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2 Day / 1 Night school visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon

As the new theatres open this winter, make sure you book your return to Stratford-upon-Avon too.

A Dramatic Break From Lessons -  Request a Tour Quote

By mixing live performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company with visits to the Shakespeare properties, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon will bring "boring old Shakespeare" to life.

Day One

  • A backstage tour

  • Packed lunch provided by the hostel
  • Pre-performance Drama workshop with the Royal Shakespeare Company, choose from themes of: Dramatic Approaches to Text and Language, Dramatic Approaches to Character, Key Themes and Issues, Dramatic Approaches to Inspire Writing, Devising through Shakespeare, Exploring Rehearsal Room Choices
  • Evening performance at one of the RSC venues
  • One night’s bed and breakfast at the YHA Youth Hostel.

Day Two

  • Buffet style breakfast at the Youth Hostel

  • Visits to 3 Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust properties: 
    • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
    • Hall’s Croft – the home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna, and her husband Dr John Hall.
    • Nash’s House and New Place – Respectively, the house of Shakespeare’s granddaughter and the site of the home where Shakespeare died.

Prices based on 30 children and 3 adults: 
Per child of 18 years or under £61*
Adults: three free adults, extra adults £75* 

Make the most of your visit with an extra night and/or an extra activity

Hop-on hop-off bus tickets
Visit the remaining Shakespeare Houses and Gardens
A Stratford Town Walk or Ghost Walk
Visit nearby Warwick Castle
A boat cruise on the River Avon
Dinner at Marlowe's Restaurant
The YHA can also provide dinner at the Youth Hostel


RSC Events

We can include all RSC events for School Groups and Teacher in your itinerary


Full and half-day sessions for school groups exploring current RSC productions or any Shakespeare text of your choice.

Full Day Workshop - 10am-3.30pm or 1-6pm

Half Day Workshop - 10am-12noon, 1-3pm or 4-6pm

All of our work on stage is supported by a programme of practical activities for school groups and teachers.

Theatre Days

A session with actors and members of the Artistic Teams on the choices made in the current productions.

Puppet Workshops
with Little Angel Theatre

Linked to the Design & Technology curriculum, one day in-school puppet making workshops for primary schools. Choose from either:

Table Top (traditional fairytale theme suitable for Year One and up) 


Glove (monster theme suitable for Year Two and up). Use the puppets you make in your literacy lessons to explore characters, write scripts and create performances.

Teachers Courses

For more details about the RSC's wide range of INSET courses for Primary and Secondary teachers


2 Day/1 Night Itinerary

"Our visit was amazing thank you so much for all you did! We will be in touch next year. It really was superb." From Julie and all of the students

"You tailor-made our tour to suit our budget and our requirements"

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