Project Wonderland


Created by The Lyceum’s experienced Creative Learning team and building on our previous and highly successful Project BFG, Project Dream, Project Scrooge and Project Narnia, inspired by The Lyceum's productions of The BFG, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe respectively, Project Wonderland was the latest initiative as part of The Lyceum’s Creative Pathways Programme.

Project Wonderland was an innovative, interdisciplinary learning programme for children, which engaged them in a range of creative activities inspired by our Christmas production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Our aim was to bring the benefits of participating in a high quality arts project to over 1,000 young people who would be unlikely to have access to the arts otherwise.

Participants determined the main themes of the play, and developed their own performance (or ‘sharing’). The project was process driven, where each young person was encouraged to have a role in determining and creating their performance, thereby ensuring we had a deep and meaningful impact on the young people and family groups that took part. All pupils were also invited to The Lyceum to attend a workshop, tour and to see our professional production.

 Videography by Duncan Sanders        

Project Wonderland was made possible with the generous support of:

Baillie Gifford; Cruden Foundation Limited; Dr David McNeil Summers Charitable Trust; The Educational Institute of Scotland; Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust; The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust; Ponton House Trust; The Robertson Trust; The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust; The Ryvoan Trust; Widowers' Children's Home Trust.