Shakespeare Week

From Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Shakespeare Week is a week-long celebration of Shakespeare’s life and work for primary schools. Shakespeare Week 2023 runs from 20th – 26th March.

The Shakespeare Week website provides access to a wide range of events, activities and cross-curricular resources to help teachers bring Shakespeare to life during Shakespeare Week, or at any time in the year. These include:

Cost: Access to all the online resources is free with registration. Events and workshops with partner organisations may incur a fee.

About the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is an independent charity that looks after the five historic Shakespeare family homes and the world’s largest Shakespeare-related library and museum. The Shakespeare Trust also runs award-winning educational programmes, of which Shakespeare Week is one.  Since its launch in 2014, over 9 million children have taken part in Shakespeare Week.

Further resources:

  • Explore the language and key themes of The Tempest with the RSC’s Live Lesson on 14th March at 10.30. Previous Live Lessons covering Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet also available on their YouTube channel. Free with registration. Suitable for UKS2 – KS4.
  • Explore the collection of Shakespeare Week teaching resources available from BBC Teach.
  • The Primary Shakespeare Company offers free online, cross-curricular programmes of learning for three of Shakespeare’s plays – The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe provides a host of resources to support the teaching of Shakespeare in secondary schools. Find videos and activities to introduce Shakespeare to primary-aged students in the Playground.

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