The Red Tree – Schools Booking Information

How to Book a Show for Your School

Red Earth Theatre

in partnership with Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton


The Red Tree

based on the multi-award-winning book by Shaun Tan

For KS2 classes

When the world turns upside down and you lose your footing, what helps you to get back up again?

A play about feelings

Live performances streamed live to your school
January 25 – 28 2022

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to. You’re not sure what to do next or where to go…

The Red Tree follows one child’s journey through what seems an unfriendly world. But it’s okay, there are helpers everywhere, hidden in plain sight, ready with their wise words and healing ways.

A play that goes straight to the heart

A stand out production by Red Earth Theatre blends immersive imagery and words, live music and dance, puppets, creative captions and integrated sign language. In this immersive live-streamed show, audiences become explorers of imagination as the performers gently guide us through a tangled landscape of feelings, hopes and dreams.

A fabulous excursion into the boundless Imagination and indomitable spirit of children

“The children were mesmerized.” Yr. 5 class teacher, Derby

“Mysterious, clever, beautiful.” Teacher, yr. 4, Derbyshire

Helps children find ways of untangling the messiness of a complicated world.

Building Confidence and Resilience Complete wrap-around Education Pack


• Pre- and post-show video workshops led by performers and creatives
• Mindfulness activities (Red Earth’s directors are trained by MiSP in mindfulness for children) to support mental health and well being
• Video workshops in puppetry, dance, music and song writing, storytelling.
• Comprehensive curriculum support materials.


• Feelings and how to put them into words and pictures
• Understanding your own and others’ emotions
• Finding Your Place in the World

Supports PSHE & the Recovery Curriculum:

• Emotional literacy, mental health and wellbeing.
• Mindfulness
• Building con”dence and resilience

Supports the arts curriculum:

• Music, Creativity, Storytelling through Theatre.
• Story and Theatre to support psychological health.
• Cultivating collaboration, empathy and self-expression.

“It’s more than okay to broach difficult feelings, it’s vital to children’s well being. The Red Tree does exactly this in a sensitive and nuanced way.”

Class Teacher, Yr. 5, Derbyshire.


How It Works for Your School – It’s Easy Honestly

  • Book a performance that fits in with your school timetable, between 25 – 28 January 2022 – please see performance dates and times below
  • We invoice you for the performance(s) you have booked
  • We email you a unique broadcast link for your selected performance with log on instructions and FAQs regarding technical concerns
  • Red Earth will also provides a secure website link to access a pre-show video workshop and education resource pack to help you prepare for the performance
  • Further video workshops will be made available after the performance with follow-up activities for you and your classes

Perfomance Dates and Times:

Tuesday 25 January 2022

10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Wednesday 26 January 2022

10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Thursday 27 January 2022

10 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.

Friday 28 January 2022

10 a.m.

Price per Performance: £200

Any number can view the performance in your school

How to Book

Download and complete the booking form below and return to:

Booking form pdf

Booking form Word

There is nothing more powerful than a tiny hope that won’t go away

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