October Half Term Activities

Smash the Stereotypes with us from 26 October - 31 October 2019

School’s out – it’s time to break the rules!

We kick off half term with a family fun day, followed by a smashing week of rule-breaking activities and ending with a theatrical finale. All events are free and there's no need to book.

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Smash the Stereotypes

A week of activities to celebrate being you!

PACCAR Room, Level 2, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Free drop-in sessions between 11am - 4pm on:

Sunday 27 and Monday 28 October

Tuesday - closed for group workshops

Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October

This half term we are being taken over by you. We are asking you to smash stereotypes and break the rules. Join in with free activities to celebrate your individuality, personality and ideas. Celebrate with us the very essence of what makes you, you!

We are joined by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall who, with your help, will create a new vibrant exhibition Rules Don’t Apply celebrating the individual differences that make us who we are.

Your contributions will be put on display to the public in our PACCAR room exhibition space from 8 November and you will also have an opportunity to take something home with you, as a reminder of the qualities you have to offer the world. 

Recommended for ages 7+

Finale Smashing

Join us at 4pm on Thursday 31 October for a theatrical event where the week's activities culminate in the smashing of stereotypes.

Rules Don't Apply

Celebrate you in our exhibition of making, creating and fun!

8 November 2019 – 8 March 2020

PACCAR Room, Level 2, Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Open Daily

Celebrate the joy of being YOU in our exhibition for all ages. Inspired by The Boy in the Dress and co-created by artist Megan Clark-Bagnall and our young people from October half-term activities, this lively and fun exhibition includes everything from a giant disco ball, friendship wall, Subbuteo football games, and much more. Exploring identity and friendship, hang out and have fun with us before your The Boy in the Dress experience!

Recommended for ages 7+

Also available:


Come and look behind the scenes with the whole family! Take a whistle stop look at how we put on a show, make our costumes and achieve our amazing special effects. Finish off with a visit to our interactive exhibition The Play’s the Thing, unlocking all the secrets of theatre-making magic!

Tour lasts 30 minutes and we recommend an hour for The Play's the Thing  Available on selected dates through half-term. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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