shakespeare in schools
This Shakespeare Lives schools’ pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.
Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key themes; Leadership and Power, Family and Relationships, Identity and Equality, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules. Throughout the pack, you can find a variety of participative activities for students aged 7-14.
The Rose Theatre is proud to be part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, in partnership with Shakespeare Schools Foundation.
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a charity that transforms lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. Our annual Festival provides a platform for up to 30,000 young people to express themselves and grow in confidence as they take to a professional stage.
We are the largest youth drama festival in the UK and our offer to enable four local schools to work together on one performance day and night is unmatched.
By making the festival non-competitive we are able to specifically target disadvantaged children and schools. Our workshops offer teachers the tools with which to engage a whole class. We challenge teachers’ preconceived ideas of their own expertise and their ability to develop new ways of teaching. We challenge students to prove their potential and to represent their school in the community.
19th November 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 21st November 2019 @ 10:00 pm
The Deco Theatre is delighted to welcome the UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival to our stage on 19th to the 21st November 2019 The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process” Philip Pullman, SSF patron “The audience reaction to our Macbeth was wonderful. Our narrator, Ben, even told me that it was the best experience of his life – you can’t really get much better than that!” – Primary School Teacher Performances start at 7pm. Ticket prices: £9.95/£8.00. Details of participating schools and their performance day can be obtained from the Box Office.
Join us for exhilarating performances, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like you’ve never experienced before, and support young people from your local community as they take to the stage.
In this, the 19th year of the Festival, we celebrate a season of ‘Infinite Variety’ as young people of all ages and backgrounds discover the possibilities presented by Shakespeare in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.
Download free resources and browse opportunities and events for schools and students, including our new online programme of workshops and courses.
Online teaching resources, courses & workshops for all ages
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Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. This annual Festival provides a platform for up to 30,000 young people across the country to express themselves and grow in confidence as they perform on a professional stage.
Newbridge Comprehensive – The Winter’s Tale
Tickets – £10.50, concession – £8.50
All of the boys had been working hard on their performance since last June and performed with outstanding confidence and maturity!
On Thursday 22nd November 24 Year 7 boys performed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Rose Theatre as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.