School trip to Mousetrap Theatre Projects
MTP is a theatre education charity dedicated to bringing the magic of theatre into the lives of disadvantaged young people.
They take over 14,000 young people to see a top London production each year. They enhance that experience with education programmes in schools and communities, using theatre as a catalyst to explore ideas, learn new skills, develop creativity and offer new perspectives.
The impact of a theatre visit on young people can be profound. It can change their attitudes, open doors to new possibilities, explore a different aspect of life, teach them something new or simply make them laugh.
What Makes Them Different?
While many theatres work within their own community, they take young people who rarely leave their local area into London’s centre for their theatre visit. They broaden their horizons, inspire them by showing them what is beyond their doorstep and open their eyes to London’s incredible theatre scene.
They are not venue-based and being independent of any theatre or producer, they are in the unique position to work across the breadth of London theatre. This gives them the freedom to take young people to see shows across the spectrum – plays, musicals, dance, opera – that they believe will stimulate and inspire them.
They serve young people mainly aged 11-18 yrs old. They aim to reach those who have never been to the theatre before, particularly in the West End, for financial, social or cultural reasons. They prioritise youth groups and schools with a large portion of young people who are disadvantaged and run specialist programmes for those who have special needs or a sensory disability.
MysterySolved Challenge – Literacy Project for Year 6 Pupils
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Mysterysolved Challenge is an inclusive playwriting project for Upper Key Stage 2 pupils, which uses a theatre trip as a stimulus for in-school workshops with actor/facilitators in role. Over the course of half a term, children work with specialist facilitators to create their very own class play. The project can be tailored to support existing PSHE or literacy targets.
- CPD day for teachers
- Theatre tickets for students to see The Mousetrap at £8 each
- 3 fun and interactive in-school writing workshops with ‘actors in role’
- Resources to encourage a collaborative approach to playwriting
- A trip to St Martin’s Theatre in the West End to see the class play performed by professional actors
- Celebratory Awards Ceremony; all participants receive certificates & prizes