Our Shakespeare programmes prove popular and successful both nationally and internationally - and we've been lucky enough to partner with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the brains behind Shakespeare Week for the last 8 years. Our programmes work with any of the plays in the canon - and can normally be accomplished in as little as a single lesson (although we always prefer longer, of course!)

Workshop Description

Our tried and tested approaches lend themselves to all of the plays in Shakespeare’s canon - and, with notice, we’re able to focus on particular themes of your choice. So, whether you’re looking at Othello’s insecurity, Ophelia’s intitiuon or Orsino’s inertia, we’ve just the workshop for you!

Exploring: character and characterisation, narrative structure, Shakespearean verse and prose, performance skills, staging.

Suitable for: Upper KS2, KS4 / P6/P7 - S4, up to four classes over the course of a single day.

"The workshop was absolutely fantastic. The students were all engaged and entertained and gained a joyful and interesting introduction to Shakespeare. Thank you to As Creatives for a wonderful day." Thornleigh School

"The children LOVED the workshop.  They raved about the session afterwards and talked about what they had done well into the following week.  The activities that Jo chose fit in perfectly with the English curriculum and the English sessions which we had already completed with year 6. We loved the sessions and would love to use As Creatives again during our Shakespeare topic next year." Dovedale School

KS2 - KS4 / P5 - S5
30 pupils per workshop
minimum of 60 minutes (although we always prefer longer!)
Large Classroom or Hall / Drama Space


How many pupils can you accommodate in one day?

This workshop can accommodate up-to 30 pupils at a time, in sessions lasting as little as one hour, meaning it is usually possible to have up-to 150 take part over the course of one day.

How many workshops can we have in one day?

We will work with you to plan a timetable to accommodate the number of classes you would like to include, based around the timings of your school day. It's usually possible to have up-to 5 workshops per day.

Are there any technical requirements?

There are no technical requirements for this workshop

Which of Shakespeare's plays can the workshops be based on?

We are happy to work with any of the plays - and equally happy to make our own recommendations, if you'd prefer. 

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