Research into our work

We have an increasing body of research that proves the value of an arts-rich education and the benefits of using rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare with students of all ages and abilities


In the most comprehensive research study of its kind, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tate and the University of Nottingham have joined together to examine the benefits of taking arts and education seriously. 

Classroom Case Studies

Read reports  from teachers of improvements in pupil progress and attainment, examples of how teachers supported colleagues to adopt new approaches to teaching Shakespeare and discoveries about the wider impact of our work on parents and the local community.


Following work undertaken by The University of Warwick, we now have robust research that indicates the positive impact our way of working with Shakespeare has on young people, their teachers, schools and wider communities.

Articles and Reports

We regularly publish reports, speeches and articles referencing our work with young people.

Learning and Performance Network

The Learning and Performance Network was our first long term partnership programme between schools and theatres. It was targeted towards those schools and young people who have least access to Shakespeare, cultural provision and the RSC.

Other Research Into Our Work

Winston, J. (2015) Transforming the teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company, London, Bloomsbury.

Galloway, S. & Strand, S. (2010) Creating a Community of Practice: Final Report to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Learning and Performance Network, Warwick, CEDAR.

Thomson, P., Hall, C., Thomas, D., Jones, K. & Franks, A. (2010) A study of the Learning and Performance Network, an education programme of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Newcastle, Creativity, Culture and Education.

Neelands, J., Galloway, S. & Lindsay. G. (2009) An evaluation of Stand up for Shakespeare, The Royal Shakespeare Company Learning & Performance Network 2006-­2009, Research for the Training and Development Agency for Schools, CEDAR, University of Warwick