Young People's Shakespeare

Your support is crucial to fulfilling the mission of our Education Department: to connect young people with Shakespeare. We work with young people between the ages of five and 19, their teachers, and prioritise those who don't have easy access to the RSC.

  • Our Stand up for Shakespeare manifesto calls for young people to 'See It Live, Start it Earlier and Do it On Your Feet' and has secured almost 15,000 signatures online with endorsements from actors, teachers, academics and people all over the world.
  • Open Access education workshops and projects are delivered in all of our performance venues and target areas. Last year we worked with 30,000 young people and 2,500 teachers.
  • Through our national Learning and Performance Network we promote and support creative approaches to the teaching, learning and performance of Shakespeare's plays. To date we have worked directly with 1,640 teachers and estimate that 65,000 students have benefited.
  • Young People's Shakespeare productions serve as a powerful first exposure to live Shakespeare.
  • Our online learning resources are expanding with each play we stage, offering anyone the opportunity to access director's talks, rehearsal room practices, performance histories and a wealth of additional material.
  • We have piloted RSC teaching methods for Shakespeare internationally through partnerships with Ohio State University and Melbourne University.

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The LPN is generously supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust, The Equitable Charitable Trust and The Grimmitt Trust.

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