A collection of some of the finest and most popular National Theatre shows has been made available free for primary schools to bring the magic of the theatre right into the classroom…
A treasure trove: The National Theatre Collection offers schools incredible access to a range of high-quality teaching resources, including from the 2014 production of Treasure Island (Image: Johan Persson/National Theatre) -

Introducing children to theatre and drama can be difficult if there is no theatre nearby – or if financial constraints mean that families are unable to afford it. So, what can teachers do to bring the magic of the theatre to life?

The National Theatre launched a collection of its finest and most popular shows specifically curated for use in state-funded primary schools. It follows the success of a similar scheme for secondary schools.

Primary schools can sign up for the scheme and use a single log-in to access a wide range of plays and productions, with accompanying lesson ideas and materials to support creative learning across the curriculum – not just in arts-based subjects.

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