For Early Years

Discover Derby Theatre: A Learning Theatre

Inspiration is our starting point for learning. Our programme includes a range of shows and workshops to introduce young children to the world of theatre, ignite imaginations and inspire new ways of learning. 

Download our Autumn 2018 Learning Brochure




Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019

Derby Theatre Studio

Three Chairs, Three Bowls of Porridge, Three Beds… Make yourself at home!

Hiccup Theatre serve up a brand new version of this classic tale with bear-sized helpings of original live music, amazing puppetry and brilliant story telling. Hilarious and heartwarming, it’s “just right” for the entire class.

“A fast-paced, joyous fairy tale for all ages”
The Stage on The Gingerbread Man, 2017

Tickets: £8 each (one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased)

Running Time: approx 55 minutes

Meet the Cast: Mon 10 - Fri 21 Dec after 1.30pm performances when booked by Fri 30 Nov

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Workshop

Available throughout December

Using imaginative play, storytelling, movement and drama games, this session brings this well-loved story to life and helps the children to infer deeper meaning. Brilliant for developing communication, social skills, self-confidence, self-expression and group work.

Suitable for: Early Years, KS1, KS2

Duration: 1 hour

Discover Days

Discover and do with the professionals

Spend a day at Derby Theatre and learn new skills.  Discover everything from costume and set design to lighting and sound.  See backstage and make yor own mini-production. This workshop is accessible and fun!

Cost: £6 a head

Duration: Whole day

Backstage Tours

A great introduction to theatre

From the dressing rooms to the fly floor, come and take a look at the backstage world of theatre.

Cost: £2 a head

Duration: 1 hour


How to Book

To find out more about any of these workshops or to book please email