Thorney Close Primary School

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Hazel Class Visit to Theatre Royal

Visit Letter


‘Holes’ - Theatre Royal, Newcastle                       

Year Group /Class

Year 6

Hazel Class

Miss Chedzoy


Wednesday, 26th February, 2020

8:15am – 3:15pm. Due to the early starting time of the performance, we would like children to be in school for 8:15am. We will be returning to school after the end of the normal school day.  The visit will last the full day so please be on time for school and try not to arrange any appointments on this date. We will endeavour to return back to school by 3:15pm, however, please be aware that heavy traffic sometimes causes a delay which is out of our control. We will try to keep you informed of any such delays with a text message or Class Dojo.  Please note children will be using public transport on this visit.


There will be 3 adults on the visit.  Adults may include school staff/school governors/parent helpers and students currently on placement in school. 

Cost of the Visit

To help cover the cost of the visit we are asking for a parental contribution of £3.50.  School will be pay the cost of the ticket (£17.50) for each child. The school believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and subsidises the cost of all visits as much as possible in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible and affordable to all. However, the school seldom has the financial resources to pay the full costs. Consequently, a voluntary contribution is normally requested from parents/carers to make up the shortfall. This contribution is genuinely voluntary, and neither you nor your child will be treated differently if you are unable to contribute. However, if we do not receive enough contributions towards the visit we may not be able to organise such experiences in the future.  Contributions can be made via the epayment system or by cash/cheque at the school office.  If you are unable to make this contribution, then please contact Mrs Jenner in the school office or on 0191 5250808 to discuss a payment plan or to see if you may be considered to apply for a school bursary.  Please note contributions may be made in instalments up until the day of the visit.

About the Visit

Since our return to school in January, Year 6 have been working incredibly hard to meet every challenge we have given to them. So, as a reward for this we have organised a lovely treat - a trip to the theatre. In English, we have just finished reading Louis Sachar's book 'Holes' and it currently being performed at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle. A new stage show, it promises to be a “brilliant, inventive and creative" adaptation of the book so it will be exciting to see how the story can be transformed into live action. 

During the afternoon, we will also be attempting to visit some of Newcastle/ Gateshead's other cultural spots, including The Great North Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Baltic and The Sage too. 


Children will need a healthy packed lunch with a drink. The school will provide children entitled to a free school meal with a packed lunch. All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch.


Children should wear their school uniform and appropriate footwear. Please check the weather conditions on the day and be prepared i.e. waterproof coat. 

Additional Info

To find out more about the Theatre please visit their website

Please check the weather conditions on the day and be prepared i.e. warm waterproof coat.

To keep costs low, children will be using public transport (bus and metro).

The visit will last the full day.  Children need to be in school for 8:15am. We aim to be back at school for 3:15pm.