"Everything You Need to Inspire Any Student."

Director of Performing Arts, Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Curriculum Enrichment • Educational Visits • Reward Trips • Free Lesson Plans

Welcome To Wicked Learning

Our popular education programme delivers a range of unique learning experiences from classroom-based activities for KS2-5 - including free lesson plans – as well as savings of almost 70% on tickets to experience the production live at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.

Twice voted 'Best Theatre Production for Schools' by teachers at the annual School Travel Awards, Wicked provides stimulating and thought-provoking resources to compliment the live theatre experience and in support of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of your students [SMSC]. Accompanying Twinkl resources also support the PSHE curriculum for lower and upper key stage 2, alongside this Wicked’s Anti-Bullying lesson plan, devised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, can be used as a whole-school approach to explore the important themes of prejudice, friendship and difference.

For primary and secondary schools, take a look at our theatre careers videos, created in partnership with First Careers, which could inspire your pupils to consider off-stage roles in theatre.

Wicked is recommended for Primary Year 3 upwards.

Click here for Health & Safety protocols.

Tickets

School groups of 10+ save almost 70%

Tuesday - Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday 2.30pm*

Face Value Group Rate
Up to £72.00 £25.00
Up to £62.00 £19.50

Plus 1 Free Teacher or accompanying adult ticket per 10 tickets purchased (11th ticket is free).

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To book your school trip Click here or call Group Line Schools on 020 7206 1174

Tickets can also be booked through your preferred supplier or school trip organiser.

*Terms and Conditions: School ticket discounts are excluded during all school holiday periods and subject to availability. Dates, times, prices, rates and cast subject to change without notice. The free teacher ticket applies to all groups of 10 or more where group rates apply (11th ticket is free). Other restrictions may apply.

Wicked is suitable for a general audience and contains no profanities. As a guide to parents, guardians and educators, it is recommended for ages 7+.All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted. Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in the production.

Due to the elaborate nature of the set design and the venue architecture, you may experience some brief sightline restrictions during the performance at the ends of rows A-P in the Stalls.

Free Downloadable Lesson Plans

These free, downloadable teacher resource packs combine the thrill of live performance with classroom-based activities linked to the National Curriculum, for use both before and after your visit. Developed with teachers, these dynamic resources cover topics provoking discussion about the staging, themes and narrative of the acclaimed production which can be taught in support of a creative, arts-rich education.

Anti-Bullying resources developed in partnership with

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Discover Twinkl’s primary PSHE resources here.

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Free Supporting Resources





About Wicked

Was the Wicked Witch of the West really wicked or the innocent victim of a corrupt regime?

An ingenious re-imagining of a classic story, the award-winning stage musical goes beyond the famous Yellow Brick Road and places familiar characters in a completely original story that serves as both a prequel and sequel to L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’

"The allegorical origin story of the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’,   Wicked provides a nuanced examination of good and evil, and an indictment of elitism, racism, fascism, scapegoating and the corrupting nature of power."
Independent

Wicked tells the untold story of an initially unlikely and eventually profound friendship between two university students and how their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

An outing to Wicked not only includes the enriching experience of live theatre but also an opportunity to visit one of London’s biggest theatres, the Grade II* listed Apollo Victoria Theatre. First opened in 1930, this Art Deco venue was originally built as a cinema and includes an incredible 2328 seats, all of which are located on just two levels (Stalls and Circle).

"In an age dominated by ‘fake news’ and social media smoke and mirrors, this show has never felt more timely."
Express Online

An unforgettable tale of friendship, identity, acceptance, integrity, self-esteem, peer pressure, victimisation, rumour and propaganda, Wicked has proved relevant for PSHE and Citizenship teacher and whole-school Anti-Bullying strategies. Also highly pertinent for all students studying a range of arts subjects, particularly BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts, the song ‘Defying Gravity’ is a set work for the Edexcel GCSE Music qualification.

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Your Visit

Venue postcode: SW1V 1LG

If arriving by coach, please use the Vauxhall Bridge Road entrance to the theatre, where coaches can set down and pick up directly outside (for SATNAV, use SW1V 1EJ). Please note that there is no coach parking or drop off on Wilton Road .

London Victoria Mainline and Underground stations are 1-minute from the theatre.


Workshops

Please note that the official workshops are currently paused while the existing format is reviewed in order to comply with COVID protocols.

The five official workshops are devised by the shows UK Creative Team:

  • Anti-Bullying
    devised in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, challenging us all to look beyond first impressions .
  • Musical Theatre,
    a multi-layered workshop focusing on dance and singing.
  • Drama,
    working on physicality and how to develop acting and improvisational skills.
  • Singing,
    develops vocal technique and an understanding of singing for musical theatre shows.
  • Dance,
    introduces participants to the shows unique choreography.

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Testimonials from Teachers

“Wicked delivers a powerful message of tolerance and acceptance in a performance that students will never forget.”
Citizenship and PSHE Coordinator, Uplands Community College


“Wicked is packed with content that mirrors the framework for personal development.”
Teacher, Belleville Primary School


“With a story that explores acceptance and difference, this musical gives you everything you need to inspire any student.”
Director of Performing Arts, Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions - Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey

The area local to the Apollo Victoria Theatre provides a wealth of additional opportunities for curriculum enrichment and educational visits, including The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, the politics of the Houses of Parliament and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain, which is a 15 minute walk from the theatre or a short coach journey

Wicked Young Writer Awards

Wicked Young Writer Awards


Please note that the Wicked Young Writer Awards are currently paused while the existing format is reviewed in order to comply with COVID protocols.

The free-to-enter Wicked Young Writer Awards, created by the producers of Wicked in association with the National Literacy Trust, were established in 2010 to encourage and recognise excellence in writing and creativity, and help develop literacy and writing talent in young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Since launching, with the support of Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE and Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, thousands of young people have entered original and thought-provoking pieces of writing that consistently reflect their interests, concerns and deepest thoughts, providing a first-look at the emerging voices of a new generation.

Partners

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Awards

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2016/17

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2017/18