From Harlow to the West End for £10 – thanks to Disney Story by Erin Rogan

Students watch on from the theatre in the West End

WEST End productions can be seen for just £10, thanks to a partnership Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) in Harlow has formed with Disney.

BMAT schools with limited resources, or students who have never been to the theatre, can find themselves watching spectacular productions such as The Lion King and Aladdin for a fraction of the average ticket price.

Amy Dias, head of Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow, was able to take 50 pupils to the theatre under the scheme. She said: “Some of our pupils had never been inside a theatre before; the whole atmosphere and environment was a new experience for them. They were absolutely mesmerised.”

For those who want to get into the musical arts industry, Disney is also setting up workshops at BMAT schools. This gives students an enhanced understanding of professional theatre production, and is an ideal starting point for their careers.

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