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Theatre Workout - The Next Ten Years

by Adam Milford in 

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £1,480 with 11 supporters in 118 days

Arts Education: A Right, Not A Privilege!

by Adam Milford in

Creating bespoke theatre workshops in London's West End since 2006! 

The Problem:

Drama does not exist on the National Curriculum.

London is the theatre capitol of the world.

We believe more can be done to provide young people with confidence building, inspiring drama workshops, to give them the best theatre experience possible!

The number of students studying drama GCSE dropped 23% between 2003-2013 and arts education funding has been cut for decades (The Warwick Report, 2015), yet the creative industries generates £84.1bn to the UK economy.

Drama, more than any other arts subject, builds confidence, inspires creativity, and nurtures vital social and life skills. We see the impact it has on young people in every workshop we deliver, and it has been proven that participation in the arts benefits many parts of young peoples education and personal development. 

"Days like this really enhance the curriculum" Vally Park Community School

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The Last Ten Years: 

Created in 2006, we have developed the official education programmes for over 30 major West End plays and musicals, and created an unrivalled range of bespoke workshops which cover all aspects of theatre performance, tailored to any West End production.

We have also run summer schools, staged productions, hosted student conferences, and we now cater for over 8,000 students a year from all over the world as part of their theatre visits! 

Our broad range of bespoke theatre programmes include:

  • Educational drama workshops for schools and student groups
  • Teambuilding events and developmental training programmes for corporate clients
  • Fun and entertaining party packages for stag and hen parties, social groups and arts festivals
  • Summer schools and short courses
  • Group hospitality services, including theatre tickets, tours, meals, travel and accommodation

We have had some amazing experiences in the past ten years. We taught 3,000 people the Mambo in Trafalgar Square before a screening of Dirty Dancing; created the English Theatre in Venice with a production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing; and we have worked with so many truely outstanding productions.

However, we feel we have barely started and have so much more we can do. The next ten years will be amazing!

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The Next Ten Years:

Everything we have achieved has been down to our experience, expertise and our passion for what we do. Imagine what we could achieve with just a little bit of support.

Winning VOOM would help us achieve all of our future goals, which include:

  • Expanding our summer school programme, creating courses and workshops throughout the year for students of all ages
  • Investing into our support fund, subsidising drama training for schools and students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Growing our educational workshops for schools
  • Establishing a studio of our own in the heart of London's West End

Our lack of funding has meant we have barely scratched the surface of Theatre Workout's potential. With your support we can achieve so much more and give young people life-changing experiences through theatre.

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Support Fund:

As part of our future investment plans, we plan to invest into the development of new courses and activity programmes for young people, funneling profits into the fund to the Theatre Workout Support Fund. This will allow us to subsidise drama training for schools and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Through our Crowdfunder campaign, you can contribute to our investment plan and help us create much needed opportunities for deserving young people to get the training they need.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A massive thank you for your support

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£5 Reward

Thank you on Twitter and Facebook

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£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my pitch and for helping our support fund.

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£25 Reward

A thank you for believing in my pitch and for helping our support fund, on all our social media channels.

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£50 Reward

A thank you for believing in my pitch and for helping our support fund, on social media and our websites

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£75 Reward

A huge thank you on social media and our website plus a Theatre Workout Academy t-shirt

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£100 Reward

A personal thank you by phone from our founder and a public thank you on social media and our website

£100 or more

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A massive thank you and a meal for two at Planet Hollywood

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£150 Reward

A huge thank you for believing in our project, plus a private, one hour coaching session on public speaking technique (can also be on acting, auditions, voice and speech)

£200 or more

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A massive thank you and pair of tickets to see a play at the National Theatre Mon-Thu

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£250 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project and a pair of tickets to see a West End production on any Monday-Thursday performance (subject to ticket availability)

£400 or more

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A two hour workshop for your school or business on any of our West End or bespoke programmes, for up to 25 people.

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£500 Reward

An invitation to our summer school performances, a public thank you and personal thank you from our founder, plus a private two hour coaching session on Public Speaking (can also be on acting and other performance techniques)

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A grant made in your name to a deserving student through the Theatre Workout Support Fund

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£2,500 Reward

One-year Silver Sponsorship of Theatre Workout for your business, which includes your logo and profile on our websites and inclusion in all marketing activities - Visit http://www.theatreworkoutacademy.com/#!support-us/c185v for more information

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£4,000 Reward

Gold level sponsorship of Theatre Workout for one year - For full information go to http://www.theatreworkoutacademy.com/#!support-us/c185v

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