Schools - Workshops

Whatever you're studying - Shakespeare, Greek classics or modern texts - our bespoke practical workshops will get your students up on their feet experiencing these wonderful works in an engaging and thought-provoking manner.

“The next day, students were able to quote Shakespeare to me directly and accurately. This is purely because GSC took it upon themselves to tailor a course to the specific needs of our students.” Kings College Guildford

We have a range of workshops to suit your needs. 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.

“All the pupils and staff commented on how enjoyable the workshops were and how brilliant the leaders were. ”Trevelyan Middle School

Benefits for students include:

  • Improved confidence with Shakespeare’s written text.
  • Increased knowledge of plays as a performance piece.
  • Greater engagement in the classroom.
  • Improvements when working with others and independently.

Browse our range of workshops below.


STUDY WORKSHOP

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

Details: 2 hour workshop £240 (1 hour workshop, £150); up to 30 students (£6.25 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.

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PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Ideal for: Large groups, students studying complete plays.

Details: 80 minute workshop, £750; for a whole year group (up to 120 students. £6.25 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.

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STORY WORKSHOP

Ideal for: Introducing Shakespeare to a young audience.

Details: 1 hour workshop, £150 (additional workshops, £110); Up to 30 children (£6.25 per pupil after); one facilitator

“Both the teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. The way the play's story was conveyed to the children was excellent.” Pirbright Village Primary School

Our facilitator presents an interactive,  modern language, story-based version of your chosen play. All the children will put a key scene on its feet and perform it to the rest of the group. A great way to encourage multiple groups to engage with Shakespeare's stories and characters, and are popular with add-on workshops.

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INTERPRETATION WORKSHOP

Ideal for: GCSE and A Level students.

Details: 2 hour workshop, £500; up to 30 students (£6.25 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.

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Further Information

To find out more or request your bespoke workshop, Email us or call on 07956 000759

SOME OF THE TEXTS WE COVER
Alice in Wonderland
A Midsummer Night's Dream
An Inspector Calls
Dr Faustus
Grimms' Fairy Tales
King Lear
Macbeth
'Tis a Pity She's a Whore
The Canterbury Tales
The Merchant of Venice
Theseus and the Minotaur
Othello
Romeo & Juliet

 

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