We’re on a mission to create a nation of Shakespeare and theatre lovers around the country.
Shakespeare Nation is a community participation programme run by the RSC and our partner theatres, aimed at engaging with people who have little or no experience of Shakespeare, either as a theatre-goer or performer.
Working hand-in-hand with our partner theatres and Associate Schools, we want anybody aged 3 - 103 to have the opportunity to feel the transformative power of theatre and Shakespeare.
Shakespeare belongs to everyone. We know that experiencing his plays in whatever way – sitting in the audience, working with them in a classroom or rehearsal room, by performing them in a village hall, or on the stage of any theatre - and coming to believe that the stories told are about you and your life, can have a powerful impact.
The Shakespeare Nation adult engagement work is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Oakley Charitable Trust: Supporting the involvement of Next Generation Act and Shakespeare Nation in Henry VI: Rebellion
Shakespeare Nation is kindly supported by Katie Bradford Arts Trust