Macbeth and Othello workshops at Westminster Cathedral Choir School © 1623

Learning is at the heart of our work. We aim to encourage others to share our passion for Shakespeare's inspirational language, vibrant characters and exciting sense of theatre.

We tailor our workshops to meet the needs of participants whether pupils, teachers, students, community groups, youth theatres, professional actors or employees at company away days.

Digital Shakespeare Workshop with Year 6 (c) 1623For schools and colleges (Key Stages 2 to 5)

Looking for an exciting new way to explore the wonders of Shakespeare with your class?

Bring them over to our home, QUAD arts centre in Derby, to take part in a fun interactive workshop that combines energetic live performance with dazzling digital art to engage all participants with both classical text and current technology.

You and your class will work with us in a session that uses drama games to explore vibrant characters and inspirational language in a key scene from

: A Midsummer Night's Dream, for Key Stages 2 and 3

: A Shakespeare play of your choice, linked to your current English and/or Drama syllabus, at Key Stages 4 and 5

Once you've explored the scene with us, you and your class will work with a QUAD digital artist to generate a digital environment based on Shakespeare's imagery in the scene. Then the class will perform the scene in the environment that they have created.

Here's what happened when Mickleover Primary School joined us for half a day to explore A Midsummer Night's Dream:

Additional information

Workshop length is 3 hours (half day).

Maximum class size is 30.

Costs: Discounted to £100 for first three bookings, £150 thereafter. (Normal cost is £150 up to 20 students, £300 for 20+ students).

For booking details, visit the QUAD website by clicking here or contact Sandra Greatorex, QUAD education curator, on 01332 285425 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Interactive workshops on plays or scenes for pupils in term-time and teachers on inset days, for Key Stage 2.

"The day was a great success, with all the pupils engaged fully in the drama, movement and costume workshops. You explained everything so clearly and made Shakespeare lots of fun"

Miss Coleman at Lady Jane Grey Primary School, Leicestershire


Interactive workshops on plays or scenes for pupils or students in term-time and teachers on inset days, from Key Stages 3 to 4 and post-16 learners.

"Your ideas are exactly what we need in the classroom to bring Shakespeare to life"

Staffordshire County Council on Teacher Training Day


Workshop at Derby University © 1623

Practical exploration of the theatrical potential of Shakespeare's plays and/or those of his contemporaries for undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers.

"An invaluable workshop for the students"

Dr Ana-Maria Sanchez, Sheffield Hallam University




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