Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Our approach to Shakespeare makes our in-school workshops stand out. We lead whole-year groups to perform A Play in a Day; give Year 7 pupils an exciting, active Introduction to Shakespeare and help GCSE and A-Level students gain new insights and understanding of Set-Text Shakespeare plays: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and King Lear. By training groups of teachers in how to work with Shakespeare and how to use our active and enriching approach across the curriculum, we leave an inbuilt legacy behind us.

If you are tackling Shakespeare this academic year, would like to introduce a specific text to a year group or are interested in an additional workshops for pupils in your school, contact [email protected].

“SSF also helps teachers and other members of staff to challenge themselves outside of their normal roles. It promotes team working for a common purpose and shared pride in our achievement.” - Headteacher, Ludworth Primary School, Durham

“My heart was beating really fast until I said all my lines and my bit was over. Then I felt like I wanted to do it all again… It has changed my life.” - Jacub, SSF performer featured in Hairy Bikers Old School on BBC1.

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Teachers and young people are at the core of Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF). We use a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers to give young people confidence and ambition in tackling Shakespeare. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performances in professional theatres - hundreds of nights across the country, every autumn.

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