Shakespeare Week Events

This list shows all the Shakespeare themed events taking place across the UK in 2017

There are events for schools, for families and for home educators. To see events which might interest you please tick any combination of the boxes below then click ‘search’ to see your filtered list. To change your selection simply select new tick boxes and click ‘search’ againYou can also search by key word using the box on the right.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An interactive workshop and performance for 7 to 11 year olds. The Young Shakespeare Company has been touring inspiring educational theatre since 1988. Our team of professional actors and storytellers perform Shakespeare’s plays for young people in schools and theatres across the country. Every year we perform to 100,000 young people in over 800 primary and secondary schools. Our projects have been cited by the Arts Council as an example of excellence in arts education practice.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Touring throughout Spring Term 2017
Facilities
Disabled Access
Restrictions
Contact the Young Shakespeare Company for the latest availability in your area on youngshakespeare@mac.com
Website
www.youngshakespeare.org.uk

The Music of Shakespeare in Samlesbury Hall

Explore the music of Shakespeare’s world, from courtly tunes to the sounds of the streets and taverns. Musician and storyteller Tom Hughes will play a range of instruments from the time of the Bard and give visitors a chance to join in a merry jig

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
Date and Time
Sunday 26th March, 10am - 4pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access| Refreshments
Website
https://www.samlesburyhall.co.uk

Shakespeare’s Warwickshire

A special half day project for KS2 based at Priory House, Warwick.Run by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire’Education team team – Heritage Education This session meets the requirement for a Local History study and a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. It is also applicable for children studying Shakespeare in literacy.

The two hour workshop with Heritage Education staff includes:  Investigating what people wore in Shakespeare’s time, using our replica costume collection and Tudor [...]

Suitable for
  • Home Educators
  • Schools
Date and Time
20th - 27th March
Facilities
Toilets
Website
http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritage-education/heritage-education-shakespeares-warwickshire/

Shakespeare at Westminster Abbey

Work with an actor to bring Shakespeare’s language alive and trace the links between Shakespeare’s London, his history plays and the Abbey.

Suitable for KS2 & 3 students. £5 per student. Maximum 30 students per session.

Email educationuk@westminster-abbey.org to book.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 March, 10-12 and 12.45-2.45
Facilities
Toilets
Website
http://westminster-abbey.org/education/uk-schools

Snappy Shakespeare – One or Two Hour Workshop

This workshop will give your class a fun, interactive overview of one of the following plays: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth. Our workshop facilitator will work with the group to tell a whistle-stop version of the story before exploring the language and themes of the play through a variety of fun games and exercises.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Available throughout Shakespeare Week and the rest of the year.
Facilities
Disabled Access
Restrictions
Available to schools within the M25. This workshop will take place at your venue and can accommodate up to 30 children from KS1 or KS2. Prices start at £220 for up to two hour-long workshops. To book, please email Jessica Randall, Schools Relationship Officer, jessica@polkatheatre.com or call 020 8545 8329.
Website
http://www.polkatheatre.com

Inspired by the Bard – Play in a Day

Using one of Shakespeare’s iconic plays as a starting point, your class will work together to create an original piece of theatre to perform at the end of the day. This can be based on themes, characters or elements of the story from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth or The Tempest. The workshop will give students a lively introduction to Shakespeare, encourage teamwork and develop performance skills.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Available throughout Shakespeare Week and the rest of the year.
Facilities
Disabled Access
Restrictions
Available to schools within the M25. The workshop will be held at your school and can accommodate up to 30 children. Cost £420. To enquire, please email Jessica Randall, Schools Relationship Officer, jessica@polkatheatre.com or call 020 8545 8329.
Website
http://www.polkatheatre.com

Macbeth ‘Who Killed Banquo?’ Drama Workshop

A lively police and forensic investigation into Banquo’s murder, including crime reconstructions. Participants aim to discover the ‘truth’ about his untimely death. 10% discount offered on usual fees.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Ongoing
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access| Refreshments
Restrictions
2 hour duration. Maximum 40 children. Years 5 & 6. Offering at discounted fee of just £166.50 - including all travel expenses, resources, equipment and a FREE teacher pack of supporting notes and fantastic follow-on ideas. Call 0161 881 0868
Website
http://www.artsonthemove.co.uk

Free “Teaching Shakespeare” teachers resource

Shakespeare never wrote a single play to be studied. He wrote them to be performed by actors. Learning how to work with Shakespeare from an actor’s perspective is essential to appreciating his brilliance!

Theatre Workout Education has created a free resource to help you give your students the actors experience of Shakespeare.

Suitable for
  • Home Educators
  • Schools
Date and Time
NA
Facilities
Disabled Access
Restrictions
Downloadable document
Website
http://www.theatreworkout.com/#!resources/cjy8

Shakespeare Drama & Dance Workshops

Drama and Dance workshops that explore Shakespeare’s plays via social history and reconstructed historical dances. Can be tailored to any play or historical period used in Shakespeare’s plays.

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
  • Schools
Date and Time
Anytime, please contact us to book.
Facilities
Disabled Access
Restrictions
The Shakespeare 4 Schools educational package has been developed from years of teaching drama students to understand Shakespeare and his world. Our workshops allow pupils to explore the life of Shakespeare's characters by inhabiting their period and physically moving in time. Suitable for all Key Stages in schools, colleges and higher education; our workshops are tailored to suit the needs of your students. We also offer play choreography and can assist with play production.
Website
http://shakespeare4schools.co.uk

Witches or Wise Women? The Trial of Macbeth’s Weird Sisters

For the third year running, we are offering pupils the opportunity to experience a Macbeth-themed mock trial in a real courtroom at the iconic Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham.

Aimed at Years 5 and 6, this 1 hour interactive educational workshop will provide an introduction to the history of James I anti-witch craft laws.

In ‘Witches or Wise Women? The Trial of Macbeth’s Weird Sisters’ your group will decide if they were wise women or something more sinister and powerful. [...]

Suitable for
  • Home Educators
  • Schools
Date and Time
Various dates throughout the year
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access
Website
http://www.nccl.org.uk/?activity=literary-inspired-courtroom-workshops