Discover inspiring new ways of helping your students unlock Shakespeare, extend your repertoire and deepen your engagement with the evidence base underpinning our rehearsal room approaches.

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If you've completed our Foundation course, or at least three days of recent training with the RSC, our Intermediate course offers you an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge to the next level.

RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare Course Participant

'I have learnt how to bring a text, any text, to life for my pupils. I have felt liberated from the constraints of stringent text analysis and got lots of exciting ideas to keep Shakespeare alive and hyper-relevant for a new generation'

Course Content

  • Deepening understanding of RSC rehearsal room pedagogy to explore ways to approach Shakespeare’s plots, language and characters with your students
  • Introducing ways of working that ensure your students can engage with Shakespeare as a writer with contemporary relevance to our world today.
  • Providing tools for recognising and challenging the racism, ableism, sexism and religious intolerance in the plays
  • Providing ideas on adapting approaches to different classrooms or learning spaces
  • Helping you to build a classroom that enables all your students to engage with Shakespeare. In particular we will focus on inclusive practice and stretching and supporting higher attainers.
  • Encouraging you to engage more with the evidence-base about the impact of this way of working and arts learning more generally 
  • Developing your own abilities to capture and reflect on how rehearsal room approaches affect student attitudes and outcomes

Upcoming Course Dates

14-15 October 2022 & 27 January 2023


How to book

Call the RSC Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 331259, or email



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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