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"I would just like to thank you all for a great day. My children had a wonderful day. They have not stopped talking about it...."

 Danny Coleman
Teacher, More Park, Kent

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KS2 Workshop: An Introduction to Shakespeare and his World


A 90 minute session led by one of our Practitioners, including:

  • A half hour guided visit to the theatre.
  • A one hour workshop based on any Shakespeare play of your choice.


In this session, pupils are encouraged to respond to Shakespeare’s plays as stories to be shared between actor and audience, and to experiment with the sounds and rhythms of Shakespeare’s language. This workshop can support national curriculum study at Key Stage 2 and can be used to augment classroom work on literacy, English and understanding the arts.


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Workshop Information:

October to April
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 12.30-14:00 or 14:00-15:30

May to September
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 11.30-13:00 or 12:30-14:00


£9 per pupil – there is a minimum charge of £165.

Teachers free.

This can be combined with a visit to our Exhibition for an additional £5.00 per pupil (Minimum fee £165 for the workshop plus £5.00 per pupil). We can accommodate up to 4 classes of 30 pupils at one time slot, subject to availability.

Combined workshop and exhibition visits occur Monday to Friday at 10.30-14:00 (Exhibition at 12.30) or 11.00-14.00 (Exhibition at 11.00).

Please Note: there is an additional £2.50 administration charge per workshop booked.


To book a Key Stage 2 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.

Please note: Between October – April a lunch room can only be provided between 12:00-12:30.


Special Educational Needs

The above programmes can be tailor-made for groups with Special Educational Needs. For more details please email us, or phone 020 7902 1433.



Include a Live Demonstration in your visit? 

Live demonstrations are offered in the Exhibition which cover Shakespeare’s use of Elizabethan clothing and printing on a traditional press. Find out more about these sessions on our Live Demonstrations page, or download our information sheet (PDF).

For information on restrictions on numbers and timings for these demonstrations please see the Lively Action Booking form.