Education

 

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS

Professional theatre makers - native English speakers


Our successful education department is in touch with over 300 international and Dutch schools nationwide. Yearly over 2000 students at primary and secondary level are involved in STET education programmes. Theatre education has proved to be a unique way of learning, gaining insights in drama techniques, storytelling, communication and most importantly learing about oneself.
Since 2013 STET Education offers workshops and performances at schools or in the theatre, and since 2016 we also have open workshops for individuals led by international performers. We highly value the direct contact with teachers, students and audience members. 

For more information and bookings, please get in contact us at education@theenglishtheatre.nl  
or +31 6 20 43 1919

 


What we offer

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 Periodic Activities
(Only to book in a specific period)

lucySaturday 13 October 2018, 14:00-17:00
An Introduction To The Art Of Being An Idiot - An open workshop for all adults (16-99 yrs)

Have you ever thought you are a total idiot? Good news! You probably are. There is a whole world of beautiful performance to be made if we can get in touch with our magnificent inner idiot, take a risk, follow our impulse and find the pleasure in ebing completely ridiculous. Location: Koninklijke Schouwburg


ACC2015-6Fri 14 - Fri 21 December 2018
A Christmas Carol - One-man Performance (16+)

For an incredible 13th year Ashley Ramsden, Master Storyteller returns to the Netherlands with his perennially popular version of A Christmas Carol. Dickens’ masterpiece is an international favourite that Ashley has performed on five continents, playing all 23 characters...
Location: your school


Perfect performanceWed 13 - Fri 15 February 2019
Perfect Performance (5 -12 yrs)

Perfect is a performance about a young boy meeting his newborn disabled sister for the first time. A story of anticipation and disappointment, acceptance, love, and the power of nature in our lives.


 

perfect workshopWed 13 - Fri 15 February 2019
The "Perfect" Workshop (5 -12 yrs)

Tessa Bide offers an interactive workshop exploring what it is to deal with feelings of expectation and anticipation, disappointment, joy and acceptance - all universal themes young people grapple with regularly. 




 
Permanent Activities (to book year-round)

Primary School:
Caja´s Magical Storytelling Performance (2 - 11 yrs)
Sept 2017 - July 2019
with Caja van der Poel
Caja’s stories are full of magic, rich imagery and
heartfelt content. In the middle of a day spent learning with our head, we take a breath and learn with our heart.

"The universe is not made of atoms, it's made of tiny stories" 

 

Secondary School:
picture rebeccaHistory Alive! Workshop Secondary (12 - 18 yrs)
April 2018 - July 2019
STET Education is delighted to offer this new programme to secodary schools. Rebecca Poole (a professional British actor), has devised a workshop which gives students the opportunity to bring their imagination to a selection of historical pictures, unlocking the potential of the image and creating story and characters. 

shakespeare workshopUnderstanding Shakespeare Workshop (14 - 18 yrs)
April 2018 - July 2019
STET Education is proud to work with Alexander Baggett (a young actor from Colorado, USA), who is passionate about making Shakespeare understandable, accessible and therefore fun for everybody. He hopes to "demystify" the language of Shakespeare and show why so many actors love performing Shakespeare to this day. 
 

togetherImprovisation and Storytelling Workshop (14 - 18 yrs)
April 2018 - July 2019
by Alex Baggett
Improvisation offers so many wonderful benefits to students. It gives them the opportunity to get up on stage and create something new with little preparation. The most important rule for improvisers is "always say yes". From there, performers work together to create something that has never been seen before...

Monsters 3Monsters & Monarchs Performance (16 - 26 yrs)
Sept 2017 - July 2018
by the Ginger Shakespeare Company
This brand new Shakespeare performance covers no less than ten history plays, following the crown through generations of monarchs. Or monsters. That all depends on your point of view. In a time of fake news and twitter-politics, Monsters & Monarchs takes a look at history through the eyes of The Bard. 

Storytelling and Identity Workshop (14 - 26 yrs)
Sept 2017 - July 2018
with Raphael Rodan & Sahand Sahebdivani
"Of course you fear me... you don't know who I am."
Our lives are made of stories.
The stories of our parents and the stories of our land, our culture and our nation define us and form our identity. These stories help us bond with some people but can also create a wall, separating us from others...
 

my father eduMy Father Held a Gun performance (16+ yrs) 
January 2018 - December 2018
Storytellers Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani are close friends who come from enemy countries, Iran and Israel. In My Father Held a Gun they decide to confront their past, being the sons of two men who lived through wars and revolutions. Do they measure up to the examples that were set by their ancestors? 

