Register now to get a glimpse inside an RSC rehearsal room with the Henry VI Part One Open Rehearsal Project

For the first time, we welcome you inside our full rehearsal process for a Shakespeare play, culminating in a final live online rehearsal room run-through of the entire play.  Experience the thrill of rebellion, the brutality of battle, and ambition without boundaries as Henry VI: Part One takes you headlong through one of the most turbulent periods of English history. 



Henry VI Part One Open Rehearsal Project

Every weekday from 1 to 18 June, you can join the company and directors Gregory Doran and Owen Horsley for three sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon:

  • Daily 10-10.30am Take part in a daily warm up
  • Daily 12-1.30pm Share the excitement of watching actors grapple with the text and put the play on its feet live from the rehearsal room (45-90 min sessions)
  • Daily 6-6.30pm Watch the company chat in the Green Room and ask them your questions

Recommended viewing for Schools - Thursday 10 and 17 June

On 10 and 17 June directors Gregory Doran and Owen Horsley will be delivering specific sessions with a focus on Drama students' needs. If you or your students have questions about an actors process and how they work on characters or text, our special Green Room sessions can help provide the answers. 

Any UK school* can register to access this broadcast for free. Once your registration has been processed you will receive a link that can be passed on to students for home learning if necessary.

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).

*Please note that our Schools' Broadcasts are only available to UK schools

Are you a student or parent who would like to watch this broadcast? Just share this link with your teacher and ask them to register on your behalf. 

For families who always home school.

Fri 18 Jun 2021,
10:30AM (BST)
Henry VI Open Rehearsal Project

Preparing students for a broadcast

Our research tells us that preparing young people to watch a production 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. All schools registered for the broadcasts will have access to a range of supporting materials.

If you have any queries please contact

FAQ - Schools' Broadcast

  • Trouble registering?

  • Can my students watch at home?

  • How do I register for the broadcasts?

  • Families who usually homeschool

  • Does it cost anything to watch the broadcasts?

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