RSC Education works in partnership with schools, theatres, universities and other organisations both across the UK and internationally.

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Associate Schools Programme

The Associate Schools Programme is our new partnership programme with regional theatres and schools across England.

Our Associate Schools Programme builds on the success of the Learning and Performance Network (LPN) which celebrated its ten year anniversary in July 2016.

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University of Birmingham

We are delighted to announce a five year collaboration with the University of Birmingham and its Stratford-based Shakespeare Institute at The Other Place. The project, which sees the University become a Founding Partner of The Other Place, is rooted in the vision of the theatre as a centre for creative and academic exchange. At its heart are three practice-led research projects that will take place each year where students, academics, and artists can develop, critique, and respond to provocations. Students will also have access to creative and teaching spaces at The Other Place, with RSC artists and practitioners providing input to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Embodying the theme of ‘radical mischief’, the collaboration will develop a laboratory for theatre artists working with scholars and students in creative experiments that stimulate connections between the arts, the academy, and society at large.

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Horace Mann School

RSC Education is running a 12-month program of work with Horace Mann School in the Bronx, New York. The partnership will also allow the RSC to work with a number of promising, low-income public school students from the surrounding area enrolled on the Summer on the Hill program which is based on the school's campus.

The collaboration with Horace Mann School includes a professional development program for teachers, residencies by RSC artists and a summer school program for students. During the year, students will also watch three current RSC productions streamed live into their classrooms.

Dulwich College International

RSC Education is working in partnership with seven Dulwich College International Schools across Asia. The collaboration includes a wide variety of opportunities for students aged 10 to 18 years of age to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s works through using tried and tested strategies from the RSC’s rehearsal rooms.

The first two years of the programme included residencies by RSC artists and tailored student workshops. Students also continue to enjoy access to our online resources in addition to performances in the UK and Asia. Each year RSC artists also lead workshops and provide feedback as part of Dulwich College International’s annual Shakespeare Festival.


Fraser White, Executive Chairman and Founder of DCI

“Visual and Performing Arts are central to a Dulwich education. I am excited that we have been able to develop this partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the world’s leading and most renowned theatre companies. It adds an extra valuable dimension to our students’ learning, taking it beyond the confines of the classroom.”

In addition to student activities, there is a structured, residential programme of Professional Development for Drama and English teachers across the Dulwich network supported by online resources. In future years, activities will include student residencies in the UK, writing and producing plays, workshops around other aspects of performance and stagecraft, and more professional learning elements for teachers.

Both DCI and RSC Education hope to extend and open workshops to local schools in the various cities to create performance pieces, which in China might be in both English and Chinese.

Participating Dulwich College International schools include Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, Dulwich College Beijing, Dulwich College Suzhou, Dulwich College Seoul, Dulwich College (Singapore), Dulwich International High School Suzhou and Dulwich International High School Zhuhai.

Find out more about the RSC and Dulwich College International partnership.

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