With the presence of creativity in schools currently under threat by changes to the curriculum, our Creative Learning Network will bring inspiring sessions to teachers, artists and practitioners from the region.

We will explore ways to use creativity to strengthen other curriculum areas and give teachers and practitioners new tools to use in their practice. By joining forces in running the sessions Theatre Royal Wakefield and The Hepworth Wakefield will programme sessions that are creative, inspiring and support the delivery of a creative curriculum.

The Network offers five artist-led sessions, each focused on a specific issue relevant to creative ways of teaching and learning, and a sixth reflective session. In the past the Creative Learning Network has covered issues ranging from Philosophy for Children and encouraging children to ask questions, drama and in-role approaches cross-curriculum, supporting communication without relying on the English language, developing outdoor learning through trails and den-building, to exploring how to achieve an excellent Ofsted whilst still being creative. Each session is facilitated by an artist / practitioner so there are plenty of opportunities to get practical and hands-on.

Click here for the 2017/18 sessions

Click here for membership form for creative practitioners

Click here for membership form for school

“Opportunities like this can only strengthen the arts in schools and consolidate the vocational value of what we're doing. In these times of cuts and snips, creative people getting together for the common good, and to inspire the next generation is crucial.”

Paul Bateson
Head of Performance, Hemsworth Arts and Community College.


For booking and payments:
Bea Wright (The Hepworth Wakefield)
01924 247 397

Other issues / enquiries:
Rhiannon Hannon (Theatre Royal Wakefield)
01924 334 114


We will be working with our regular Artwalk Partner Schools over the next year to commission visual art in response to themes. Please come and find out how they get on and even meet some of the young artists! For more information about Artwalk click here.

Box Office: 01924 211 311

Minicom (text-type users): 01924 215 522

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.