, 5 Stars
Fantastic!! So so engaging and exciting for all age groups. We absolutely loved our workshop & found that the children learnt so much and it was made more memorable through the drama and movement. Upon returning to class the children were able to explain everything they had learnt and recount what they did!


Deputy Head - Arundel Court Primary Academy - June 2021, 5 Stars
The climate change workshops our children took part in were fantastic and the resources which supported these really helped our children develop a stronger understanding and knowledge of how climate change will impact their lives and others.

Phase Leader - Drayton Park Primary School - July 2021, 5 Stars
I could not recommend the Shakespeare workshop more highly. It was absolutely brilliant. The children really loved seeing the play they had studied come to life in front of them as they acted it out.

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