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Leisure Courses

Shakespeare courses for individuals or groups

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Living Shakespeare

Monday 2 October to Wednesday 4 October 2017

Our autumn Living Shakespeare course will be taking place between Monday 2 and Wednesday 4 October 2017 at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. Over this two day course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear pre-performance lectures on the RSC's current productions
  • See RSC productions including Coriolanus and Dido: Queen of Carthage
  • Hear Dr. Roger Pringle speak about pilgrimages to Stratford made by famous poets over the centuries
  • Discuss RSC performances with fellow course members and lecturers
  • Put questions to members of the RSC acting company
  • Dine with course members and lecturers each night before watching a show together

Full information about the October 2017 course can be found here along with a booking form.

“The welcome was superb providing an excellent background for continuous discussion. The staff at the Shakespeare Centre were unfailing in every opportunity to make it an outstanding venue”.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

Winter School

Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 January 2018

Our ever popular Winter School is structured around current RSC productions, featuring talks on the plays we will be seeing – special interest lectures – post-show discussions – Q&A sessions with members of the RSC company – and exhibitions from our world class library, archive and museum collections.  

A draft programme and booking form can be found here.

If you have any questions please contact our learning team: or +44 (0)1789 207131.

“Wonderful lectures and discussions afterwards”

— Winter School attendee

Excellent speakers and very thought-provoking. Also lovely to meet up with others again ... and discuss the plays and ideas.

— Winter School attendee

For further information please contact the Learning team by calling +44 (0) 1789 207131 or email

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