How Does It Work?
The Basic Idea
We are not able to play live in-person theatre shows at the moment, so we have developed a very interactive program of online shows and workshops for students. We would like you and your class to join us online, either to watch a show or to take part in a workshop.
There are two ways to do this. You can 1) pay a fixed price and have the program that you want at the time that you want it. Or you can 2) pay per student and reserve a place for your group to join one of our pre-scheduled events. This second option is cheaper, but of course it is less convenient for you as you have to adapt to our timetable. (See Show Schedule)
There are also free events, competitions and other opportunities to support and follow the theatre. And please check our page at www.patreon.com/thebeartheatre for extra content, videos and articles..
What Are the Shows Like?
The shows are played by actors live on stage, filmed, and streamed in real time to schools or to students who are home-schooling. The shows are very interactive. The actors talk directly to the audience and the audience have opportunities to answer questions, give their opinions and, in the case of younger students, even shout to the actors.
What happens when we book an event?
A couple of days before the event you will receive an access link. This means that you and your group will have access to the event, whether you are together in school or separated in a home-schooling situation.
If you you book an event just for your group, you will get a single unlimited access code for as many users as you like. If you join a scheduled event you will pay according to the number of students in the group. You will also probably share the show with other groups (which can be fun!).
What Kind of Equipment Does the Audience Need?
If you are watching the show in a classroom situation you should first check that you have a way to watch an internet live stream, either on a screen or projected from a computer. It helps the interaction if there is a camera and microphone pointing into your classroom so that the actors have a chance to see and hear you during the show. However, in the classroom situation, speakers are especially important so that the whole class can hear the show well. If students are watching from home, they can follow the show just as they would follow a regular online lesson. We will send you full instructions when you book.
What about materials?
The shows can be enjoyed without any special preparation. However, on booking the show, you will receive the basic preperation materials . These contain a few exercises and activities that you can do with your students before or after the show. If you join us on Patreon (www.patreon.com/thebeartheatre) you will have access to more materials, articles, videos, etc.