Tours for Schools

Students at the RSC

Our Behind the Scenes Tours and Front of House tours can be tailored to match current National Curriculum content across a variety of subject areas from Key Stages 1-4.

Tours last approximately 1 hour and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone activity or packaged with a workshop or performance to create a full day's experience.

Key Stages 1 & 2 Tour (5-11 years old)

This tour will enhance the study of English, Drama, History and Art and Design.

Explore:

Shakespeare's plays
The theatre-making process
Shakespeare the man
Elizabethan Theatre
Why we have theatre today

Discover:

Behind the scenes secrets of our productions
How costumes are made
How special effects are achieved
Handle some of our props
Try on a costume
Opportunity to perform part of a well-known extract from a Shakespearean play

Key Stages 3 & 4 Tour (11-16 years old)

Delve into different aspects of Theatrecraft.  Find out about original performance conditions and how we respond to the plays today. This tour will enhance the study of English, Drama, History, Art and Design, Design and Technology and Citizenship. 

Explore:

Shakespeare's plays
Elizabethan Theatre
Shakespeare's language

Discover:

Behind the scenes secrets of our productions
How costumes are made
How special effects are achieved
Why specific production choices are made
Opportunity to perform part of a well-known extract from a Shakespearean play

How to book

FOH Tours
Tickets £3 for under 18s, adults £5.50

Behind the Scenes Tours
Tickets £3.50 for under 18s, adults £7.50

Access to an auditorium cannot be guaranteed.

Call the RSC Education Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1113 (8.30am-5pm, Mon-Fri during UK term time). Advance booking is essential.

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

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

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