Shakespeare in Schools tour
About Shakespeare in Schools
Each year our graduating MFA Professional Acting students tour local secondary schools and colleges with fast-paced adaptations of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The school students get the opportunity to experience the excitement of watching the classics performed in close quarters, by a company of passionate young people using dynamic performance techniques.
As part of the performance tour our second year MFA Professional Acting students perform abridged versions followed by the delivery of post-show workshops to young people aged 13-19 from local schools and colleges.
Shakespeare in Schools is a tour established by our Access and Widening Participation department who tend to work with state schools who have a high proportion of young people who meet some of the following criteria:
- Low household income
- Free School Meals/ Pupil Premium
- From the Global Majority
After the performance, the school students chat to the cast, ask them questions and get to find out about life at LAMDA in a workshop session. It’s an informal and lively opportunity for young people to find out the ins and outs of a theatre performance too - the production and rehearsal processes.
This year the students are performing Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year's tour is a mixture of performing at local schools and hosting groups at LAMDA in our theatres.
Shakespeare in Schools is generously supported in honour of David and Barbara Allison.