Student Workshops

Active learning combining literacy and drama

Student Workshops

Give your students an active, immersive experience of Shakespeare’s plays in their own classroom. Our teaching artists guide students through a practical, English/Drama blended exploration of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

Over two hours, teaching artists will activate language analysis, themes, key discussion points, scene work and character analysis, with the whole class on their feet. We will design a playful and powerful approach to the play to ensure deep learning and real engagement with the text.

Ideal for junior to middle secondary, Student Workshops can be tailored to focus on specific aspects of Shakespeare’s plays to meet your students’ level of experience with the play and Shakespeare.

Simply complete the workshop preparation form to let us know what you want to focus on, and what your aims are for the workshop experience.

Available texts/topics:

Introduction to Shakespeare
Women in Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
As You Like It
Henry IV Part 1
Julius Caesar
Much Ado About Nothing
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Comedy of Errors
The Merchant of Venice
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest

Who's it for?

Ideal for Years 7 - 11

How long?

2 hours

How much?

  • $600 + GST for up to 40 students
  • Schools experiencing financial, socioeconomic and/or geographic challenges may apply for a Sharing Shakespeare subsidy


Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane available Terms 1 – 4. Other locations available on request.

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Bell Shakespeare is a COVID Safe registered business and is in regular contact with the Department of Education in regards to our work in schools. Our COVID-19 procedures and policies align with government advice as it is updated.

An outstanding Shakespeare experience. Highly animated, interactive and engaging for the students.

Rebecca Shiel, Scotch College WA