Shakespeare's Birthday

Historians widely believe that Shakespeare was born and died on the same day... April 23rd. He was baptised on April 26th, the traditional three days after his birth. Throughout this week in April, how about celebrating the Bard with one of our great workshops?

Specifically tailored for primary schools, both key stages, our Shakespeare workshops are some of our longest running and best sessions. Our facilitators are experts in engaging KS1 and KS2 classes, your children's confidence and comprehension is bound to improve after one of our Shakespeare Workshops. 

Freshwater has several Shakespeare Workshops about specific plays for KS2 groups and a more general knowledge-based session for KS1.

Choose a workshop below then enquire now!


Shakespeare Workshop for Key Stage One:

Shakespeare's Life and Times

Follow our facilitator through time as they appear in role as the magical ‘spirit’ Ariel from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Keeping your children engaged for a whole hour, using a multitude of interactive drama activities this workshop will allow the children to explore Shakespeare’s life and times. They will find out all about numerous Shakespeare plays and characters, as well as discovering more about the man behind the quill and recreating Shakespeare’s Globe theatre for themselves. 

(Also available for KS2 if you would like a broader overview.)


Shakespeare Workshops for Key Stage Two:

All of our KS2 Shakespeare Workshops are linked to specific plays. They use engaging drama games and discussion to enable children to learn interactively about one of the many masterpieces Shakespeare produced. All you have to do is decide if you prefer comedy or tragedy? Play specific workshops we have available are:

• A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• Macbeth
• Hamlet
• Romeo and Juliet
• The Merchant of Venice
• The Tempest 
• Twelfth Night 


Book now to experience the poetry and drama of history's greatest playwright!

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Contact us to choose a date for your workshop or find out more about the sessions.

"Excellent drama workshop allowing children to develop their understanding of the story of Twelfth Night as well as the characters. Excellent value for money."

Jackie Hunt, Beaconside Primary, Birmingham

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    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!