May Half Term Activities

Join us during May Half Term for a range of workshops and activities from theatre skills to storytelling. Monday 27 - Friday 31 May 2019

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 the Cabinet of the Lost. 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

Drop-In Craft Workshop

Drop-In Craft Workshop

27 May 2019

Colonnade, Swan Theatre

11am – 4pm
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.

Play in a Day: 11 - 13 years

Play in a Day: 11 - 13 years

28 May 2019

Clore Learning Centre

10am - 4.30pm

Explore key scenes and create a shortened version of The Taming of the Shrew in just a day, with help from an RSC expert. Family and friends can join to watch the play at 4pm.
Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a packed lunch and water bottle.
For young people only

£28

Book Tickets
Explore: Augmented Reality

Explore: Augmented Reality

28 May 2019

Circle Bar, Level 1, RST

2 – 4pm

An introduction to creating augmented reality using Unity and Vuforia. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own piece of 2D artwork which triggers a 3D computer generated object to appear when held up to the computer webcam. No coding skills required.
For young people only.

£9

Book Tickets
Introduce: The Taming of the Shrew

Introduce: The Taming of the Shrew

29 May 2019

Circle Bar, Level 1, RST

11 – 11.45am

An introduction to The Taming of the Shrew through games and simple rehearsal techniques!
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£3.50 adult/ £3 child

Book Tickets
Discover: Taming of the Shrew

Discover: Taming of the Shrew

29 May 2019

Circle Bar, Level 1, 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

Book Tickets
Explore: Costume Making

Explore: Costume Making

29 May 2019

Clore Learning Centre

2 – 4pm

Learn to print with stencils and blocks with our Head of Paints and Dyeing. All materials will be provided.
For young people only.

£12

Book Tickets
Introduce: Movement

Introduce: Movement

30 May 2019

Circle Bar, Level 1, RST

11 – 11.45am

Find out how actors learn to create characters through physical movement.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£3.50 adult/ £3 child

Book Tickets
Discover: Movement

Discover: Movement

30 May 2019

Clore Learning Centre

1.30 – 3pm

Develop your own interpretation of Shakespeare’s characters through physical movement.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/ carer

£4 adult/ £3.50 child

Book Tickets
Kate's Storytree

Kate's Storytree

31 May 2019

The Other Place

10am - 10.30am and 11.30am – 12pm

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



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

FREE, booking required

Book Tickets

Explore

Suitable for all ages

Free activities