Student Workshops

Active learning combining literacy and drama

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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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
As You Like It
Henry IV Part 1
Julius Caesar
King Lear

Much Ado About Nothing
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Comedy of Errors
The Merchant of Venice
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Twelfth Night

Who's it for?

Ideal for Years 7 - 11

How long?

2 hours

How much?

  • $600 + GST for up to 30 students
  • For schools that would like to book multiple worshops over several days, we recommend our Artist in Residence program
  • Schools experiencing financial, socioeconomic and/or geographic challenges may apply for a Sharing Shakespeare subsidy
  • Please note, a nominal travel fee may apply if significant travel is required to support additional costs.

Please note, student workshops are highly practical. To get the most value out of the experience for your students and our teaching artists, a limit of 30 participants per workshop is essential. We are able to offer multiple and/or concurrent workshops if you have more than 30 students.


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