SLIME show at Big Malarkey Festival 2019
SLIME show at Big Malarkey Festival 2019

A group of school children watch the play SLIME by The Herd Theatre.

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Summer Reading Challenge Schools Show 2016
Summer Reading Challenge Schools Show 2016

A school hall full of hundreds of children watch a show by The Herd Theatre. All the children have their arms in air along with the actors on stage.

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SLIME show at Big Malarkey Festival 2019
SLIME show at Big Malarkey Festival 2019

A group of school children watch the play SLIME by The Herd Theatre.

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The Herd create innovative drama projects with and for schools and offer class trips to our unique shows for young audiences around the region. The Herd are an official Artsmark Partner.




We often offer class trips to our exciting, inspiring shows. We'll update this page when we have productions during term times. 


PLAY IN A DAY is a unique experience for primary schools in Hull. A chance for children to experience the professional theatre making process, in just one day. PLAY IN A DAY will platform children’s imaginations, build confidence, develop literacy skills, and raise career aspirations through opening up the theatre making process at a formative age.


PLAY IN A DAY is delivered in partnership with Hull and East Yorkshire’s Children’s Univeristy’s experiences programme.

Find out more about the project and book your class here. 


We deliver bespoke in school drama projects for a variety of educational settings. Typically these have been created in partnership with the school and have been delivered over 5 - 20 weeks. 

In all these projects we have actively involved children and young people in the creation of a new play, exhibition or film. We use theatre making and devising activities to play alongside young people, interrogate a theme together and closely listen, to create something authentically from young people. We exist to amplify the voices of young people and give a platform to their ideas and creations.

We have experience working in a range of educational settings including special schools, nurseries and Pupil Referral Units.  We also have experience in fundraising in partnership with a school to make projects happen. 


We are the Associate Theatre Company of Hull Libraries and have created projects with their Schools Library Service. 


A lot of our projects have a public facing outcome - audiences that see shows or public exhibitions - helping embed the school and young people in their wider community. 


If you have an idea for a project or are looking for an Artsmark Parter for an ambitious theatre making project we’d love to hear from you.

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'How much of a success the project has been! It's really engaged my children and they've loved taking part. 

It's also been fantastic to see how it has motivated the children to enjoy reading, especially some of those who don't usually enjoy reading for pleasure and I've seen a lot of them grow in confidence throughout!' 


                       Y3 Teacher, Griffin Primary School, 2022

Herd Schools Workshop


If you think The Herd would be a good fit at your school we'd love to talk.

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