Read our case studies about the impact of using RSC rehearsal room techniques in the classroom.


Teachers believe other teachers when it comes to what works in the classroom.

There is no more powerful tool for implementing change than through teachers sharing the impact of new approaches to teaching and learning on their own practice and on the students they teach.

To produce this series of case studies we asked a group of teachers to record the changes that happened in their classrooms as a result of their work with the RSC and their regional theatre.

You will find reports of improvements in pupil progress and attainment, examples of how teachers supported colleagues to adopt new approaches to teaching Shakespeare and discoveries about the wider impact of our work on parents and the local community.

Overall, the studies are a testament to the hard work, commitment and passion of the teachers, schools and theatres we work in long term partnership through our Associate Schools programme.

Many of the schools cite RSC professional development practices. However, the impact of the Associate Schools programme is only possible because of Regional Theatre Partners we are proud to work in partnership with...

Read case studies

  • Archibald Primary School, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

  • Archibald Primary School (In My Mind's Eye)

  • Eastbury Community School, Barking, Essex

  • King Ethelbert School, Birchington, Kent

  • Larkholme Primary School, Fleetwood, Lancashire

  • Launceston College, Launceston, Cornwall

  • Lings Primary School, Northampton

  • Lings Primary School (Leigh Wolmarans)

  • Macmillan Academy, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

  • Priory Woods School & Arts College, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

  • Samuel Lister Academy, Bingley, West Yorkshire

  • Springhead Primary School, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

  • Springhead Primary, Dove Bank Primary and Star Academy

  • New Vic Theatre and Springhead Primary School (Collaborating with Shakespeare)


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