We are offering a bespoke programme of work for Warwickshire schools around The Tempest.

As your local theatre, we really value working in partnership with you and have therefore created a programme of work for this academic year focused on The Tempest and designed especially for Warwickshire schools. 

Below are all of our opportunities for students - click here to find out about Teacher Professional Development Opportunities.

To find out more about any of the opportunities below, call Georgia Munnion on 01789 403432 or email georgia.munnion@rsc.org.uk

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The Tempest First Encounters Student Workshops

Monday 30 January – Friday 31 March 2017 (excluding half-term week)

We are offering a maximum of 20 discounted workshops to Warwickshire Schools on The Tempest to tie-in with the tour of First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Tempest and our Schools’ Broadcast on Thursday 30 March 2017. These will take place in school, delivered by one of our Education Associate Practitioners, and will be 2 hours long. 

We have a limited number of workshops we can offer, at a cost of £150 per workshop.

The Tempest First Encounters Installation Contributions

To coincide with the production coming back to Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of March, we would like to build small installations of students’ work in The Other Place. If you would like your students to contribute to these installations, please send in a maximum of 10 pieces of work to Georgia Munnion, Education, Chapel Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BE, no later than Friday 3 March 2017. Alternatively, for any 3D pieces, please drop them off at our Chapel Lane offices or contact Georgia directly to arrange a pick-up. 

Please note that work may not be able to be returned after the performances so, where possible, please send in copies.

Power and Duty Playmaking Festival 2017 – Warwickshire Schools’ Performances

Week beginning 3 July 2017

We have a limited number of places for Warwickshire schools to perform their version of The Tempest at our Power and Duty Playmaking Festival 2017. In order to be considered for this opportunity, we would like schools to perform their version in their own school environments between April and June 2017 and invite along a member of RSC Education. After this opportunity, we will select five schools who will be offered production support in June 2017 and will be invited to perform during the Power and Duty Playmaking Festival in July 2017.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Georgia Munnion to discuss further.


16-18 Summer School for Warwickshire Students

26-28 July 2017

This three day programme will enable young people living in Warwickshire and Coventry to explore the current productions of Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra, with actors and directors from the companies.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the plays by approaching them as actors do in rehearsal with opportunities to:

  • Take part in workshops led by creatives and directors from the companies. Participants will engage with the texts and explore some of the choices that have been made whilst staging the plays. 
  • Watch both productions and afterwards talk to members of both companies.
  • Gain skills in unlocking the language in the texts and consider how the staging of these plays impacts on meaning and interpretation.

Who should apply?

This Summer School is suitable for English and/or Drama students from aged 16 to 18 who live or attend a school in Warwickshire or Coventry, and who have an interest in or would like to develop their understanding of Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra as plays in performance and experiencing the processes of staging these plays for modern audiences.

Where is the Summer School held?

The Summer School will be held at our Clore Learning Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10am-6pm.

How much does it cost?

The total cost is £125, including one ticket to Julius Caesar on Wednesday 26 July at 7.15pm and one ticket to Antony & Cleopatra on Thursday 27 July at 7.15pm.* Bursary places are available on request.

How do you book?  

 Booking for the Summer School will open in December.

*Accommodation and travel costs must be covered by the participants. Lunch will be provided on all three days and dinner will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. 

There are a limited number of places available and these will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. We will contact you a few weeks before the Summer School with all of the information for the three days.

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