Easter activities

21 March 2014

This Easter (12 – 27 April) the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon is offering audiences and visitors something for all the family with workshops and free activities. Also showing is Curious, a perfect giggle-making introduction to theatre for 0 – 3 years, plus the very best of British food is available in the Rooftop Restaurant.

To book call box office on 0844 800 1114  More information

A Tam Tam Theatre production presented by Half Moon

Journey into a world where kitchen meets garden and where pots and pans get mischievously mixed up with planters and pails. A story without words, Curious is a spirited play for the very, very young. A perfect giggle-making introductory experience to theatre that explores everyday objects in an interactive environment. The performance concludes by inviting the children to venture onto the stage to dig, delve and rummage in the soft, moist soil.

Suitable for ages 0 – 3 years; running time: 45 minutes.

Sunday 13 April 10.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 April10.30am and 2pm

Adults £8/Children £6


Blood, Guts & Gore
Join former RSC Head of Wigs and Makeup Brenda Leedham as she shows you the tricks to creating bruises, cuts and scars in this demonstration needing willing participants!
Suitable for all ages (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 12 noon
Upper Circle Bar
Wednesday 16 April and Thursday 24 April
Adults £3/Children £2

Story Garden
Become an actor and tell the story of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Everyone gets involved, so be prepared to make music, dress up and join in with the fun.
Suitable for 4 – 8 year olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 11.45am
Circle Bar
Thursday 17 April and Tuesday 22 April
Adults £3/Children £2

Speaking Shakespeare
Want to have a go at speaking some of Shakespeare's speeches? Come along to this fun and lively session that will have you quoting Shakespeare like a professional!
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Upper Circle Bar
Wednesday 23 April
Adults £3/Children £2

Introducing Shakespeare
Introduce and explore some of Shakespeare's characters in this practical and fun workshop for children and their families.
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 12.30pm
Ferguson Room
Friday 25 April
Adults £3/Children £2

Family Workshop
Take part in a fun family workshop and work as an actor does, on your feet! No previous acting experience or knowledge of the play required, as you'll be introduced to a Shakespeare story on the day
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
2pm – 3.30pm
Ferguson Room
Friday 25 April
Adults £3/Children £2


The Great Shakespeare Egg Hunt
Pick up a booklet from the leaflet racks in the theatre and follow the clues to find Shakespeare Egg Heads hidden around the building. Solve the puzzle and get an Easter Treat!
Saturday 12 April – Sunday 27 April

Crafty Drop-ins
Swan Reading Room, Swan Theatre
Join us for a drop-in craft class perfect for 3 - 7 year olds. We provide the instructions and materials for you and your little one to work with, you supply the creativity.
Thursday 17 April, 2 - 4pm
Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses
Wednesday 23 April, 10am - 12.30pm
Party crafts for Shakespeare's Birthday

Adventure Bags
Pick up an adventure back pack from the cloakroom when you visit. Aimed to help you and your family explore the words of Shakespeare and the theatre in Stratford, discover items from our collection, the stories in Shakespeare's plays and how they are created. Please ask a member of staff to borrow one.

Take a trip up the Tower to experience an alternative view across Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform. The Tower is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Please note the Tower may be closed around Matinee performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Adults £2.50/ Children £1.25

Enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary and stylish surroundings with stunning panoramic views from the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Company's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our informal yet striking dining room is unlike any other in the Midlands, with a terrace looking out onto the River Avon and surrounding countryside. All dishes are available in half portions for younger guests with family friendly dishes always available, plus all children receive a free Shakespearean activity sheet and set of crayons.

For further press information, please contact Amy Belson on 01789 412622 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk

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