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Schoolchildren in a pre-show workshop in Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo by Nick Spratling © RSC

Whether you're watching a performance, taking part in a workshop or just visiting the area, there are plenty of things for your students to do on a school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Clore Learning Centre
This is our Education and Events venue in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. It's an ideal base for schools visits, public and community events and is across the road from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. With three workshop spaces and a lunch area, we are able to accommodate school groups of up to 80 at any one time.
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The Tower
Experience an alternative view of Shakespeare's home town and beyond from the top of the tower which rises 36 metres above the River Avon. The Tower is open from 10am daily.

Behind the Scenes Tour
These guided tours explore both the public and private areas of the theatre. Your group will learn about origins of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford, as well as exploring a production in more depth to learn about the theatre-making process.
Watch the video: RSC in 60 Seconds: Behind the Scenes Tour »

Front of House Tour
Join our experienced guides on a tour of the front of house areas of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a guide through the history of the company from the humble beginnings of the theatre in 1879, through the twentieth century with the rebuilding of the theatre, the formation of the current RSC and into the twenty-first century through our recent transformation.

The Swan Gallery and the Paccar Room
These house a range of temporary exhibitions which aim to offer a thoughtful programme of work that is inspired by and works in harmony with the productions in repertoire on stage. We commission contemporary artists to create new work inspired by Shakespeare and the work of the RSC. Entrance to exhibitions is free.

My RSC Gallery
This is a permanent exhibition of over 50 boxes embedded in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre's walls, each containing miniature artwork created by the public, schools, RSC staff, creative teams and actors in response to a competition asking people to create a piece of art inspired by Shakespeare, theatre or the RSC.

The Swan Reading Room and Riverside Cafe
These areas are home to our Play Carts which are free to use and suitable for our very young visitors. The Play Carts are full of activities like how to make a mask, creating a crown or sketching a scene, you could also borrow a book and read a Shakespeare story together. Look out for the 'insult chair' while you're there.

Treasure Trail
This trail is a different way for all ages to explore our buildings. It offers an easy to follow route that takes you through the theatre's history as you answer the clues to solve the mystery. Pick up a free leaflet from one of our front of house staff.

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