Shakespeare Week is a new national, annual celebration to bring Shakespeare to life vividly for millions of primary school children.
Starting in March 2014, Shakespeare Week will be celebrated in schools, theatres, historic sites, museums, galleries, cinemas, and libraries all over the U.K. From the first Shakespeare Week in March 2014, every child will be given the chance to be inspired by Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage.
Join us for the first Shakespeare Week 17 – 23 March 2014
- Sign up for Shakespeare Week to access our FREE suite of resources for the classroom covering all subjects.
- You can use them to develop anything from single activities to term-long programmes. New resources will be added regularly.
- Go to Shakespeare Week Events to find an exciting programme of creative and cultural learning experiences.
- Get a FREE Passport to Shakespeare for every participating pupil featuring activities and offers at local museums, theatres, galleries and more.
- Over 1,600 schools have already joined the celebration.
Shakespeare Week will encourage and incentivise schools, children and their families to explore their local museums, galleries, theatres, concert halls, libraries and historic sites, making cultural connections to Shakespeare’s legacy. Over 100 organisations have already joined us and by joining with the organisations taking part you will
- Attract new audiences
- Feature in a nationwide marketing campaign
- Promote your events, activities and offers to participating schools and families
Teachers will be able to:
- Access FREE resources
- Find local events and activities
- Claim the FREE Passport to Shakespeare for pupils
- Promote their school’s Shakespeare Week events and activities
Participating organisations will be able to:
- Promote their events and offers
- Attract new audiences
- Be part of a national celebration
- Shakespeare Week will offer children the chance to take part in creative and cultural learning experiences in schools and outside the classroom.
- This website brings together FREE resources for teachers and promotes events and activities in cultural and heritage organisations nationwide.
- Every child whose school participates in Shakespeare Week will receive the Passport to Shakespeare encouraging them to continue learning at school, beyond the classroom and with their families.