The world's largest youth drama festival

One Night of Shakespeare

In a unique year, Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival is staging an ambitious and exciting new initiative; One Night of Shakespeare.

SSF Cast Workshop

What is it?

On 20 November 2020, hundreds of casts from every corner of the UK will take part, together, in one unique night of theatre in their schools. We’ll show the world how our children and our schools are the best hope for the future.

With the UK’s theatres closed, Coram SSF will bring theatre to your school and keep creativity and drama on the agenda this autumn.

How will it work?

In person, on the phone, online, Coram SSF and our Creative Associates are offering the ideas and support you need to inspire your pupils and stage this unique theatrical event at your school. We’ve also added some new elements to the process to support your journey.

 

What will the result be?

During lockdown we heard from schools about pupils who found new ways to be creative. One Night of Shakespeare will give students the opportunity to showcase their achievements, reinvigorate their communication skills and work as a team.

We’ll work with you every step of the way to support children and communities to reconnect and rediscover how Shakespeare and performance can enrich and inspire.

One Night of Shakespeare is a programme of hope and renewal. Together, we’ll show that out of the darkest times, we can demonstrate the best of ourselves. Performing Shakespeare’s plays will continue to give children the skills and creativity they need for life, teachers the tools to accelerate learning and families the chance to celebrate what is possible.

How can I be part of it?

"O brave new world, That has such people in it!”

From isolation to community, individual to company, One Night of Shakespeare will be the chance to communicate and collaborate; rediscover our togetherness and empathy.

If you want your school to join the Festival, you can sign up to take part by completing our registration form.  We’ll need some basic details about you and your school.

Sign up

If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about the programme, you can request a call back by clicking the button below.

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Alternatively, if you have some question about One Night of Shakespeare and the process in the months ahead, we’ve created an FAQ page.

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96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
96%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
98%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
86%
of teachers say their students improve academically

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
300,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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