We have a dedicated team to work with schools, colleges & universities, supporting them in their cultural education and finding new ways of working together. 

Serena B. Robins - School's Partnership Manager (for schools, colleges & universities) or 020 8279 1104.


Newham Schools £9
Non-Newham Schools £10

The Unreturning - download the EDUCATION PACK
Noughts & Crosses - Schools' Festival Opportunity

Call our box office to secure the best deal: 020 8534 0310

Book 30+ tickets & get a free 50 minute drama workshop for your students. 

Workshops to explore the show with students: at Theatre Royal Stratford East: £60 + VAT or we come to you for £80 + VAT (max 30 students).

Noughts & Crosses schools’ festival

Be inspired, be challenged, be engaged. This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz for stage is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

On Mon 29 Apr we invite those schools and colleges to join us in a Noughts & Crosses Festival, where they will share their wok in our theatre. It will be a day of workshops, interactive experiences and performances, where all schools and colleges are welcome to come and enjoy the programme.

For more details, please contact Serena B. Robins -  or call 020 8279 1104.


VIP Day Pass: Students see a production, participate in a workshop & take a tour of our Grade II listed building (£25 per student + VAT).

We can place an artist in your school over a period of time to meet your needs. Recent creative residencies have supported Literacy in Plashet School for Girls, Kingsford Community & The Royal Docks Community School.

Arts Award & Artsmark 
Talk to us about how we can support this in your school.



Talks & Tours: we can create bespoke tours for students to explore behind the scenes and our unique history.

(£45 +VAT for Newham organisations, £65 +VAT for non-Newham). 

Education Resources are available on request (digital with curriculum links and activity suggestions).

Newham Year 10 Work Experience in partnership with Stratford Circus.

University students are welcome to apply for a placement with us. We particularly encourage Applied Theatre & Stage Management students.

Careers Workshops: How to get work in the creative industries. A two hour workshop to explore this career pathway.

Youth Theatre
We welcome your students to join one of our Youth Theatres and get connected to the industry.

Join our Teachers’ Focus Group to discuss our work & influence future programming - for free. Please complete THIS FORM to join our Teachers' Club


11,609 students attended performances here in the last academic year.

Thank you for being so generous with your time and sharing your knowledge of the production and the iconic history and relevance to British theatre.’ – Mousetrap Theatre Projects.

We were very pleased with the production, the workshop and post show talk provided excellent opportunities for analysis and reflection on key themes.’ – Teacher.

It was totally valuable – many of the students had not been to the theatre and they need to see live theatre to do their GCSE.’ – Teacher.


To BOOK any of our events, please contact Serena B. Robins via email or by calling 020 8279 1104.



Theatre Royal Stratford East partnered with West Ham United Foundation to create CREATIVE WORDS - a creative arts, poetry, drama and spoken word programme at Kingsford and Royal Docks Community Schools. The programme supports young people within secondary schools to positively enhance their English Language and Literacy attainment levels, whilst providing unique opportunities to develop confidence and engage with their local theatre through interactive sessions and a celebratory performance.


We are pleased to have completed our Creative Word project with Royal Docks and Kingsford students - exploring the power of words. Please take a look at their work above and see their progress throughout the film. Many Thanks to West Ham Foundation for their support.

If you are a school or college interested in developing language through poetry; then please contact Darnell Shakespeare on

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