Workshops

In-school workshops are available for Primary Schools to accompany our Re-imagined Shakespeare productions.

What does ‘re-imagined’ mean?

Our ‘re-imagined’ productions use only Shakespeare’s text, but the story is condensed (normally running at under 2 hours, including the interval). Visually stimulating and with an emphasis on music and movement, the storytelling enchants, entertains and enlightens a younger audience.

Workshops

To give your class the best possible enjoyment and understanding of the production, we offer in-school workshops devised by Sarah Gordon of the Young Shakespeare Company, tailored to complement your literacy and creative arts curriculum. A storytelling and drama workshop introducing the children to the story, characters and language of the play, it works especially well when the children have no prior knowledge of the story (workshops take place in advance of the theatre visit).

The Young Shakespeare Company is one of the most respected educational theatre companies in the UK. Their projects have been cited by the Arts Council as an example of excellence in arts education practice.

Age Suitability: Suitable for ages 7-11 (years 3-6)
Workshop Dates: w/c 2, 9 & 16 June 2014 [1]
Group size: One class with a minimum of 12 children and a maximum of 30 children. A teacher must be present throughout
Where: In a hall space in your school with a loud CD player. No stage or other equipment is needed
Additional resources: An education resource pack will be downloadable here prior to your workshop
Price per workshop: £150
Ticket price for the play: £10.00 per child when booking in conjunction with a workshop; one teacher goes free with every 10 students [2]

Workshops are 2 hours long, including a ten minute break, and are available in the morning or afternoon.

To book education tickets, please fill in our Education Booking Form. For education enquiries please email education@openairtheatre.com, or call 0845 673 2151.

[1] workshops can only be booked in conjunction with production tickets.
[2] tickets for the production when not booked with an accompanying workshop are £12.00 each.

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