Free licences for Schools!

School of Rock – The Next Generation is the programme that enables all academic schools to create and perform their own production of this hit Broadway and West End musical for free!

A message from Andrew Lloyd Webber

“It is nearly 50 years since my first musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was premiered at a London school. A year later it received its USA debut at a college in Douglaston, Queens, New York.

I can think of no better introduction to “School of Rock” than to repeat what I wrote about “Joseph” so many years ago.

“School of Rock” is for everyone to take part in. It is a celebration of the empowering force of music.

Parents and teachers too can join in the band, although I strongly advise leaving the onstage playing to the kids!

All of us in the creative team have had a fantastic time bringing the movie to the Broadway stage and we all hope that you have as much fun when you perform the show as we had when we put it together.

Good luck and may the spirit of rock be with you.”

– Andrew Lloyd Webber

What will I get?

All successful applicants will receive the following materials free of charge:

» Show licence – This entitles you to perform up to 5 performances on your own school premises before the end of 2017
» All the Music Materials you need to put on your show to download & print
» Your School of Rock Logo pack
» Your School of Rock Education pack
» Your School of Rock Teachers Guide

The recipe for a perfect production

Of course you can’t put on a show without your musicians, actors, set and costumes. Listed below is what we think you’ll need, based on the London production.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of these things. It is more important that you have fun.

YOUR BAND – 7 PLAYERS:
» Bass Guitar
» Drums
» Guitar I, II & III
» Keyboard I & II

ON-STAGE BAND – 5 PLAYERS:
» Dewey – Guitar
» Freddie – Drums
» Katie – Bass Guitar
» Lawrence – Keyboard
» Zack – Guitar

CAST:
» 6 x principals
» 13 x kids
» 11 x teachers
» 8 x others
See a full cast list here.

SCENERY/SET:
» The Olympic Powerhouse
» Ned’s Apartment & Dewey’s bedroom
» Rehearsal Space
» Horace Green School – The Assembly Hall, The Music Room, The Faculty Lounge, Classrooms and Hallways
» Students’ homes
» The Palace Theatre – Onstage and offstage
» The Roadhouse

What’s it like being in the show?

It’s hard work, but SO worth it! Watch the cast of the West End production in rehearsals for School of Rock the Musical…

School of Rock on X Factor!