The Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Learn, challenge, ignite, inspire! Bring Shakespeare to life for your students with performances, student workshops and professional development for teachers.

What We Offer Visiting Schools

Take learning to the next level with a school trip to The Royal Shakespeare Company! School tickets are available for all of our productions. £10 per student for State Schools, £16 for Independent Schools, subject to availability.

Combine your visit to see one of our shows with a student workshop or book one independently. We offer Bespoke Shakespeare Workshops for Key Stages 2 – 5, Secondary Study Days and Primary Play Days. Workshops are run on a Shakespeare play of your choice.

You can also book workshops with us for Matilda the Musical, hosted in London.

We offer specific events for individual shows on our stages, including Sixth Form Conferences, School Open Days and Insight Sessions, check the website for upcoming events.

On your trip you can also visit The Play’s The Thing, our free exhibition or book a Guided Tour with one of our expert tour guides.

Why Choose Us for an Educational Visit

Our work with students and teachers uses approaches tailored for the classroom based on how actors and directors work in our rehearsal room. Research into these approaches has shown an increase in students enjoyment of learning Shakespeare and in their confidence as learners.

Our workshops and events get young people to experience Shakespeare on its feet in a fun and inclusive environment!

You can support your visit to see one of our shows or a student event with our range of digital resources for teachers and students.

Subjects and Topics Covered

Drama and Performing Arts



Speaking and Language Skills

Creative Writing

Accreditation and Awards

Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

School Travel Awards 2023, Winner, Best Venue for English Learning

Group Sizes Catered For

Workshops capacity, maximum 30 students.

Capacity for individual events is dependent on location, please see our website for details.

Capacity for school groups in our productions is dependent on venue, please call the Learning Box Office Hotline to check.

Itineraries, Resources, and Workshops

Example workshop itineraries can be found on the individual workshop pages on our website.

Additional resources can be found at

Explore Shakespeare further on the Shakespeare Learning Zone.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessments for our activities are downloadable from our website.

Education Department Information

Share contact information for education officers who can assist with inquiries and coordination and relevant experience or qualifications.

For booking queries

General learning enquiries:

Pricing Information

Production Tickets:

UK state schools & colleges (aged 18 and under) £10
UK independent schools £16.50
UK colleges & universities (aged 19 & over) £18

Terms and Conditions apply.

For workshops and event pricing please see our website.


Clore Learning Centre

Accessibility and Disabled Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Accessible Lifts

Assisted Performances

Opening Hours

Workshop booking hours 10am, 1pm, 3pm

Building opening times: Midday – 5pm

*Images provided by photographers Sam Allard and Sara Beaumont. Image copyright RSC.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






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    Opening Hours

    Monday to Saturday from 10am. Sundays 12 midday to 5pm. On days where there are no performances, the building closes at 5pm.


    Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6BB

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