At its grand opening in April 1928, the Piccadilly Theatre was one of the largest theatres to be built in London - as its souvenir brochure claimed, 'If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris'. The opening production starred one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period, Miss Evelyn Laye.
In its early days, the Piccadilly operated as a cinema and made entertainment history when it premiered the very first talking... Read more >>
Creative Learning in the West End and how we can inspire you:
ATG’s Creative Learning team understands that time for a teacher is a very precious commodity and that now more than ever teachers are feeling the stress and strain of a long working week and a heavy workload. Our Creative Learning team also understands and recognises the value of learning through a creative process and how it can engage and stimulate students, bolstering the already extraordinary work you do. So here’s what we can offer you:
What? All of our group workshops are bespoke and can be tailored according to your student’s needs. We can explore any English or Drama text on the GCSE and A Level curriculum or otherwise.
When? We can do any weekday and our workshops are available for 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 3 hours and a full day (usually 10.30 - 16.30).
Who? Your pupils will work with our truly inspiring West End professionals – all of whom are DBS checked, see the ATG Safeguarding Policy for more information on the Enhanced Disclosures we undertake for our staff.
Where? These take place at our ATG Venues/Theatre and Pineapple Studios and will never be too far from your booked performance if in conjunction with a Theatre Production and we are also able to bring workshops to your School. We provide this service to the majority of London and are happy to accommodate you at your school if this is possible.
In partnership with our Group Sales department, we also offer regular workshops for schools on the long-running shows like Wicked, Matilda and The Woman in Black.
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We also offer a raft of open workshops for adults, these usually take place from 10:30 - 16:30 on a monthly basis in one of our venues. Past workshops have been Writing for Beginners with award-winning playwright Ali Taylor, Directing for Theatre with the thrilling Artistic Director of Theatre503, Lisa Spirling and Sung-thru musicals with the uber-talented West End MD Louisa Green, all at a very competitive price.
‘What I loved about working with Lisa was how engaging her teaching was and getting up on our feet and being a part of the process. Really worth giving it a go. It's enlightening and so useful’.
Participant Directing for Theatre 26th June 2017
‘It was a very enjoyable and an exciting opportunity. I have learnt many new things and feel more confident when singing. You have encouraged, inspired and helped me to believe in myself’.
Singing workshop Feb 2018
Work In Theatre
In addition, we run a Work In Theatre Course taking place over 4 weeks of the year in the Easter and summer holidays, designed to explore the options available to young people interested in a career in theatre. During the course you will have the chance to gain hands-on experience in one of our West End Theatres, in areas such as Front of House, Box Office, Theatre Management, Backstage, some Lighting and Sound and the opportunity to participate in workshops such as ‘being a West End Producer’, ‘Theatre Marketing’ and ‘Theatre Programming’. The intention is to give you a broad understanding of the mechanisms of West End Theatre, the roles available within the industry and a taster of the reality of the roles in order for you to fully understand what goes on behind a production.
For more information on any of the above please email email@example.com for more information.