The Lyric has a reputation for producing great theatre but it is also celebrated for the extensive programme of outreach work and training delivered by it’s Creative Learning department.
In addition to the numerous Drama courses we run in the theatre, our facilitators travel to schools and colleges across Northern Ireland supporting teachers and students.
We work with the National Theatre in London and teh Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, ensuring local amateur actors and youth theatres learn from some of the best practitioners in the country.
Classes in acting and Audition Technique support students applying to Drama School, while visiting tutors from notable establishments in the UK and US inspire their ambition.
Theatre can change attitudes and lives: our recent schools tour of a play about young people and crime, Blackout, was watched by over 4000 pupils, involving young men with experience of prison life urging them to make more sensible life choices.
We engage with people in their own communities – people already hooked on theatre and those eager to get involved – inviting them to come to their playhouse and play!
Should you wish to make a donation, it would be very much appreciated. Your support will enable us continue the valuable work of the Creative Learning Department.