Find out what our Learning team has going on for teachers and students this autumn, with events taking place in person and online.

With schools back in session, now is a great time to plan ahead for the rest of the year. We have a range of events planned, from online broadcasts to in-person teacher development sessions, to help engage young people in Shakespeare and inspire teachers to use rehearsal room techniques in the classroom.

A boy in a paper crown reads from a script in front of his classmates
Students take part in one of our Primary Workshops.
Photo by Rob Freeman © RSC Browse and license our images

Teacher CPD events return

Join us for our RSC Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare and experience how techniques developed in our rehearsal rooms can create inclusive, engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for students of all ages and stages. These upcoming sessions will follow the government's Covid-19 guidelines, and are currently scheduled to be in-person at the Clore Learning Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • New to Shakespeare or rehearsal room approaches? Join us for our Foundation course on 5-6 November 2021 and 11 February 2022.
  • Already completed three or more days of training with us? Try out our Intermediate course on 22-23 October 2021 and 28 January 2022.

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Save the dates for our Magician's Elephant events

With The Magician's Elephant opening next month, we have two dates to put in your diaries for special events suitable for KS2-5.

  • Student Insight Sessions, 18 November 2021 - in these pre-show sessions students are invited to join members of the acting company and creative teams in the theatre to explore how we brought The Magician's Elephant to life on stage.
  • Primary Open Day, 25 November 2021 - during this day, school groups can take part in a range of activities and experiences, including an on-stage session with members of the company and practical workshops, before watching an afternoon performance of the show.
Ariel knelt down and gripping to the side of the boat
Mark Quartley as Ariel in the 2016 production of The Tempest.
Photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC Browse and license our images

Schools' Broadcast: The Tempest

We will be bringing the 2016 production of The Tempest into classrooms from 15-19 November. The production was memorable for Simon Russell Beale's performance as Prospero and the unique way that Ariel was brought to life as a digital avatar, interacting with the rest of the cast on stage.

You can see the broadcast and access our supporting resources by registering below.

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Online student workshops

Over November and December, we will be offering online workshops on Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest for secondary Drama and Theatre Studies students. These sessions use rehearsal room techniques to help students unlock the plays and can be tailored to the needs of the individual groups.

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Explore our online resources

Our extensive range of online teacher packs, videos and other resources remain online for you to use to support your learning and teaching.

Take a look around our updated RSC Learn pages to see more of what we have to offer to schools, teachers and young people as they explore Shakespeare and the theatre.

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