Shakespeare's work belongs to everyone. It is both part of our cultural inheritance and a curriculum requirement. The RSC plays a leading role in ensuring that this very special inheritance is shared with children and young people of all ages. We believe this means young people should experience Shakespeare by seeing it live; starting it earlier and doing it on their feet. Read our Stand up for Shakespeare manifesto.
Many of us learn about Shakespeare from a teacher in a classroom or see our first performance of a Shakespeare play on a school trip. This means we place a very special emphasis on developing work with primary and secondary schools and children and young people aged 5 – 18. We also work with students in FE colleges and Universities.
Our Ways of Working
Because we are a theatre company we enable children, young people and their teachers to engage with Shakespeare's plays and the work of other writers as artists so that they have the richest possible engagement with our work.
We offer a range of workshops, conferences and professional development courses so that any student and teacher can work with us and experience the artistic and teaching practices of the RSC. We also work in long term partnership with schools, theatres and universities nationally and internationally to build and realise ambitions for teaching and sharing Shakespeare with communities least likely to access our work.
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