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We offer a range of workshops and events to support your students’ connection with the production.
WAR HORSE Page-to-Stage Events
These onstage pre-show events are specifically designed to unlock the extraordinary creative learning opportunities of War Horse.
Young people will have the unique experience of interacting with members of the War Horse Creative and Acting Company and the National Theatre’s Learning Team to explore some of the background principles of puppetry, the rehearsal and technical processes that have brought this magical production to life, as well as a chance to ask questions of company members at the end.
WAR HORSE Puppetry Workshop
Designed to give students a hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality; the workshops give a taste of the devising process through which the War Horse horses come to life. This workshop will be run by National Theatre practitioners who have worked as performers and puppeteers in the production.
Please contact your nearest venue for further details
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People’s stories entrusted to IWM are travelling the country with War Horse!
In partnership with Imperial War Museums each venue of the current touring production will receive a specially created loan box full of artefacts from the IWM’s handling collection. These objects are travelling out of IWM across Britain to tell the stories of people’s experiences of war and conflict. What stories will they help you to discover? Share your stories with others.