Bell Shakespeare.

Welcome to our 2014 Learning programme.

At Bell Shakespeare, education is at the heart of everything we do. When John founded the Company in 1990, he was in the very first Actors At Work team, performing for students in their school halls.

We are honoured that our education programmes are often a student’s first experience of Shakespeare, and sometimes, live performance. It’s something we don’t take for granted. And we work hard to deliver high quality learning experiences for as many Australian students and teachers as we can reach each year.

This year we’re excited to announce that we’ll be presenting Macbeth as our dedicated schools show, at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. Alongside the production will be an exciting social media experience, The #MacbethExperiment. Actors At Work is back with Such Sweet Sorrow and the brand new Hamlet: Out Of Joint in high schools and the popular Double Trouble in primary schools across Australia. On the mainstage we’ll be bringing to life four spectacular shows - The Winter’s Tale, Tartuffe, The Dream, and Henry V as our national tour. In 2014 we're also launching our inaugural Schools Festival in partnership with Canberra Theatre Centre. Throw in Student Masterclasses for high school students and Immersive Student Workshops for primary students, Artists In Residence, teacher Professional Learning for Secondary and Primary teachers, plus our Regional Teacher Scholarship, and you have one action-packed year.

And we’ll be celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday in style. We invite you to join the party.

John Bell AO and Peter Evans
Co-Artistic Directors


Bell Shakespeare Learning Initiatives 2012 to 2015 is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education.