Young people are taking on the jobs of RSC staff and running our exhibition on Saturday 19 November.

Teenagers from Coventry will be helping to run The Play’s The Thing exhibition, as part of Kids in Museums’ Takeover Day.

Five local 15-16 year-olds will be taking on the roles of Exhibition Host, Collections Presenter and Evaluation Collector.

Between 11am and 1.15pm, they will introduce visitors to the exhibition, assisting them with the exhibits and giving them information on the costumes and artefacts on display, including costumes worn by David Tennant, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. They will also give presentations to visitors about selected pieces from the RSC collection and archive, and gather feedback from people leaving the exhibition.

A woman trying on long plaited hair and a man trying on a metal helmet
Trying on costumes in The Play's The Thing
Photo by Andrew Fox © RSC – Image Licensing

The five teenagers, from Positive Youth Foundation in Coventry, will be supported by RSC staff, but will take the lead, giving visitors their own take on the exhibition items.

On the same day, all teenagers will be given free entry to The Play’s the Thing. Tickets can be booked in advance by calling the RSC box office on 01789 403493 or in person on the day. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children under 12 will still be required to pay entry. 

Follow Takeover Day on social media via @kidsinmuseums #takeoverday and @TheRSC

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