Our next Schools' Broadcast is The Tempest, which takes place from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November 2021.

Not every school can make the journey to Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, but if you can't come to us, our free live broadcasts will bring our shows into your classroom.

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Available from 15 November until 19 November
The Tempest Schools' Broadcast

Booking is now available for our next Schools' Broadcast: The Tempest.

The broadcast will be available on demand from 10am on 15 November to 5pm on 19 November 2021. You can register until 12 midday on 19 November. 

We will be showing the 2016 production of the play, as well as providing resources to help students get the most out of the broadcast.


The Tempest was performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the winter 2016-17 season before moving to the Barbican Theatre in London. It was created in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, and used groundbreaking technology to create a digital avatar of Ariel that was controlled by and projected alongside actor Mark Quartley to add a sense of magic and wonder to the performance.

For this production, Prospero was played by Simon Russell Beale, with Jenny Rainsford as Miranda and Joe Dixon as Caliban.

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Our research tells us that preparing young people to watch a production greatly increases their engagement and enjoyment. We believe that using rehearsal room approaches to Shakespeare in the classroom can help students of all ages and abilities gain a meaningful connection with his work. All schools registered for the broadcasts will have access to a range of supporting materials.

If you have any queries please contact schoolsbroadcast@rsc.org.uk

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