Dead Earnest has a long and successful track record of providing high quality creative learning projects for schools, colleges and universities.


We believe that educational environments are about making positive personal advancements and that drama can provide the perfect platform to explore creative learning. Our educational work aims to inspire, engage and motivate learners, whilst developing creative, personal and academic skills. 




In schools, we develop bespoke projects that fulfill the needs of each individual learning community, with the aim of finding the true potential of each and every pupil. We love to come up with original and exciting ideas, that capture pupils' and teachers' imaginations and get creativity flowing!


Dead Earnest are a fantastic company to work with. From the moment I met with the team to discuss the school's needs and what we hoped to achieve from working with them they were excellent. The enthusiasm and positivity from every member of the team was contagious. They were so creative with their approach and engaged every single child and member of staff within school. Dead Earnest fully immersed themselves in the life of the school during the time they were with us and this made their projects even more successful. They were incredibly professional and adapted and changed things constantly to meet the needs of our children. Thank you for being such an amazing company to work with and I can't wait to do it all again next year!


Dawn McAughey

Deputy Head teacher, Birley Community Primary School


We provide one off workshops, day long events, arts weeks, long term residences and issue based theatre in education performances. We also provide innovative Professional Development courses and sessions for teachers and management and work with senior leadership teams through creative consultancy.



Higher Education


We work with Universities and Colleges, providing workshops and forum theatre pieces for students and staff to help open up conversations to explore issues that our target audience may face. Using this medium, we are able to provide high quality, innovative training Often our Forum theatre is developed for staff training or as a centre piece at Conferences.


We have produced around 20 bespoke Forum theatre pieces within HE and reached over 2000 audience members.  Additionally, we have collaborated with academics, producing theatre and films based and inspired on new research.










We have also worked alongside Cape UK and Creative Choices as part of the Government initiative to provide professional traineeships for young people aiming to develop a career in the Creative Industries. We carried out the first project of it's kind in the UK with fantastic results. All trainees experienced working professionally, whilst gaining a Bronze Arts Award.


"This was one of the few learning experiences during my education that has actually helped me in the work place. We had hands on, real life experience of organising events and everything that came along with that.


This experience is still to this day coming in very useful. Only last week I had an interview which I referred to the work experience with Charlie at Dead Earnest Theatre, and the different skills it helped me develop. Charlie was kind enough to provide me with a short written reference which is also extremely useful when following my career in live events."


Jemma Thorpe, Trainee