Stratford Shakespeare Performing Arts

3 days /2 nights

From only £149pp


3 days /2 nights From only £149pp

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s home town is an ideal location to explore the Bard’s work. StudyTrips can arrange backstage tours, great rates to see world-class productions and workshops.

StudyTrips will tailor the programme around you. Whether you want an intensive course to prep students for exams or to improve confidence and communication skills. The choice is yours!

What's included in the trip?

  • Coach hire throughout, subject to E.U driving regulations
  • Hotel accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Group travel insurance

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart campus. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon. Check into accommodation

  • Day 2

    Shakespeare Birthplace and workshop followed by RSC Shakespeare acting workshop

  • Day 3

    Backstage tour of the Swan Theatre then return to campus


Enhance your trip

  • The ‘Theatre Text in Context’ is an interactive, illustrated talk, designed to engage your students and supports Shakespeare’s works covered on Edexcel and AQA syllabus. The 90 minute session covers: The original performance conditions and stagecraft of Shakespeare’s theatre in relation to your chosen play The social, cultural and historical context of the play in relation to its performance history The contribution of directors, designers and performers to the theatrical experience Discussion of the live performance seen by the students in relation to all of the above Aiming for an A*: To sharpen awareness of the topic, students are introduced to a range of carefully selected archive materials (theatre sketches and designs, RSC production photographs, reviews
  • This 90-minute practical exploration of original performance conditions includes the ‘Theatre text in context’ talk with a ‘Theatre Text in Action’ a practical workshop led by a drama educator. The session covers: Contemporary approaches to text versus original performance conditions Cue scripts Props and movement Staging concerns Performance styles in public versus private playhouses.
  • This fun, 2 hour session brings the Bard to life, combining a workshop with a tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Students will learn about his life, considering his role in the world’s cultural heritage, investigate plays in the First Folio and compete in a Shakespearian quiz!
  • This is a unique opportunity to explore the creative decisions behind current RSC productions or any Shakespeare play of your choice at the world-renowned RSC. Students will receive the best introduction to Shakespeare, exploring the themes, characters and language before seeing a production. Full and half-day workshops are available, and can be adapted to suit the students’ ability and knowledge of the play.
  • This interactive session offers a more in-depth investigation into Shakespeare’s works, exploring his creation of character and voice. Students will also learn about tone and genre, how to contrast verse and prose and discuss speeches and theatrical effect.