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Monday 27– Friday 31 May 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is hosting a whole range of exciting activities for children and families this May Half Term.

Highlights include: 

  • Experiment with augmented reality technology with an exciting new workshop in conjunction with the RSC’s Digital Diorama exhibition, making a piece of artwork that will make a 3D digital object come to life
  • Create an original printed canvas bag with the Explore: Costume Making workshop using stencils and printing blocks that are used in the RSC’s stage work

Drop-In Craft Day, FREE
Swan Theatre Colonnade
Monday 27 May, 11am - 4pm
All ages
Free drop-in craft workshops inspired by The Play's The Thing exhibition. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Discover: Play in a Day, £28
Clore Learning Centre
Tuesday 28 May, 10am – 4.30pm
For children aged 11-13
Create a shortened version of The Taming of the Shrew with help from an RSC expert. For young people to attend without their parents or carers.


Explore: Augmented Reality, £9
Upper Circle Bar
Tuesday 28 May, 2 - 4pm
For children aged 13-17
Make your own 2D artwork which triggers a 3D computer-generated object when held up to the computer webcam.


Introduce: The Taming of the Shrew, £3.50 adult, £3 child
Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 29 May, 11 – 11.45am
For children aged 4-8
Introduction to The Taming of the Shrew through games and simple rehearsal techniques. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Discover: The Taming of the Shrew, £4 adult, £3.50 child
Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 29 May, 1.30pm – 3pm
For children aged 8-12
Discover the story and themes in The Taming of the Shrew as you work as an actor, on your feet! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Explore: Costume Making, £12
Clore Learning Centre
Wednesday 29 May, 2 – 4pm
For children aged 13-17
Learn to print with stencils and blocks with our Head of Paints and Dyeing.

Introduce: Movement, £3.50 adult, £3 child
Clore Learning Centre
Thursday 30 May, 11 – 11.45am
For children aged 4-8
Learn how actors learn to create characters through physical movement.


Discover: Movement, £4 adult, £3.50 child
Clore Learning Centre
Thursday 30 May, 1.30 – 3pm
For children aged 8-12
Develop your own interpretation of Shakespeare’s characters through physical movement.


Kate’s Storytree, FREE
Upper Foyer, The Other Place
Friday 31 May, 10.00 – 10.30am and 11.30am – 12noon
Gather around the Storytree with Kate for tales old and new. Suitable for under 5s. Booking through the Box Office required.


The Play’s The Thing
£8.50 adult, £4.25 child, kids go FREE during Warwickshire summer holidays
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Open all day
Suitable for all ages

Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre making in our award-winning interactive exhibition.

Kids go free during Warwickshire school holidays.


Tower and Tours
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Suitable for all ages

Get closer to the world of theatre on a tour and enjoy spectacular views from our Tower.


Family Activity Trail, FREE
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Available all day
Suitable for all ages

Explore our building and discover all the fun things to do. Find our dressing up cabinet, amazing Lego mosaic, big bear, shining stars installation and peep holes mural.

FREE, pick up from leaflet racks in the theatre.



Digital Diorama has been envisioned and brought to life with development and technical support from Intel and is funded within the Audience of the Future programme by UK Research and Innovation through Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The RSC is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.




Notes to Editors:

For more information about this press release please contact Emily Magdij on 01789 412657, 07920 541729 or

About Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world.  We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.  

Everyone at the RSC - from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians - plays a part in creating the world you see on stage.  All our productions begin life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring them to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.  

We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre.  We reach 530,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online.  Registered charity no. 212481

Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

The project is funded within the Audience of the Future programme by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund brings together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. It provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers, part of the government’s £4.7 billion increase in research and development over the next 4 years. It plays a central role in the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. It is run by UK Research and Innovation, which comprises the Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

UK Research and Innovation is a new organisation that brings together the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England into a single organisation to create the best environment for research and innovation to flourish. The vision is to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at and


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