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KIT Research

KIT is committed to researching the impact and benefits of our work and making the case for the benefits of creativity learning techniques.

Quality Framework and Performer Handbook

Alongside our community of performers, facilitators, producers and teaching colleagues, KIT Theatre have compiled this 'Quality Framework and Performer Handbook' as a practical guide for working with us and in the the wider Immersive Theatre sector.

You can read the report, which is currently at Draft stage, by clicking here.


A Rationale for Creativity and Critical Thinking in KIT Theatre’s Adventures in Learning

Causeway Education was commissioned for this project by KIT Theatre. It draws on observations of five KIT ‘Adventures in Learning’ delivered in five separate primary schools across London and Essex, between October 2020 to December 2021.

The objective of this project was to reinforce and build on an evidence base that indicates a KIT Theatre Adventure in Learning (AiL) provides a unique setting, within which participants can develop creativity and critical thinking skills.

Please click here to read the full Rationale.

Evaluation Report into Wardrobes Adventure 2021

Alongside our partners at ARCADE, KIT hosted our Wardrobes project for 300 pupils in Scarborough, with young people taking part in an interactive, time-travel adventure show, taking place in their classrooms, local library and art gallery.


This report, from ARCADE, details the outputs, data and audience impact gathered from the project.

Evaluation Report into Wardrobes Adventure 2016

Wardrobes was KIT's biggest and most ambitious Adventure in Learning yet. more than 700 pupils participated in an epic story of time travel, rescue and twists in the tale. 

Please click here to read a summary of the findings of the Wardrobes report

This document, written in response to Science Direct's Systemic Literature Review, "Creative Learning Environments in Education" outlines how Wardrobes was designed to deliver maximum impact.

2014 Study

In 2014 KIT director Tom Bowtell worked with Sam Holmes, a PHD student and educational researcher based at King's College London to explore the impact our A Cat Escapes AiL had on pupils. Sam's study concluded with a comparative study comparing an AiL study class with a 'control' class in a sister school. Here are the results of Sam's study. The map used for Sam's final study is pictured opposite.

Please click here to read a summary of Sam's findings.

Please click here to read Sam's full report.


Summary of AIL feedback and research findings

This document draws together evidence for the impact of Adventures in Learning collected over the last 4 years.

Summary of Research supporting KIT's Theory Of Change:

These documents outline the needs for KIT's work, and the wider evidence for the effectiveness of our techniques.

Here is a summary of KIT's new Bridge Adventures



“Pupils in the study group produced notably higher quality work in the final assessment suggesting a significant impact from the Adventure.”

Sam Holmes, AiL impact report.

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