Easter Holiday Activities

Join us this Easter for a range of workshops and activities from theatre skills to storytelling. Wednesday 10 - Friday 26 April 2019

All Easter you can pick up a free Activity Trail to discover hidden gems around the building, explore our theatres on a Tour, go to the top of the Tower for views of Shakespeare's home town, and dress up in costumes from our new dressing up cabinet. Just ask a member of staff for a free trail or to find out more.

THE PLAY'S THE THING

Kids go free to our award winning family exhibition The Play's The Thing during Warwickshire school holidays. Up to four children can go free with every full price adult ticket purchased. 

WORKSHOPS

Alongside our drop in activities, exhibitions and events, you can take part in workshops, using approaches straight from our rehearsal rooms. These are broken down into three age ranges:

Introduce: 
For ages 4 – 8 and their families/carers
Introduce the love of theatre and Shakespeare to your family with our series of fun and active taster workshops.

Discover
For ages 8 – 12 and their families/carers
Discover how our actors work in the rehearsal room to make theatre whilst learning more about Shakespeare’s plays. We also run full-day workshops within this age group for young people to attend without their parent/carers.

Explore
For ages 13 - 17
These sessions will give a greater insight into the work of the RSC and how we create theatre and bring Shakespeare to life. These workshops are for young people to attend without their parents/carers

For All Ages

Blood Guts and Gore

Blood Guts and Gore

10 - 24 April 2019

The Other Place

11am – 12pm
Wednesday 10 April and Wednesday 24 April

Brenda Leedham, former RSC Head of Wigs and Make-up, talks about the tricks of the trade and how bruises, cuts and scars are created. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event on Wednesday 24 April will be BSL interpreted.

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Drop-In Craft Workshop

Drop-In Craft Workshop

12 - 19 April 2019

Colonnade, Swan Theatre

11am – 4pm
Friday 12 and 19 April

Enjoy our free craft workshops inspired by our current shows. Drop in at any time and stay for as long or as little as you like.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

Free, suitable for all ages.

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

23 April 2019

Colonnade, Swan Theatre

11am – 4pm

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday by creating a card, souvenir ribbon or party popper!
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

Free, suitable for all ages.

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Light, Sound, Action

Light, Sound, Action

24 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

2 – 3pm

Meet our Lighting, Sound and Automation teams as they explain and demonstrate the technical side of theatre-making.
Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

£6

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Open Set Changeover

Open Set Changeover

23 - 25 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Take your seat in the auditorium to watch our technical teams transform the stage from one play’s set to another in approximately 90 minutes, as our host talks you through the fascinating process.
Recommended for ages 10 and over, children must be accompanied by an adult.

£6

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Secrets from The Plays The Thing

Secrets from The Plays The Thing

26 April 2019

Colonnade, Swan Theatre

1 – 3pm. Suitable for all ages.

Enjoy a selection of rarely displayed props, costumes and accessories from the RSC Collection and unearth stories of Shakespeare’s characters from As You Like It.

FREE, no booking required.

Under 5s and Introduce (Ages 4-8)

Introduce: Stage Fighting

Introduce: Stage Fighting

11 April 2019

The Other Place

11 – 11.45am

Work as a family to create your own mini fight scene.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Introduce: Model Box Making

Introduce: Model Box Making

15 April 2019

The Other Place

10.15 – 11.15am

Join us in creating your own miniature world ready to play out your favourite play!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Introduce: Music

Introduce: Music

16 April 2019

Clore Learning Centre

10.15 – 11am

Come and play simple rhythms and discover all sorts of instruments that are played live during our plays.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Introduce: As You Like It

Introduce: As You Like It

17 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

11 – 11.45am

Introduce your child to AS You Like It through games and simple rehearsal techniques.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Kate's Storytree

Kate's Storytree

19 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

10.15 – 10.45am and 11.30am – 12pm

Gather around the Storytree with Kate for tales old and new.

Both events will be BSL interpreted.

Suitable for under 5s, children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE, booking required

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Introduce: Theatre Games

Introduce: Theatre Games

19 April 2019

Upper Circle Bar, RST

11 – 11.45am

Come and play fun theatre games with an RSC actor.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£3.50 adult, £3 child

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Discover (Ages 8-12)

Discover: Stage Fighting

Discover: Stage Fighting

11 April 2019

The Other Place

1 – 2.30pm

Create an epic fight with fake punches, slaps and hair pulls.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

£4 adult, £3.50 child

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Discover: Set Design

Discover: Set Design

15 April 2019

The Other Place

12 – 1.30pm

Discover how Theatre Designers create beautiful sets and have a go at creating your own mini stage design.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£4 adult, £3.50 child

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Discover: Music

Discover: Music

16 April 2019

Clore Learning Centre

11.15am – 12.45pm

Work together as a group and play different rhythms and instruments.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

£4 adult, £3.50 child

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Discover: As You Like It

Discover: As You Like It

17 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1.30 – 3pm

Take part in this fun introduction to the play. Discover the story and themes in As You Like It as you work as an actor does, on your feet!
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£4 adult/ £3.50 child

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Discover: Stage Fighting

Discover: Stage Fighting

18 April 2019

Clore Learning Centre

11am – 12.30pm

Create an epic fight with fake punches, slaps and hair pulls.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer.

£4 adult, £3.50 child

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Discover: Taming of the Shrew

Discover: Taming of the Shrew

19 April 2019

Upper Circle Bar, RST

1.30 – 3pm

Take part in this fun introduction to the play. Discover the story and themes in Taming of The Shrew as you work as an actor does, on your feet!
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£4 adult/ £3.50 child

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Discover: Play in a Day, 10 – 12 years

Discover: Play in a Day, 10 – 12 years

25 April 2019

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

10am – 4.30pm

Create your very own shortened version of The Taming of the Shrew in just a day, with help from an RSC expert. Family and friends are invited to watch the final showing at 4pm.
For young people to attend without their parents/carers. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch.

£28

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Explore (Ages 13-17)

Explore: Set and Costume Design

Explore: Set and Costume Design

15 April 2019

The Other Place

2.30 – 4.30pm

Create your own set design inspired by the speech ‘the seven ages of man’ in As You Like It led by RSC assistant designers.
For young people only

£9

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Explore: Music for Theatre

Explore: Music for Theatre

16 April 2019

Clore Learning Centre

2 – 4pm

Work with an RSC musician to create your own rhythmical score and learn how music can bring a scene to life.
For young people only

£9

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Explore: Stage Fighting

Explore: Stage Fighting

18 April 2019

Clore Learning Centre

2 – 4pm

Learn how fights are created for the stage in a safe and non-violent wat, with RSC Fight Director, Tom Jordan.
For young people only.

£9

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Explore: Technical Play in a Day

Explore: Technical Play in a Day

25 April 2019

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

10am – 4.30pm

Learn how simple lighting and sound designs are put together as you work with our technical team at The Other Place. You’ll work as a group to design the lighting and sound cues as you watch our ‘play in a day’ company rehearse. Family and friends are invited to watch the final showing at 4pm.
For young people to attend without their parents/carers. Please bring a packed lunch.

£28

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