From Shakespeare to Shaw, Marlowe to Priestley, our bespoke practical workshops will get your students up on their feet experiencing these wonderful works in an engaging and thought-provoking manner.

Our team of experienced facilitators and professional actors bring a range of techniques from the 'rehearsal room' to explore themes, characters, interpretation and use of language.

Benefits for students include:

  • Improved confidence with written text.
  • Increased knowledge of 'text in performance'
  • Greater engagement in the classroom
  • Improvements when working with others and independently

We understand that not every school's timetable, students and needs are the same, so we can modify our workshops to suit your needs. Below is a range of different offerings, from Year 6 to Year 13.



To run alongside our brand-new adaptation of Jane Austen's cherished novel, GSC can create deliver bespoke workshops for your students in school. Whether it's character comparisons, personal motivations or explorations of theme, our facilities will give your class the extra inspiration they need for the big day later this year.

Ideal for: A-Level prep

Details: 2 hour workshop £300 (1 hour workshop, £175); up to 30 students (£6.50 per pupil after); one facilitator.


Ahead of our big open-air production this June, our brilliant workshops will bring the play, its characters and themes to to life; encouraging pupils to see the text a piece written for performance, and experience first-hand the power of Shakespeare's most famous love-story.

Ideal for: GCSE

Details: 2 hour workshop £300 (1 hour workshop, £175); up to 30 students (£6.50 per pupil after); one facilitator.


Ideal for: The perfect introduction to Shakespeare; Years 5 and 6.

Details: 2 hour workshop £300 (1 hour workshop, £175); up to 30 students (£6.50 per pupil after); one facilitator.

"An absolutely fantastic day for all!" Loseley Fields "The children were absolutely buzzing" Manorfield School

Young people's first experience of Shakespeare can be a daunting one, and therefore it's all the more important that it's a positive one. By focussing on the narrative of the play, and how the characters are introduced, these fun, practical workshops get your students up on their feet and experiencing Shakespeare's wonderful creations in an interactive session. Pupils are left with an ownership and understanding of the play, and a desire to know more.


Ideal for: Students preparing for exams and essays, language exploration.

Details: 2 hour workshop £300 (1 hour workshop, £175); up to 30 students (£6.50 per pupil after); one facilitator.

“The students found it stimulating and relevant. Many felt it gave them more ammunition to tackle their exams with.” Hampton Court House School

Our professional facilitator will lead your students through a series of practical exercises, designed to explore your selected play’s themes, language or characters of your choice. Exercises will be taken from those used in the rehearsal room to enable participants to practically unlock the text.


Ideal for: Large groups, students studying complete plays.

Details: 80 minute workshop, £750; for a whole year group (up to 120 students. £6.50 per pupil after); One facilitator and 3 actors

“Having worked with other companies in the past my colleagues and I were so impressed by the actors. We would definitely love to have you back next year!” Calthorpe Park School

Our facilitator explains key quotes and context, as the actors, using the original text, deliver an abridged version of your chosen play. Students take small roles within the performance, acting alongside our professionals, whilst others are invited to redirect the actors in key scenes. The session concludes with a Q&A session with the cast and leader.


Ideal for: GCSE and A Level students.

Details: 2 hour workshop, £500; up to 30 students (£6.50 per pupil after); one facilitator and 2 actors

“There was clear focus on the dramatic elements of the play, but rooted in the text itself, which was perfect for the GCSE candidates." Tormead School

Our facilitator and actors lead your students through different interpretations of your play’s key scenes. The students perform with the actors to further understand the dynamics of live theatre. Students are also encouraged to direct the actors to fully explore the different possibilities of the play in performance.



A Midsummer Night's Dream
King Lear
The Merchant of Venice
Romeo & Juliet
Antony & Cleopatra
The Tempest


An Inspector Calls
Doctor Faustus
'Tis Pity She's a Whore


Jekyll & Hyde
Alice in Wonderland
Grimms' Fairy Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Theseus and the Minotaur


For more info and to ask any questions please email our Creative Learning Producer, Kerrie Driscoll, or call the office 01483 301590.