 

Teachers:
drama for teachersNEW!
Drama for Teachers Workshop

January 2018 - July 2019
During this English language drama workshop you will learn valuable drama techniques to incorporate into your classes.  This workshop is aimed to give you ready-to-use tools to make your classes more inclusive, fun and interactive. It is also great for team-building and to have a lot of fun together. You can make a pre-booking already and suggest dates that fit your school at education@theenglishtheatre.nl. 


STET EDUCATION NEWS

Hurray, STET Education received funding to work on an Erasmus+ theatre camp in Romania 15 - 24 July 2018.  7 youngsters and 2 youth leaders travelled from the Netherlands to meet with Romanian and Hungarian theatre enthusiuasts, to exchange ways of making theatre and to explore each other's country and art. We enjoyed this international cooperation to its fullest! So there is more to come... Take a look at the video
 

In 2017 STET Education delegation journeyed to Ezcaray Spain with fellow European artists to learn from one another, exchanging wisdom, laughter and a passion for arts education under the umbrella of Erasmus+. Project "Peerform it" was a great success! 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Click here for our booking procedure and cancellation policy (2018 onwards)
 

CURIOUS ABOUT OUR PAST PROJECTS?

Click here for Evaluation 2017

Some schools we worked with so far are... American School of The Hague, British School The Hague, Dalton Den Haag, Dalton Voorburg, Edith Stein College (The Hague), Europen School Bergen, European School The Hague, Groningse Schoolvereniging, Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, Het College (Weert), Het Nieuwe Eemland (Amersfoort), HSV (van Nijenrodestraat and Nassaulaan in The Hague), International School of Amsterdam, International School Delft, International School Eerde (Ommen), International School Groningen, International School of The Hague, Nuborgh College Lambert Francken (Elburg), OSG West-Friesland (Hoorn), RSG Magister Alvinus (Sneek), Segbroek College (The Hague), Sint-Maartenscollege (Voorburg), Trinitas College (Heerhugowaard)... 

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 Our education photographer is: Agnieszka Wielopolska (wielopolska@hotmail.com)


Interesting facts about STET
Did you know, that...

  • STET The English Theatre is the ONLY theatre production company in the Netherlands which
    programmes throughout the year exclusively in English.
  • STET Education welcomed in 2017 more than 1200 students from all over the Netherlands.
  • Our education surveys show a 95% "Extremely satisfied" result.

 What teachers said about us:

"It has been an absolute pleasure to have STET in our school and as soon as we feel like doing something with theatre and acting again, we will certainly be in touch. Thank you for the nice experience!" (General Acting and Shakespeare Workshops, 17, 18 and 25 May 2018, B. te Flierhaar, Nuborgh College Elburg)

"The workshops were really well suited to the age group and the children had a wonderful time. All the children were engaged in the activities, and all the children could take part - even those with very little English. We are looking forward to doing some of the exercises again to help with the theme of cooperation and working together." (Tailor-made Interactive Workhsops, 5 Feb 2018, Lucy Fawcett, International School Delft)

"It was a successful workshop that motivated and inspired our students with the Robin Hood project. Your actors were friendly, fun, approachable and set the tone for an enjoyable experience.  Some students who were apprenhensive beforehand (nervous or not interested) reported that they were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it." (Tailor-made Robin Hood Workshops, 9-11 Jan 2018, Joanna Vervaat-Gosse - English teacher at OSG West Friesland, Hoorn)

"I really loved this workshop and learned a lot myself - and the students learned a lot.  I found the lessons and stories quite sophisticated and thought Year 7 was perfect but Years 8 and 9 would also benefit. Caja is brilliant and we were really fortunate to have her with us!" (Caja's Magical Storytelling, 2-11-2017, Amy Foster - English teacher at International School of The Hague)

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Macbeth by Infinite Jest.  It was pitched at a great level for secondary students with some prior knowledge of the play.  The company had adapted the play in an imaginative and creative way making the original language really come to life.  My students particularly liked the use of sound effects, puppets and some audience participation.  They were engaged throughout and had lots to say about it afterwards.  We hope we can see another performance next year!” (Infinite Jest Performance, 20-05-2016, Clare Calton -  English teacher, European School The Hague)

"We have asked our students what they thought of the performance and the workshop and they were all very positive. Even though the language was hard to follow for some of our students, they enjoyed it and they have recommended us to do things like this again with future groups." (The Taming of the Shrew Open-Air Workshop, September 2015)

"All the children loved the workshops and were full of enthusiasm for Shakespeare and English afterwards. The actors gave 100% effort and motivated and educated our students in drama and in the unique writing of Shakespeare. Many thanks!" (General Shakespeare Workshops, April 2015)

"The reactions I got from my students were: splendid, very enjoyable, entertaining, educational; some had never thought they could write a poem in English and perform it." (Devon Glover, November 2014)

"We will definitely keep up to date with your performances and would like to have something next year. Keep in touch and thank you." (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, January 2014)