Whether you are three or 103, Shakespeare's plays and making theatre can change your life.

We believe every young person should have access to and benefit from an arts rich education.

We work with young people, teachers, artists and adults in classrooms, on stages, online and in communities to:

  • UNLOCK POTENTIAL…by developing life, language and theatre skills, building self-confidence and enhancing life chances.
  • LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD…not all children and adults have equal access to Shakespeare and the arts and we work to change that
  • CHALLENGE AND EXPLORE…the relevance of Shakespeare’s work to our lives and world today. 

Whether you are a young person, teacher or lecturer or lifelong learner, we hope you’ll find something that interests you in the sections below.

If you want to find out more about our work or get in touch, please write to us at learning@rsc.org.uk. There is an automated response but we review the inbox daily and will ensure we respond to your email as soon as possible.

Young person

"It might sound strange but it has changed me. I didn’t like coming to school and being told what was right and wrong. I know it’s only Shakespeare but we came in the room and they said you can read this text and have your own opinions – it was really good, really different."


The work of the RSC Creative, Learning and Engagement department is generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Clore Duffield Foundation, Foyle Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, The Polonsky Foundation, The Mackintosh Foundation, The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Halabi Thomaz Foundation, Stratford Town Trust, LSEG Foundation, The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity, John S Cohen Foundation, HDH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust, Teale Charitable Trust, The Grimmitt Trust, Sir James Knott Trust, The Oakley Charitable Trust, Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, and The Wyfold Charitable Trust