May half term activities

There is a lot to do this May half term from Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May at the theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Workshops and Demonstrations

Speaking Shakespeare
Clore Learning Centre, Waterside
Tuesday 26 May, 11am - 12 noon
Want to have a go at speaking some of Shakespeare's speeches? Come along to this fun and lively session that will have you quoting Shakespeare like a professional.
Suitable for ages 8+
£3.50 Adults/£2.50 Children
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The Story Garden
Clore Learning Centre, Waterside
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, 11am - 12 noon
Become an actor and tell the story of a Shakespeare play with our storyteller leading the way.
Suitable for ages 4 - 8
£3.50 Adults/£2.50 Children
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Singing Workshop
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 27 May, 2 - 3pm
No musical knowledge needed, just a love of singing! Learn some simple songs as a group and sing your heart out.
Suitable for ages 8+
£3.50 Adults/£2.50 Children
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Stage Fighting
Clore Learning Centre, Waterside
Wednesday 27 May, 11am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3.30pm
Learn how actors fake punches, slaps and hair pulls in this special workshop with a Stage Combat instructor.
Suitable for ages 8+
£4 Adults/£3 Children
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Blood, Guts and Gore
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Friday 29 May, 11am - 12 noon
Join former RSC Head of Wigs and Make-up, Brenda Leedham, as she talks about the tricks of the trade and shows you how bruises, cuts and scars are created.
Suitable for all ages
£3.50 Adults/£2.50 Children
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Free Activities

Dressing-up box
Transform yourself into a character for the stage with a special range of outfits and props from the RSC Costume department.
Suitable for all ages.
FREE

Secrets from the RSC Collection: Costume Accessories and Personal Props 
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, 11am - 1pm
Take a privileged peek at previously un-displayed accessories and props used on stage by RSC actors over the last fifty years, including handbags and hats, footwear and masks.
Suitable for all ages
FREE

Craft Drop in Workshop: Venetian Masquerade Masks
Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 May, 2 - 4pm
Thursday 28 May, 10.30am - 12 noon
Free craft activities for all ages, just drop in and take part for as long or as little as you like. Design your own carnival mask inspired by traditional costumes from Venice, using a range of colourful materials.
Suitable for all ages
FREE

Family Trail
Follow the trail around the building and answer clues as you explore the theatre's history, inspirations and stories.
Available from leaflet racks around the theatres.
FREE

All sessions are for children with their parent/guardian unless otherwise stated.

Rooftop Restaurant

rooftop restaurant family menu

Take a trip to the top of the tower

tower

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