Drama Theatre and Young People 2020 Manifesto LaunchedPublished on Fri 13 Mar 2020
The Drama Theatre and Young People 2020 Manifesto, launched today at the National Theatre during the Theatre Education Forum, calls for every child and young person to have an entitlement to drama and theatre throughout their education.
Developed by a range of drama and theatre education organisations, the Manifesto calls for every child and young person to have an entitlement to drama and theatre throughout their education. It demands:
- High quality drama teaching to be made a curriculum entitlement for every child and young person
- High quality theatre experiences to be made a cultural entitlement for every child and young person
- Young people to be supported to enter the theatre workforce
- A world class education workforce and infrastructure in drama and theatre education
Organisations involved in developing the Manifesto include:
Action for Children’s Arts
London Theatre Consortium (Almeida Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Yard Theatre and Young Vic)
SCUDD (The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments)
Theatre Education Forum
In addition, an alliance called the Drama, Theatre and Education Alliance has been created with the ambition to join up thinking and campaigns so that there is one voice for policy makers to speak to. Romana Flello, Participation Manager at the Royal Court, is the Royal Court Theatre representative for the London Theatre Consortium creative learning group in this alliance.
You can find out more and download the manifesto here.