Bring an RSC production into your classroom with our free Schools' Broadcasts

Not every school can make the journey to Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, but if you can't come to us, our free live broadcasts will bring our shows into your classroom.

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Free Schools' Broadcasts of Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakespeare

Our free Schools' Broadcast series continues in 2021 with five new broadcasts sharing the work of former Children's Laureate and best-selling author Michael Morpurgo.

Based on his new book Tales from Shakespeare, these special free events for schools will introduce students to some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest. The stories will be told by both Michael himself and members of the RSC Acting Company.   

Watch along with schools across the country at 11am on Fridays from 8 January 2021.

  • Michael Morpurgo’s A Midsummer Night's Dream - Friday 8 January, 11am
  • Michael Morpurgo’s The Tempest - Friday 15 January, 11am
  • Michael Morpurgo’s Romeo and Juliet - Friday 22 January, 11am
  • Michael Morpurgo’s Macbeth - Friday 29 January, 11am
  • Michael Morpurgo’s The Winter's Tale - Friday 5 February, 11am

Registration for all these broadcasts opens on Monday 7 December. Schools who register for the Friday streamed performances will also have three months' free access to the stories on demand for use in the classroom. 

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To view the broadcast you will need to register. To complete the registration process you will be asked to provide contact details for a teacher at your school and an estimated number of students who will be watching the broadcast and their key stage(s).

Registration opens on Monday 7 December.


Preparing students for the broadcast

Our research tells us that preparing young people to watch the broadcast greatly increases their engagement and enjoyment. We believe that using rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare in the classroom can help students of all ages and abilities gain a meaningful connection with his work. Our range of Teacher Packs draw on this approach and allow young people to explore and experience Shakespeare's language themes and ideas in practical and exciting ways. These resources are available at the links below:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Tempest

Romeo and Juliet


The Winter's Tale

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