Half Term happenings with Royal Shakespeare Company

I love finding new and exciting this to be doing during the school holidays and this half term I am kicking myself as we are away so much. I have had so many fantastic press releases fall into my inbox telling me about wonderful events up and down the country but nothing has intrigued me quite as much as the fabulous events that are taking place with the Royal Shakespeare company in London. Based in Stratford-upon-avon the Royal Shakespeare company are offering audiences and visitors something for all the family with workshops and free activities. Also showing is Curious, a perfect giggle-making introduction to theatre for 0 – 3 years.


Journey into a world where kitchen meets garden and where pots and pans get mischievously mixed up with planters and pails. A story without words, Curious is a spirited play for the very, very young. A perfect giggle-making introductory experience to theatre that explores everyday objects in an interactive environment. The performance concludes by inviting the children to venture onto the stage to dig, delve and rummage in the soft, moist soil.

Suitable for ages 0 – 3 years; running time: 45 minutes.


Blood, Guts & Gore

Join former RSC Head of Wigs and Makeup Brenda Leedham as she shows you the tricks to creating bruises, cuts and scars in this demonstration needing willing participants!
Suitable for all ages (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 12 noon Wednesday 16 April and Thursday 24 April  Adults £3/Children £2

Story Garden

Become an actor and tell the story of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Everyone gets involved, so be prepared to make music, dress up and join in with the fun.
Suitable for 4 – 8 year olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 11.45am Thursday 17 April and Tuesday 22 April Adults £3/Children £2

Speaking Shakespeare

Want to have a go at speaking some of Shakespeare’s speeches? Come along to this fun and lively session that will have you quoting Shakespeare like a professional!
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
2.30pm – 3.30pm Wednesday 23 April  Adults £3/Children £2

Introducing Shakespeare

Introduce and explore some of Shakespeare’s characters in this practical and fun workshop for children and their families. 
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
11am – 12.30pm Friday 25 April  Adults £3/Children £2

Family Workshop

Take part in a fun family workshop and work as an actor does, on your feet! No previous acting experience or knowledge of the play required, as you’ll be introduced to a Shakespeare story on the day
Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).
2pm – 3.30pm Friday 25 April  Adults £3/Children £2


The Great Shakespeare Egg Hunt

Pick up a booklet from the leaflet racks in the theatre and follow the clues to find Shakespeare Egg Heads hidden around the building. Solve the puzzle and get an Easter Treat!
Saturday 12 April – Sunday 27 April

Crafty Drop-ins

Join us for a drop-in craft class perfect for 3 – 7 year olds. We provide the instructions and materials for you and your little one to work with, you supply the creativity.
Thursday 17 April, 2 – 4pm
Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses
Wednesday 23 April, 10am – 12.30pm
Party crafts for Shakespeare’s Birthday

Adventure Bags

Pick up an adventure back pack from the cloakroom when you visit. Aimed to help you and your family explore the words of Shakespeare and the theatre in Stratford, discover items from our collection, the stories in Shakespeare’s plays and how they are created. Please ask a member of staff to borrow one.


Blood, Guts & Gore

With so much to do you really should make sure a visit to the RSC is in your plans this Easter holidays!