Shakespeare Storytime

Enter Shakespeare’s worlds from the comfort of your own home in this fun-filled, info-packed, brand-new workshop series for primary students.

Shakespeare Storytime is a 6-week program of online drama workshops and accompanying at-home activities, exploring a range of Shakespeare’s classic plays. Each week participants will take part in a 45-minute workshop via Zoom delivered by Bell Shakespeare Teaching Artists, and then complete at-home activities following each session to build on new knowledge.

Each workshop will be delivered live on Mondays at 11am – 11.45am via Zoom, with accompanying at-home activities available for download. Each workshop recording and accompanying at-home activities will be available online to access at any time, following each week’s live workshop. Don’t worry, you can join the program at any time and watch previous workshops.

Ideal for young people aged 6 – 10, participants will learn about William Shakespeare, key historical facts, original language and techniques, as well as journey through four classic plays.

Shakespeare Storytime is an accredited Creative Kids program. NSW families may access a $100 voucher to cover program costs. For more info click here

Program schedule:

Session 1: The World of William Shakespeare
Live workshop Monday 8 June 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

Session 2: The Tempest
Live workshop Monday 15 June 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

Session 3: Macbeth
Live workshop Monday 22 June 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

Session 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Live workshop Monday 29 June 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

Session 5: Romeo and Juliet
Live workshop Monday 6 July 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

Session 6: Shakespeare Mashup
Live workshop Monday 13 July 2020 11am – 11.45am AEST

NB: Workshop recordings and weekly at-home activities will be available on demand until 31 July 2020. Access here


The 6-week program is $90 per participant. Shakespeare Storytime is eligible for the Creative Kids $100 voucher in NSW. For more information click here.

Please note, individual sessions are not designed to be purchased or undertaken separately, as each week’s module builds in skills and knowledge of content. We are unable to take part payment for single sessions.

How do I book?

Am I eligible for the Creative Kids voucher? How do I sign up?

Thanks to the NSW Government, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old currently enrolled in school. We’ve compiled a handy guide to walk you through the application process – view here

Any questions?

Contact Please note the Bell Shakespeare office is currently operational Monday – Thursday only.