If you’re new to teaching, or new to using rehearsal-room approaches to teach Shakespeare, then this course is for you.

Are you passionate about inspiring children and young people to love Shakespeare? This course will help you acquire the knowledge, confidence and skills to begin using RSC approaches to bring to life Shakespeare’s plays in your classroom.

RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare Course Participant

'This was the best training I’ve had in a decade of teaching. Thank you. I am inspired!'


  • Building the foundations: introducing ways of working that will ensure your students are ready to engage with Shakespeare’s plays
  • Creating the world of the play: ways of introducing or building on existing knowledge of the play
  • Close reading/analysis of a particular speech or scene
  • Exploring the language: ways of helping students access Shakespeare’s language
  • Developing inclusive practices with a particular focus on supporting lower attainers
  • Practical advice around transferability of approaches to other plays
  • A reflective task that enables you to consider the opportunities and challenges of working in this way.
  • Throughout each day there will be opportunities to ask questions about adapting the work to your own context

Upcoming course dates  

21-22 October 2022 & 20 January 2023

3-4 March 2023 & 30 June 2023

How to book

Call the RSC Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 331259, or email learning.boxoffice@rsc.org.uk.



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At the time of going to print, we assume courses will take place in person in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Clore Learning Centre, Waterside, CV37 6BB. We will apply the relevant government guidelines to our working practices.