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Theatre, Drama & Performing Arts School Trip to Stratford

Theatre, Drama & Performing Arts School Trip to Stratford

Like the guy in the A Team said: “I love it when a plan comes together…” Thanks for your unpressured approach. Here’s to next year! Blackpool Sixth Form College


Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William 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 Carpe Diem Shakespeare workshop.
Evening RSC 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 40, FB at YHA Stratford, Feb 2018 (excluding weekends).

£159

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 2017/2018 Season - NEW

This season at the Royal Shakespeare Company looks set to be a great one; particularly for school groups. 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.

Here's what plays are available for 2017/2018:

  • Macbeth:  13 Mar - 18 Sep 2018
  • Romeo & Juliet: 21 Apr - 21 Sep 2018
  • King Lear: 23 May - 9 Jun 2018
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor: 4 Aug - 22 Sep 2018
  • The Duchess of Malfi: 1 Mar - 3 Aug 2018
  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich: 23 Mar - 14 Jun 2018
  • Mrs Littlewood: 22 Jun - 4 Aug 2018

 

RSC 2017/2018 Winter Season 

There is still some limited availability for the RSC Winter Season. Plays are below but not all dates are available : 

  • Coroilanus: 15 Sept - 14 Oct 2017

  • Twelfth Night:  2 Nov 2017 - 24 Feb 2018

  • A Christmas Carol: 27 Nov 2017 - 4 Feb 2018

 

Carpe Diem 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.

Nash’s House and 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 a great experience allowing your students to find out more about great battles, ancient myths, heroic knights and pampered princesses.