Join one of our online webinars for teachers for a taste of our rehearsal room approaches


Our online teacher webinars offer a taste of our rehearsal room approaches from the comfort of your own computer anywhere in the world. Book your place and to enhance your teaching of Shakespeare today.

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Secondary English Teacher

A host of fantastic ways to approach Shakespeare with my pupils...ways which will make our studies more accessible, exciting and fun!

Primary Teacher

The rehearsal room approach has reignited the belief that anyone can access and enjoy Shakespeare.


Our webinars feature RSC rehearsal room approaches and active techniques for teaching Shakespeare. Designed to follow the productions on our stages, they are geared for any teacher from ECTs to experienced educators to develop active and engaging methods for teaching Shakespeare's plays.

Each webinar will focus on one Shakespeare play, and will feature several approaches for teaching it in a variety of learning contexts. This usually includes activities to explore:

  1. Plot: what happens in this Shakespeare play?
  2. Character: who are the main characters in this world?
  3. Actor, director and designer: how can we approach this play like an RSC actor, director or designer?

Due to the interactive nature of these sessions, recordings will not be made available after the event.



  • Tuesday 6 August 2024, 4 - 5.30pm
  • £10
  • Looking for an interesting addition to your Shakespeare teaching repertoire? Join us for some summer CPD with an online interactive webinar on Co-Artistic Director Tamara Harvey's first Shakespeare production at the RSC. Great for any primary or secondary teacher looking for a thrilling tragicomedy to explore with their students.


  • 4 November 2024, 4 - 5.30pm
  • £10
  • Join us to explore teaching popular A-level and GCSE text Othello using RSC approaches. This discussion will include activity ideas and resources for teachers to use when approaching this complex play and its challenging themes in a modern day classroom.
  • Best suited for English and Drama and Theatre teachers, Key Stage 3 and above.

Twelfth Night

  • 18 December 2024, 4 - 5.30pm
  • £10
  • An online discussion looking at teaching Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night. In recent years we have staged this play for young people, students and families and now we host it on our main stage this festive season. Find out more about bringing this text into your learning environment.
  • Best suited for Primary teachers, Secondary English and Drama and Theatre teachers and home educators. 


  • 25 February 2025, 4 - 5.30pm
  • £10
  • Looking for new approaches to teach Hamlet? Join us online for a discussion introducing RSC rehearsal room approaches and looking at how to apply them to the teaching of Hamlet for GCSE and A-level exams. 
  • Best suited for Secondary English and Drama and Theatre teachers and A-level home educators. 

Watch this space for announcements of future webinars.

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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