Workshops led by RSC Education Associate Practitioners can provide students with either an initial introduction to a Shakespeare play or a deeper study. Group leaders will be asked whether the aim of the workshop is to prepare the group to see a performance, to encourage them in their group-work or even to prepare for an exam.
In the workshops, usually lasting two hours, students will explore the chosen play by considering language, themes and character much like actors do in a rehearsal room. As the workshop develops there will be closer script work to identify key moments and to consider the play’s ‘story arc’.

The workshop leaders all have first-hand experience of RSC rehearsal-room practice as actors, directors or theatre education specialists.

The ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY arrange workshops to accompany all their productions. London plans for 2017-18 include productions of JULIUS CAESAR and TITUS ANDRONICUS at the Barbican Theatre and HAMLET at the Hackney Empire.

They also arrange Workshops on Wednesday mornings the Cambridge Theatre to precede the matinee performance of MATILDA.