October Half Term Activities

Join us during October half term for workshops and activities for all the family from 29 October - 2 November 2018.

There's lots going on this October half term including a gloriously grisly Halloween, full of all things mythical and gory. Start the day learning how to make grisly battle wounds with our Blood, Guts and Gore demonstration, then bring the battle to life as you fight like a Trojan with our Stage Fighting workshops and finish the day making a mythical monster, all inspired by Shakespeare’s play of war, Troilus and Cressida

All week you can pick up a free Activity Trail to discover hidden gems around the building, go to the top of the Tower to hear spooky ghost stories 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 45 minute 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.

Workshops

Play in a Day: 11 - 12

Play in a Day: 11 - 12

29 October 2018

Clore Learning Centre

10 - 4.30pm

Explore key scenes and create a shortened version of Troilus and Cressida in just a day, with help from an RSC expert. Family and friends can join to watch the play at 4pm.
For young people only

£28

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Play in a Day: 13 - 16 years

Play in a Day: 13 - 16 years

29 October 2018

Clore Learning Centre

10 - 4.30pm

Explore key scenes and create a shortened version of Troilus and Cressida in just a day, with help from an RSC expert. Family and friends can join to watch the play at 4pm.
For young people only

£28

Book Tickets
Introduce: Theatre Games

Introduce: Theatre Games

29 October 2018

Upper Circle Bar, RST

11 - 11.45am

Learn fun games and simple rehearsal techniques with an RSC actor. Suitable for 4 – 8 years. (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

£3.50 adult, £2.50 child

Book Tickets
Explore: Voice and Text

Explore: Voice and Text

30 October 2018

The Other Place

10am - 4pm

A practical workshop exploring how to use your voice in performance. Using some of the great persuasive speeches in Troilus and Cressida alongside other texts from Shakespeare, you’ll learn practical skills for delivering a great speech.
For young people only

£28

Book Tickets
Discover:Creating Portraits

Discover:Creating Portraits

30 October 2018

Upper Circle Bar, RST

2 – 4pm

Take inspiration from our free exhibition, In My Shoes, and draw your own portrait with help from an artist.

£5 adult, £4 child

Book Tickets
Blood Guts and Gore

Blood Guts and Gore

31 October 2018

The Other Place

11am – 12pm

This event will be BSL interpreted.

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.

£3.50 adult, £2.50 child

Book Tickets
Drop-In Craft Workshop

Drop-In Craft Workshop

31 October 2018

Colonnade, Swan Theatre

Wednesday 31 October, 11am - 4pm

. Create your own mythical monster masks from Greek stories like the minotaur.

Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE, no ticket required

Discover: Stage Fighting

Discover: Stage Fighting

31 October 2018

The Other Place

12.30 – 1.30pm

Learn safe techniques to fight like a Trojan and create an epic battle between the Greeks and Trojans.

£4 adult, £3 child

Book Tickets
Explore: Stage Fighting

Explore: Stage Fighting

31 October 2018

The Other Place

2.30 – 4pm

Learn safe techniques to fight like a Trojan and create an epic battle between the Greeks and Trojans.
For young people only

£9

Book Tickets
Discover: The Comedy of Errors

Discover: The Comedy of Errors

1 November 2018

Upper Circle Bar, RST

10:30 – 12:00pm

Discover the story and themes in a fun introduction to the play.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£4 adult, £3 child

Book Tickets
Kate's Storytree

Kate's Storytree

2 November 2018

The Other Place

10 – 10.30am and 11.30am – 12pm

Enjoy a storytime adventure inspired by The Comedy of Errors.
Suitable for under 5s, children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE, Places are limited, booking essential.

Book Tickets
Discover: Percussion

Discover: Percussion

2 November 2018

Clore Learning Centre

10.30am – 12 noon

Work together as a group using different percussion instruments and rhythms.

£4 adult, £3 child

Book Tickets
Introduce: The Comedy of Errors

Introduce: The Comedy of Errors

2 November 2018

Upper Circle Bar, RST

11am – 11.45am

Introduce your child to The Comedy of Errors through games and simple rehearsal techniques.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

£4 adult, £3 child

Book Tickets
Explore: Percussion

Explore: Percussion

2 November 2018

Clore Learning Centre

2pm – 4pm

Feel the rhythm and work together to create a resounding beat to a scene from Troilus and Cressida.

£9
For young people only.

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