Each year The London Theatre Challenge enables over 3,000 young people from state secondary schools to attend oustanding theatre productions with best seats for just ¬£5. We target the most disadvantaged young people, prioritising schools with a high number of students on free school meals, a recognised indicator of deprivation. Teachers tell us that a theatre visit can have a huge impact for their students, helping to broaden their horizons and to open their eyes to the possibilities theatre can offer.
It ran from 3:55 PM, 2 December 2008 to 3:58 PM, 10 July 2009
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1053434)
Following the end of the government initiative which funded The London Theatre Challenge, Mousetrap Theatre Projects needs to raise ¬£100,000 each year to keep this valued programme going. Many who take part are studying English or Drama, but the visit can also support students in any subject. For many it this will be their first experience of a major London theatre production and we do all we can to support teachers in making the experience an unforgettable one for their students. Each visit is supported by resources to help their teacher use the visit to inspire classroom work and by a Question and Answer session with the cast or creative team. While the theatre industry generously supports our work by helping to subsidise top-price tickets to less than half their usual cost, we depend on the support of individuals, companies and trusts and foundations to offer prices schools and parents can afford and to provide the valued education work that enhances each visit. Please contact us to discuss how you could sponsor this much valued scheme.
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