What if Shakespeare could help your pupils find their voice and dramatically improve their literacy skills?

A symposium for headteachers and curriculum leaders on 22 June 2018

The approaches we’ve developed with schools over more than a decade empower young people to bring complex language to life. They do this by approaching the text in the same way that our actors do in a professional rehearsal room: making language truly meaningful through investigation and performance.

In-depth research shows that increased confidence with Shakespeare helps young people feel more engaged in their school, their learning and their community. This builds their resilience and confidence to take their place in the world.

Both primary and secondary headteachers across the country are already seeing how these approaches accelerate the development of spoken and written language. They particularly help those pupils who find language difficult.

Join our Symposium

On 22 June 2018, we are hosting a symposium for headteachers and curriculum leaders who want to:

  • Hear evidence from schools who have raised standards by embedding these approaches in a knowledge-rich curriculum
  • Experience rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare
  • Find out how this work has been commended by Ofsted and underpinned by research conducted by the University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick
  • Hear from IVE and Headteachers about how rehearsal room approaches can strengthen classroom practice across the curriculum
  • Take away practical ideas and actions to implement in school

This symposium is delivered in partnership with IVE, a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers and young people. It supports the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improved employability and productivity. They aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.


Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon


Friday 22 June 2018, 10am-5pm


Tickets £100 RSC Education Members / £110 non-Members

Special Offer
Book two places from the same school for just £65 per person RSC Education Members / £75 non-Members

Symposium ticket includes free shuttle bus between Leamington Spa and Warwick Parkway Railway Stations and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre – see details below.

Plus add on a ticket to see the evening performance of Macbeth for £39.50 when booking your symposium ticket.

How to book

Please email education.boxoffice@rsc.org.uk or call the Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist education team available from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday during term time.


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