Monday February 18, 2019

musicals in schools

bring a little magic to your after school programme

Up to five London primary schools will be selected, each year, to take part in the Disney Musicals in Schools residency programme which will bring the magic of Disney musicals into their schools. Disney KIDS musicals, created in partnership with Music Theater International (MTI), are 30-minute musicals designed for primary school performers and have been adapted from classic Disney films, including The Lion King, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh.


The Disney Musicals in Schools programme, delivered by musical theatre professionals gives London teachers the support and development necessary to produce their own musical theatre productions and embed a theatre arts programme within their schools that will continue for years to come. As well as strengthening their skills in acting, singing, dancing and working backstage, students will develop confidence, presentation skills and learn how to collaborate. The 17-week programme in each school culminates in a Disney KIDS production and the young performers will also have the unique opportunity to showcase their work at a special performance on a West End stage.


Matt Lane, CEO/Artistic Director Eastside Educational Trust comments: “Eastside’s mission is to unlock the creative potential of children and young people so that they become confident, connected problem solvers of tomorrow - the Disney Musicals in Schools programme completely aligns with this mission especially as it is inclusive by design and supports teachers and pupils alike to develop in a variety of ways.  I have been so impressed with the impact this programme has already had across our first five participating schools and I cannot wait to welcome another five schools to join us on this inspiring programme."


don't just take our word for it ...


"[The programme is] so well structured, intensive and supported. Quality of the resources is wonderful and we can refer back to them again and again"
Stebon Primary School
"We are really enjoying it! It is rewarding and heartwarming to see the the progress and the journey"
Marion Richardson Primary School

"This programme provides inspiration across the school" 
The Gold Star Federation



Read our 2017/18 programme report here

For more information about the global program visit Disney Musicals in Schools


watch the programme in action here

get involved and take part ...

Applications are now closed for the September 2018 intake. If you are interested in future programmes, please register your interest by emailing