Education & Participation

Covid-19 News

Following advice from the Government the Orange Tree has taken the decision to close the theatre until further notice. 

As an independent theatre and registered charity that relies on ticket income, the implications of this are serious for the OT and we are therefore appealing for your help to ensure the Orange Tree’s future. 

From re-discovered plays, to new work, to introducing primary school children to Shakespeare for the first time, all aspects of the Orange Tree’s work are created with quality, variety and intimacy at their heart. 


"Thank you for inspiring our pupils… you make Shakespeare accessible to all!"  

Take part. Discover more.

We work with around 10,000 people every year from schools across our local boroughs, and nearly 150 people come to take part in our weekly Participation projects.

We introduce Shakespeare’s plays to a younger audience in a lively and engaging way, enriching your curriculum and deepening students understanding of the play in performance.

We offer students a chance to explore our working theatre, gain a greater insight into the plays we produce, and learn from our team of theatre professionals.

We also offer anyone who is curious about what we do the chance to come and explore our unique theatre in the round and find out more about the way we work.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, carer or individual, we’d be delighted to answer your queries – [email protected]. Or call Bec or Izzy on 020 8940 0141. 

The Orange Tree Theatre is a registered charity (266128) and needs to fundraise £450,000 every year to run its Education & Participation Programme. To find out how you can help visit our Support Us pages.