Shakespeare Week Events

This list shows all the Shakespeare themed events taking place across the UK in 2016. This year, 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, we are keeping the events list open to celebrate Shakespeare throughout 2016 not just during Shakespeare Week.

Events for Shakespeare Week 2017 will be listed from November 2016

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 work using the box on the right.

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Rocking Romeo and Jiving Juliet

Our version of Shakespeare’s tragic love story is brought to life through a participatory play – pupils become part of the action, portraying characters, helping with sound effects, and exploring the motivations of the characters. Volunteer pupils will be able to play small parts, acting with the professional actors.

In keeping with this year’s musical theme the show explores the themes of the play through interactive songs. The simplified storyline and our use of a storyteller ensures the play is [...]

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
6th - 30th April 2017
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking
Restrictions
Each show can be shown to a maximum of 120 pupils. The show is 90 minutes long. The school hall or is required to perform in. Prices can be found on our website. We also have a KS1 show Pucks Midsummer Night's Dream.
Website
http://actoninfo.com/

Pucks Midsummer Night’s Dream

Act On Info are a theatre in education company who have worked in schools across the world delivering Shakespeare theatre shows and workshops to children and young people. In keeping with this years musical theme our Shakespeare theatre shows have interactive songs pupils can dance and sing along to!

Music, mayhem and just a sprinkling of love – this magical interactive children’s version of Shakespeare’s original is shown from the viewpoint of Puck who’s been playing his usual tricks, “on [...]

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
6th - 30th April
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking
Restrictions
Each show can be shown to a maximum of 120 pupils. The show is 40 minutes long. Follow on workshops are 30 minutes long and for two classes maximum. The school hall or is required to perform in. Prices can be found on our website. We also have a KS2 show Rocking Romeo and Jiving Juliet.
Website
http://actoninfo.com/

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