Through Children’s eyes:
School children as theatre audiences
A Symposium hosted by theatre alibi and university of exeter drama department
As school budgets are cut and arts in the curriculum are squeezed tight, what will be missed if school children lose access to theatre? We’ll be looking at the case for live performance having a considerable and lasting impact. And, given that performances for school children are a way of reaching an exceptionally diverse audience, we’ll be exploring models that might allow the activity not only to survive, but to thrive. Aimed at artists, programmers, policy makers, educators and academics, this is an opportunity to hear from UK and international speakers, to have discussions, to plan and to party.
Theatre Alibi have been taking shows into UK primary schools for over thirty years and the symposium builds on PhD research, supported by Exeter University, revealing the impact of the company’s work.
2nd and 3rd of July 2020, University of Exeter. Further details coming soon.