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Leisure Courses

Shakespeare courses for individuals or groups

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Winter School

Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 January 2018 - SOLD OUT

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

Living Shakespeare

Hold the dates!

Wednesday 2 May to Saturday 5 May 2018, including the following performances:

  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (or The Beau Defeated)
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

Tuesday 5 June to Friday 8 June 2018, including the following performances:

  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • King Lear
  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (or The Beau Defeated)

Tuesday 24 July to Friday 27 July 2018, including the following performances:

  • Macbeth
  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • Romeo and Juliet

Thursday 13 September to Saturday 15 September 2018, including the following performances:

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

Further information including an outline programme and registration form will be sent out in due course.  In the meantime, if you are not already on our mailing list and would like to receive more information on these courses when it becomes available, please complete the on-line contact form accessible above.

“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

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

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