READ College Outreach Programme

Outreach at READ CollegeAs part of our charitable remit, READ College provides FREE outreach sessions to those who would benefit from the experience that we are able to offer.

Our outreach team will come out to schools, colleges, dance/drama schools, careers events, community organisations, etc. to run workshops or share our knowledge of the theatre training industry. Our target age is 14-18, although under some circumstances we will be happy to work with wider age groups.

We have three basic packages, which can be tailored to suit each individual group. These are:

  • Practical Outreach Workshops – These sessions are usually 60 to 90 minutes, and will be based around Acting, Singing, Dance or Musical Theatre as requested by the organisation. We will work with you to make sure that we deliver something that your students/participants can get the most out of and that will help to develop their skills with our expert faculty. This experience can help students to understand what life is like at the UK’s leading Foundation Courses for the Performing Arts!
  • READ College Talks – Our outreach talks are delivered by one of our fantastic Outreach Ambassadors, and will give your students/participants all of the information that they need about the UK’s leading Performing Arts Foundation College! This will include full details about our courses, qualifications, audition process, training, accommodation, and everything else that they might want to know.
  • Careers Events/Talks – If you need someone to talk about careers in the Performing Arts, then why not ask the experts at READ College? Whether you would like a careers talk for your senior students to find out more about the requirements for working in the industry, or you would like us to exhibit at your careers fair and be on hand to answer questions, we will be glad to help.

How is the Outreach Programme FREE?!

As part of our remit as a charity, we want to make a career in the Performing Arts as accessible as possible. That means that we don’t want to keep our 10 years of experience to ourselves… we want to share it with as many people as possible!

Over the last 3 years alone, our outreach team has been able to provide advice and workshops to over 600 young people across the South East, South West and Midlands regions, and we want to see that figure grow every year.

Our outreach is funded by charitable donations and events, and you can find out more about our fundraising by clicking here…

How to book your FREE outreach session

If you would like to find out more, then please use our Contact Form and mark your message for the attention of our Outreach Coordinator, Jamie Read. Alternatively you can call us on 0118 9666275 between 8.30am and 6.30pm from Monday to Friday.