October half term activities

17 September 2013

Half Term Family Activities at the Royal Shakespeare Company

This October Half Term (Mon 28 October – Fri 1 November) the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon is offering audiences and visitors activities for all the family to find out more about making theatre. Workshops include creating a Shakespeare play in a day, stage fighting, how fake wounds are created in stage make up demonstrations, singing workshops and a chance to join members of the Richard II company on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage. Blown Away, an engaging show for ages 3 – 6 with live music and puppetry, is on every day, plus the very best of British food is available in the Rooftop Restaurant.

For more information visit www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/events

To book call box office on 0844 800 1114

Blown Away
Presented by Birdsnest Theatre

The wind can whisk you up into the sky; the wind can take you on an adventure. What if, one windy night a little girl arrives in your bedroom and tells you she's the wind? Join us as a small boy finds himself swept up and whisked away on an unforgettable journey. Flying through the air with the world so small below them, they feel big, and when you're big you can do anything at all.

Blown Away is a beautiful and engaging show containing live music, shadow puppetry and movement for three to six year olds, produced by Birdsnest Theatre is association with Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

29 October – 3 November 2013
10.30am and 1.30pm
Suitable for ages 3 – 6 years and their parents/carers
Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£10 Adults £5 Children

Play in a Day
Spend a day with an RSC practitioner to create a shortened version of one of Shakespeare's plays.

Monday 28 October 8 - 10 years
Tuesday 29 October 11 - 14 years
Wednesday 30 October 15 - 18 years
10am-4.30pm (performance will take place at 4pm)
Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£20

Blood, Guts and Gore
Former RSC Head of Wigs and Make-up, Brenda Leedham demonstrates how to create fake bruises, cuts and scars. Willing participants will be required!

Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October, 11am
Suitable for all ages (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Adults £3/Children £2

Family Workshop – Richard II
Take part in a fun family workshop and work as an actor does, on your feet! No previous acting experience or knowledge of the play required, as you'll be introduced to the story on the day.

Monday 28 October, 2pm
Suitable for ages 8+ and their parents/carers
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Singing Workshop
No musical knowledge needed - just a love of singing! Learn some simple songs as a group and sing your heart out.

Wednesday 30 October, 1.30pm
Suitable for ages 8+
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Wendy & Peter Pan Active Storytelling
Become an actor and tell the story of Peter Pan with our storyteller leading the way.

Wednesday 30 October, 10.30am
Suitable for ages 4 - 8
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Circle Bar
£3 Adults £2 Children

Spell Fest!
Join us for this fun workshop and speak some of Shakespeare's spells on Halloween.

Thursday 31 October, 11am and 2pm
Suitable for ages 8+
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Crafty Drop Ins
Join us for a drop-in craft class perfect for 3 to 7 year olds. We provide the instructions and materials for you and your little one to work with, you supply the creativity.

Wednesday 30 October Wendy & Peter Pan Craft activities
Thursday 31 October Creepy Crafts for Halloween
Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon
FREE

Macbeth Active Storytelling
Become an actor and tell the story of Macbeth with our storyteller leading the way.

Thursday 31 October, 3.30pm
Suitable for ages 4 - 8
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Circle Bar
£3 Adults £2 Children

Stage Fighting
Learn how to pull a punch in this stage fighting workshop.

Friday 1 November, 11am and 2pm
Suitable for ages 10+
(all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Clore Learning Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Unwrapped – Richard II
Join members of the Creative Team and Acting Company as they demonstrate some of the skills that go into making the production.

Saturday 2 November, 10.15am
Suitable for ages 12+
Onstage, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
All Tickets £5

Halloween Trail
Pick up a free trail and hunt for the ingredients for the witches' spell around the building.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
FREE

Tower
Take a trip up the Tower to experience an alternative view across Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform. The Tower is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Please note the Tower may be closed around Matinee performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

£2.50 Adults £1.25 Children
 
Rooftop Restaurant
Enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary and stylish surroundings with stunning panoramic views from the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Company's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our informal yet striking dining room is unlike any other in the Midlands, with a terrace looking out onto the River Avon and surrounding countryside. All dishes are available in half portions for younger guests with family friendly dishes always available, plus all children receive a free Shakespearean activity sheet and set of crayons.

For further information, please contact Amy Belson on 01789 412622 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk

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