English & English Literature School Trip to Stratford

English & English Literature School Trip to Stratford

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With the recent adjustments to the English Curriculum, taking your students to see a Shakespeare performance can massively benefit their study of the chosen texts, Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of  Shakespeare, is steeped in culture and history. An ideal compact, location with all key visits within close walking distance, it’s easy to fit so much in to a short space of time.

Tour Day 1

Morning Morning departure for arrival in Stratford around mid-day.
Afternoon Shakespeare Theatre workshop.
Evening Watch a Royal Shakespeare Company performance.

Tour Day 2

Morning Take a backstage tour at the RSC followed by a walking tour of Shakespeare’s Houses.
Afternoon Depart Stratford for your return journey.

2 day experience from only

Based on min 40, HB YHA Stratford, May 2019 (excluding weekends & half term)

£169

YHA Stratford

A beautiful Georgian building set in its own extensive grounds, this accommodation has excellent facilities and is superbly located just a short drive to Stratford. Highly recommended and groups must book early.

Travelodge, Stratford

The hotel is located 0.7 miles from Stratford train station and 1.2 miles from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

RSC 2019 Summer Season - NEW

The RSC has announced their Summer 2019 Season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre. There's three Shakespeare gems, two Restoration classics and a brand new stunning two-hand play:

 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

  • As You Like It:  14 Feb - 31 Aug 2019
  • The Taming of the Shrew: 8 March - 31 Aug 2019
  • Measure for Measure : 28 June - 29 Aug 2019

SWAN THEATRE 

  • Kunene and the King by John Kani: 21 March - 23 April 2019
  • The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh: 2 May - 7 Sept 2019
  • Venice Preserved by Thomas Ofway: 24 May - 7 Sept 2019

 As well as offering a fantastic selection of plays, such as below, you'll find online performances, workshops and learning resources to enhance classroom studies.

Shakespeare Theatre Workshops

These workshops are run by Stratford YHA so the benefit is that you can have your workshop where you are staying. Professionals run the workshops based around key Shakespeare themes and can focus on a particular play you’re studying.  This is a great introduction to Shakespeare. 

RSC Workshop

The RSC provides workshops which explore the creative choices behind the current RSC Shakespeare productions or any Shakespeare play of your choice. 

Behind The Scenes Theatre Tour

Take a tour of the public and private spaces of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and learn about the origins of the RSC and the theatre making process.  

Shakespeare’s Houses

Your students can visit key locations in Stratford that formed of Shakespeare’s life. There are 3 central houses:

Shakespeare’s birthplace – A perfect introduction to William Shakespeare’s work, life and times.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens – The childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife.

New Place – The site of Shakespeare’s final home in Stratford on Avon. 

If you have more time you can also visit Mary Arden’s Farm, where his mother grew up and Hall’s Croft, the home of Shakespeare’s sister.

Guided Walking Tour Of Stratford

Take a guided walk around the historic streets of Stratford upon Avon.  Explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare. 

Falstaffs Experience

This museum offers your students the chance to find out more about how the Tudors lived. 

Warwick Castle

Located approx. 30 minutes drive from Stratford Warwick Castle offers is a great experience allowing your students to find out more about great battles, ancient myths, heroic knights and pampered princesses.