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WOW London Schools Day info

WOW Schools Day Friday 10 March 10am-6pm

WOW London Festival 2023 takes place 10-12 March at the Southbank Centre in London and is organised and produced by The WOW Foundation. WOW Festivals celebrate women, girls and non-binary people, take a frank look at the obstacles they face and discussing solutions for change. Every year Friday Day Pass at WOW sees hundreds of school students come together to be part of the global movement for gender equality by taking part in the festival.

Led by WOW Founder Jude Kelly, Friday’s line-up will welcome to the stage brilliant women who will help us to imagine an equal world. You will hear from those on the front lines of global movements transforming the future, and from girls and young women who are changing our world for the better. There’ll be well known faces, panel discussions, music, WOW Big Ideas and performances. There’ll be moments for active participation, Q&A and reflection, as well as a packed festival site with a WOW Marketplace full of women and non-binary entrepreneurs, support services and ideas being shared for school groups to explore before and after sessions.

We’d love to welcome you and your pupils to our 13th Festival at the Southbank as we come together for laughter, joy, world-class speakers, artists and activists, as we look at the world we live in now.

From politics to body image and climate activism to money, they’ll be something for everyone.


Discounted £12 tickets (usually £45) were available for schools on Friday 10 March 2023 (from 10am to 6pm) to access the entire day programme in Royal Festival Hall, as well as having access to the marketplace and outdoor activity.

Who is this event suitable for?

We pitch the programme for Year 9 upwards. Events will feature talks on some of the most pressing issues facing women and girls across the world, meaning some sessions may include sensitive content, and could include strong language. More information about the programme will follow in February, and we’ll send you an update and info pack a couple of weeks ahead of your visit.

How do I book?

The event is programmed and presented by The WOW Foundation - the venue we use is the Southbank Centre. When you’re ready, you will need to book your tickets directly with the venue, Southbank centre by contacting hello@southbankcentre.co.uk

In the meantime, we’d love to help with any questions or details you might like in the lead up to booking. Once booked, please email schools@thewowfoundation.com so we can keep you posted on the format and programme of the day as it develops.

How many students can I bring?

We are encouraging each school to bring up to 30 students, although you can bring any number of students, depending on what works best for your group. School tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

How much are tickets?

We are pleased to offer school pupils and teachers an exclusive discounted price of £12 per ticket.

Are the events accessible?

All events in the Royal Festival Hall will be BSL interpreted and live captioned and there are wheelchair spaces available. Please contact our team for more information if you or your pupils require access provisions.

Who do I direct further questions to?

For general enquiries: schools@thewowfoundation.com

For booking enquiries/ venue information: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

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