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.
THE KICK-OFF: FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday 26 October, 11am - 5pm
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Kick off your October half term with a free day of football, fashion and fun for all the family.
Test yourself against your mates on our human table football pitch, try out your football skills and feel free to dress to impress, just like Dennis in our family show, The Boy in the Dress. Local youth footballers, Stratford Town Colts FC will be playing matches across the afternoon, while Guinness World Record holding freestyle footballer Rebaz Mohammed will be giving performances and a workshop.
Suitable for all ages.
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:
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October
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+
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.
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+
FAMILY FUN TOURS
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.