Newsies Virtual Theatre Trip

Teachers: now is the time to seize the day!

Disney is pleased to invite you to participate in a FREE virtual theatre trip: an exclusive screening of NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical. In addition to the performance, you will have access to a Teachers’ Toolkit including a Q&A with some of the Disney team who brought NEWSIES to the stage, a companion study guide, and a dance tutorial featuring iconic choreography from the show.

With the impact of Covid-19 on theatres and schools, Disney is committed to innovating new ways for students to remain engaged with the performing arts. By providing the NEWSIES virtual theatre trip, Disney is investing in the next generation of storytellers and inspiring them to create the futures they imagine.

The virtual screening and materials will be available via a unique passcode, and full instructions will be provided to be shared with your pupils and their families.

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Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

Rating: PG
Length: 2h 29min
Genre: Drama, Historical, Coming of age, Family, Musical

Teacher Toolkit Resources

Teacher Toolkit

Study guide

How to register

To apply for access codes to screen Newsies in your school please complete the form on the right and submit to us by 10th June 2021.

You will receive your access codes to screen NEWSIES on 14th June 2021.

You have until 23rd July 2021 to screen NEWSIES in your school.

Teachers name is required
School address is required
Postcode is required
A valid email is required
Year groups are required
Number of students is required
Percentage (%) Free School is required
Percentage (%) Pupil Premium is required
Terms and Conditions:
  • The Newsies Virtual Theatre Trip is a free opportunity available to schools in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • Schools may not charge for viewing or participation, and may not fundraise surrounding this program.
  • The access codes may only be shared with school staff to enable viewing at school.
  • Each school will receive five unique access codes. Each code will work on only one device but will allow the viewing of the film multiple times.
  • Access is entirely at Disney’s discretion and may be withdrawn at any time.
  • The film will be streamed through our virtual platform, Debut. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure the screening platform Debut is accessible. Screen sharing over Zoom or other platforms is not available.
  • Debut access codes/instructions will be provided should you choose to participate – see FAQ for details
  • Please note that this production does include romance, scenes of confrontation and depictions of tobacco. Please follow your school guidance on screening a PG rated film.

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