Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Mousetrap Theatre Projects

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people

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Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity who believes passionately in the power of theatre to transform young lives. Each year we take thousands of children and young people who are disadvantaged or have special needs to see London’s top theatre. We open the doors to this magical world to those who would otherwise find them closed.  Theatre trips are just the beginning. We run an extensive range of theatre education projects in schools and youth clubs across London, designed to encourage creativity, teach new skills, develop self-esteem, self-confidence and raise aspirations.


We run a huge range of projects and programmes for disadvantaged young people and young people with learning disabilities, low-income families and youth groups in community settings.  We identify young people through London state schools (mainstream and special with a high percentage of free school meals),  families are contacted through social service agencies, charities, community organisations and housing associations and we reach youth clubs through various youth organisations.  Each of our programmes involves a theatre visit with all tickets £5 - £10.  We take young people and families to theatres across London - from big West End productions to small challenging plays in fringe theatres - identifying the appropriate production for the specific programme and age group.  Programmes range from curriculum-based projects in schools instigated by teachers to developing employability skills through drama workshops with youth club members.  Founded in 1997, we have taken close to 200,000 young people to the theatre, most of whom would never have gone without our support.

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