The Wider Earth - offer for schools


Before Darwin changed the world, one voyage changed his life.

Join the 22-year-old Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle's daring voyage to the far side of the world, and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history. 

Featuring a cast of seven, and 30 hand-made puppets representing the exotic wildlife Darwin encountered, The Wider Earth is an ingenious coming-of-age story which celebrates the incredible complexity of our planet and Darwin’s adventurous spirit as he faced perilous environments and unknown dangers on his bold voyage.

A school visit to the show can help support teaching in many aspects of the science and drama curricula for students aged eleven and above.

For general details on the show and accessing the venue please see the main The Wider Earth event page.

Discount tickets and booking information

Schools groups of 10 or more can be booked for £19.50 per ticket and one teacher free for every 10 seats. For performances Tuesdays to Fridays only. 

Performances with discount:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - evening performances only at 19.30 (concludes approx. 21.40)
  • Thursday - matinee at 14.30 (concludes approx. 16.40) and evening performances at 19.30 (concludes approx. 21.40)

Ticket phoneline

Please book school tickets by calling the KX Tickets customer service team on 0844 815 7141

Curriculum links

Science links include:

KS3 (ages 11-14)

  • Working scientifically
  • Scientific attitudes
  • Genetics and evolution

KS4 (ages 14-16)

  • Working scientifically
  • Evolution, inheritance and variation
  • Ecosystems

KS5 (ages 16+)

  • Biodiversity
  • Genetics and evolution

Download document for the full list of Science links.

Drama links include:

KS3 (ages 11-14)

Viewing live theatre is an important part of every child’s education as it expands students’ understanding of the world, people, places and ideas. Drama is a statutory part of English in the National Curriculum for England (2013).

At Key Stage 3, this is realised in the expectations of the spoken language and reading components of the English curriculum. Viewing live theatre avails students with the opportunity to listen as an audience member and speak about the production in a reflective and analytical manner.  

KS4 and KS5 (ages 14+)

  • AO1: Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning as part of the theatre making process, making connections between dramatic theory and practice
  • AO3: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how drama and theatre is developed and performed
  • AO4: Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others

Download document for the full list of Drama links.

  • 13 October-30 December 

Discount offer for schools

Schools groups of 10 or more can be booked for £19.50 per ticket and one teacher free for every 10 seats. For performances Tues to Friday only.

Please book school tickets by calling the KX Tickets customer service team on 0844 815 7141.