Young People's Shakespeare

YPS Week

Young People's Shakespeare (YPS) brings the power of seeing a live innovative production of Shakespeare to young people in schools around the country and at the RSC.

We adapt some of Shakespeare's best loved plays and edit them especially for younger audiences to give them the best possible introduction to Shakespeare.

This work forms part of our belief that young people get the most out of Shakespeare when they:

  • Do Shakespeare on their feet – explore the plays actively as actors do
  • See It Live – participate as members of a live audience
  • Start It Earlier – work on the plays from a younger age

Here's what young people said about our YPS productions:

'I didn't want to blink because I didn't want to miss anything.' Shivani, 11, watching Hamlet

'It was brilliant. I'd give it 10 out of 10. There's too many words to describe it. I want to watch more.' Joshua, 10, watching The Comedy of Errors

If you'd like to find out more about YPS visit our Archive where you can find resources, videos and photos from our recent productions of Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear.

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