Worlds Together


6-8 September 2012
An international conference exploring the value of Shakespeare and the arts in young people's lives.

This three-day event combined voices, experiences and insights from world leading artists, academics, directors and teachers, all committed to making Shakespeare accessible and vibrant for young people across the world.

Videos: Worlds Together highlights
Short videos showing highlights from the three days of the conference.

Shirley Brice Heath keynote
An introduction to the conference to open debate on the key themes.

James Shapiro keynote
The importance of Shakespeare's work to students growing up today.

Estelle Morris - Children, Young People and the Arts
The challenges faced by policy makers around the world in making the arts a central part of education provision and what can be done to make broad arts education an entitlement for all.

Brad Haseman - Testing Times
What can schools, communities and cultural institutions do in an environment which seeks to make education and learning predictable?

Steve Seidel keynote
The role of children, historically and in the present day, in the cultural and political life of their communities.

Michael Morpurgo reading
The children's author performs a reading from The Unicorn.

Worlds Together was a partnership with Tate. It brings together The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration, an international, online educational partnership produced by Tate and sponsored by Unilever, with the World Shakespeare Festival, a celebration of Shakespeare as the world's playwright. The conference was in collaboration with the National Theatre (NT) and British Museum with further support from Arts Council England and the British Council.

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

0844 800 1110
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Email newsletter

Sign up to email updates for the latest RSC news:

RSC Members

Already an RSC Member or Supporter? Sign in here.

Teaching Shakespeare