Education and Theatres

Beyond the Four Walls

  • Michael Finneran
  • Michael Anderson

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Finneran, Michael Anderson, Fiona McDonagh
      Pages 3-21
  3. Tradition and Innovation

  4. Moving Beyond the Main House

  5. Artists in Education, and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Robyn Ann Ewing, John Nicholas Saunders
      Pages 149-163
    3. Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Courtney J. Boddie, Dennie Palmer Wolf, Steven Holochwost
      Pages 195-207
  6. Agentive Partnership

  7. Redefining Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Emma Miles, Helen Nicholson
      Pages 273-286
    3. Judith Mc Lean, Sally Chance
      Pages 301-314

About this book


This volume is the first book to map a broad range of practices and critically examine the impact of education and outreach programmes in theatres and theatre companies around the globe.

This innovative volume looks specifically at the manner in which theatres and theatre companies engage in educational, outreach and community work. An array of global case studies examines a wide range of existing and innovative practices, and scrutinises how this work achieves successful results and delivers impact and outcome on investment.

The editors set the scene briefly in terms of the history of education in theatre organisations, and then move on to chart some of the difficulties and challenges associated with this work, as well as looking into the conceptual issues that need to be interrogated so that we may understand the impact of outreach and education work on the communities and audiences it aims to reach.

A range of theatre practitioners and academics describe their work, its background, and what the authors understand to be successful outcomes for both the participants and the theatres. Finally, the book offers suggestions for both practitioners and researchers regarding further development in this work.  


Applied theatre Community theatre National Theatre Youth Connection Queensland Theatre Company Royal Shakespeare Company Tarragon Theatre and Education Theatre as education Theatre education for children and young people Theatre outreach Theatres and education

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Finneran
    • 1
  • Michael Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Drama & Theatre Studies, Mary Immaculate CollegeUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22221-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22223-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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