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We want all young people to have the opportunity to find their voice through Shakespeare.

We are passionate about the impact Shakespeare can have on every young person's life. We work with thousands of young people, teachers and partner theatres each year, who experience the extraordinary power of Shakespeare's language in their school and local community.

Shakespeare's language, words and sentences challenge young minds. They develop a new understanding and confidence with language and words.

We use the same techniques to teach Shakespeare that our actors use in the rehearsal room. Young people explore the words on their feet, speaking them aloud.

There are lots of ways we can help teachers and students use rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare.

In This Section

Time To Listen

Find out about the results of a study demonstrating the huge benefits of taking arts and education seriously.

Shakespeare Learning Zone

The Shakespeare Learning Zone will help you really understand Shakespeare, whether you are doing homework, coursework or revising. With loads of information about the story, setting and characters of Shakespeare’s plays you’ll learn how to unlock his language using the same techniques as RSC actors.

RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare

Booking now open for new RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare.

How Your School Can Work With Us

Schools, colleges and universities can work with RSC Education in lots of different ways.

Events and Workshops for Students

Workshops, conferences and other events at the RSC for young people from Key Stage 1 to Undergraduate

Schools' Broadcasts

All of our Shakespeare plays are broadcast live to classrooms free of charge

Associate Schools Programme

Our partnership programme with Regional Theatres and schools across England.

Teacher Resources

Free Teacher Packs, videos, image galleries and interactive whiteboard resources to bring Shakespeare to life in the classroom

Impact and Research

Research and evidence exploring the impact of rehearsal room approaches on young people of all ages and abilities

Planning an Education Visit

Bring your students to workshops, events or performances at the RSC

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your enquiries about RSC Education

Where We Work

Look at our map to see where we're working with schools - last year our work reached over 500,000 students across the UK