Support engaging, accessible and high-quality Shakespeare and theatre for children, young people and underprivileged people around the UK through the RSC’s Social Responsibility initiatives.
RSC Education transforms lives through vivid first encounters with Shakespeare’s work. With your support across all our Education Programmes, you can enable young people to reach their true potential.
We have compelling evidence - built over the past ten years - that shows how Shakespeare’s plays and our rehearsal room approaches raise aspirations and attainment in children. Additionally, these approaches develop resilience, confidence and a sense of belonging in individual children, parents and across whole school communities.
The RSC Access programme enables people with access needs to experience a more equivalent theatrical experience to people without those additional needs. We use technology to break down the barriers that prevent them from receiving an equitable experience and providing a deeper pre-theatre insight experience through tailored workshops. The Programme ensures visitors can also receive the related well-being and mental health benefits and improve their social interaction – the benefits that we know regular exposure to theatre provides.
Shakespeare Nation is a collaborative project running until 2021 between the RSC and its partner theatres to reach out to communities around the country which would not usually have the opportunity to engage with theatre and Shakespeare. The ambition is to reach over 3,000 adults via co-productions, workshops with RSC actors and directors, subsidised tickets, and theatre coach trips, generating new audiences and theatre lovers.