Shadow Mask Theatre

Shadow Theatre is a fun, exciting and creative way to learn. Students make a shadow mask to represent characters from stories they have devised. Using mask, voice and movement stories are acted out in shadows.

This dynamic art form can be adapted to suit almost any subject and age range. Workshops are suitable for reception, key stage one, two and three.

We can deliver tailored workshops to support work on the curriculum. These workshops work particularly well with:

  • Drama – Acting out scenarios from a play.

  • Literature – Bringing characters to life.

  • History – re-enacting a scene from the past.

  • Poetry – Exploring abstract themes.

  • Devising stories around a particular topic or subject.

  • Develop characters and situations.

  • Making Shadow Masks to represent characters.

  • Acting out devised scenarios in shadow.

Shadow Theatre workshops provide links with the National curriculum programs of study and enable children to experience drama and acting in a fun new way.