The world's largest youth drama festival

Shakespeare Schools Theatre Festival

Each year thousands of young people from primary, secondary and SEND schools across the country unite in the world’s largest youth drama festival. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings; young people playing Shakespeare in professional theatres, raising aspirations and unlocking the potential of students and teachers alike.

Due to the national lockdown, our wonderful partner theatres will remain closed to audiences until May 2021.

We hope to run the Shakespeare Schools Theatre Festival in select theatres across the UK from October 2021 through to March 2022.

Check back soon for more info on our upcoming Shakespeare Schools Theatre Festival, or join our waiting list if you know you would like to participate in this programme as soon as it is announced.

 

Interested in bringing Shakespeare into your school this year?

Take a look at the other exciting programmes that we're running between now and the end of 2021:

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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