The Grand currently work with a range of partners in Schools and Higher Education.


The Grand’s Creative Learning team works extensively throughout Blackpool and the surrounding areas to forge partnerships with schools, offering activities, workshops and projects to teachers and students.


To enquire about our current educational workshops and how they can be tailored to your school, email


“ Dickens considered his novel, A Tale Of Two Cities the best story he had ever written. Interweaving one family’s intensely personal drama with the terror and chaos of the French Revolution, it is an epic story of love, sacrifice and redemption amidst horrific violence and world changing events. ”



Our experienced and dedicated educational practitioners work closely with teachers to create stimulating programs in which productions are targeted, plays are unraveled and the processes of making and producing them is explored.


Bespoke workshops, Arts Award ideas and INSETS for teachers, are available upon request, as well as education packs on selected productions. The Grand is continually looking for ways to engage children and young people and their teachers with a range of cultural opportunities and experiences.


To enquire about our current educational workshops and how they can be tailored to your school, email


“ Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016 showcases three engaging works in celebration of their 35th anniversary. Dutch/Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili reworks his piece Until.With/Out.Enough, Melt by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Sharon Watson and the quirky and playful Bloom by award-winning choreographer Caroline Finn ”



We have had a five year partnership with Blackpool and the Fylde College where both Further and Higher Education students have worked with many national and international touring companies and artists.


They have been given live briefs to work on with David Hughes Dance and for work on the Blackpool schools Comedy Carpet performance project.


The college have hosted masterclasses and demonstrations with Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, 2 Faced Dance, Phoenix Dance, Boy Blue, the RSC and English Touring Theatre.


This forms part of the wider enrichment programme for students but also contributes to their careers progression and courses from foundation level to BA Honours Degree courses.


We have worked in partnership with UCLAN and Edge Hill University for the past three years with Dance students where they have worked with dance artists and regularly attended the Grand’s dance programme and post show discussions.


We also work with Blackpool Sixth Form who have hosted Nobulus and Boy Blue workshops and Newman college whose dance academy have been commissioned to perform a dance curtain raiser performance on the Grand’s mainstage.


Lecturers from these colleges and universities form part of our Creative Learning Network and one of our Grand Young Ambassadors teaches at Blackpool and the Fylde College.


To enquire about our current educational workshops and how they can be tailored to your school, email

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