At the heart of our outreach and widening participation programme is our annual Shakespeare in Schools project. By taking our classical productions into state schools, we increase pupil engagement with live performance, support curriculum-based learning and provide valuable peer role models for young people.

During our piloting of this project in 2012, nearly a third of pupils involved had never seen a Shakespeare play before and 89% said seeing a play performed helped them to understand it better.

“I enjoyed the revelation of comedic elements of the play that, when read, are hard to spot and/or understand.”
Pupil at Langley Park School for Boys

Many schools and colleges have limited access to arts activities, making our work essential to their engagement in theatre. Through this project, we aim to work with over 700 pupils at eight state schools in our local borough of Hammersmith and Fulham each year. We are also aiming to extend our reach by expanding this type of work into primary and hospital schools from 2014.  

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