Schools & ArtsMark

NIE is an Arts Award Supporter and registered Arts Award Centre.


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NIE’s storytelling, creative writing and drama workshops bring imaginative new approaches to the curriculum and whole school development. We can offer performances, workshops and projects working with your school and a team of talented professional artists.

Workshops can be tailored to suit age and ability. We can offer one-off workshops or develop a longer-term project together. Working with young people as co-creators and as artists in their own right, our projects develop confidence, team building, literacy, self-esteem, digital and leadership skills.

Art & Design/ English/ History/ Music/ Citizenship

Art Forms:
Drama & Performance/ Film/ Heritage / Music/ Visual Arts

Key stages:

“Being involved with Tales from the Edge of Town has been a fantastic experience. NIE theatre company has provided students with a fantastic opportunity to work with industry professionals. They are fun and approachable group of individuals who have made the students feel comfortable enough to try new skills and experiences in turn helping to develop their confidence. Students have shown a high level of dedication to the project because of the enthusiasm brought by the company and active involvement through the creative process.”
— Natalie Evans – Drama Teacher at Trumpington Community College

Example projects

Arts Award Discover Days for KS2
Writing stories, making music, drawing linking to different art forms.
The day culminates with a mini performance from young people for their friends and family alongside gaining an arts award.

Shakespeare Workshops
NIE delivers workshops on Shakespeare making the stories and poetry accessible and relevant for all ages.

6 – 12 week project
Regular workshops with a class as they write stories, make music, developing, film making, animation, create art work culminating with a performance / installation with NIE’s ensemble of Actor/ Musicians.

“I watched the children’s faces during all stages of the performance and they were
enthralled. Many of them could recognize their ideas in what they saw. It was
greatly enjoyed, but more importantly, will have a long-lasting effect, and even
impact on their future direction, for many of them. Fantastic!”
— Sally Haiselden, Head Teacher at Cherry Hinton Primary School

Teacher CPD
Bespoke sessions introducing a range of creative storytelling techniques that can be used across the curriculum: Shakespeare, creative writing and role-play suitable for all Key Stages.

Find out more

If you are interested in finding out how NIE Theatre can support your Artsmark journey, please contact Associate Director Michael Judge.


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