English and drama masterclasses for teachers


Take your teaching of English and Drama to a new level with our Professional Development Masterclasses.

Join members of our creative teams as they explore how techniques from current theatre practice can translate into inspirational activities for the classroom.

Theatre Design: Unlocking the World of the Play
Friday 27 September 2013, 10am-4pm
Join RSC Associate Designer Tom Piper for a one-day intensive masterclass exploring the process of theatre design from initial concept to final stage production, using approaches directly transferable to the classroom.

Tom has designed over 20 productions for the RSC, including the acclaimed 2006-2008 Histories Cycle, for which he won an Olivier Award.

£145 (£130 RSC Education Members)

Directing Masterclass with Lyndsey Turner
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 October 2013, 10am - 4pm
Learn about contemporary theatre practice in this two-day course with Lyndsey Turner, director of the RSC's current production of Candide and Associate Director at Sheffield Crucible.

Lyndsey will explore how a range of techniques she uses with professional actors can be transferred to your work with young people.

£280 (£260 RSC Education Members) including a ticket to the Friday evening performance of Candide.

Text and Voice Masterclass: Reading the Score
Friday 8 – Saturday 9 November
Using Richard II as a starting point, explore the process actors undertake to understand and own Shakespeare's language in this immersive two-day course led by Senior Text and Voice Coach Alison Bomber.

Learn techniques to extend and challenge your students as you physically and vocally explore the language to uncover the structures, sounds, rhythms and rhetoric that unlock its meaning.

£285 (£260 RSC Education Members) including a ticket to the Friday evening performance of Richard II, featuring David Tennant in the title role.

To book for any of these courses call our Education Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1113 (8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday during term time). During the summer holiday period, call 0844 800 1110 to book.

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