All the world’s a stage: an introduction to Shakespeare for KS3

Study day introducing the world of Shakespeare to KS3 students.

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

10:30am to 1pm, 16 January 2024, BFI Southbank

This event is an ideal way to develop students’ understanding of Shakespeare introducing them to his world, his plays and how they have been adapted for the screen. We will explore Shakespeare’s life, the role of the Globe Theatre, plus in-depth analysis of extracts from some of his famous plays, from tragedies such as Hamlet and Macbeth to the romance and inevitable despair of Romeo and Juliet.

The day will include many drama activities around soliloquies and famous scenes- your young performers are invited to come up onto the stage and perform Shakespeare’s text live. This event always makes for a fun, highly interactive way to engage with Shakespeare using the power of film to draw in every level of learner.

The event concludes at 1pm. This is a great time to have lunch at the BFI or next door in the National Theatre’s large foyer space. Following lunch, you may even want to take your students for the short walk down the Southbank of the river to see the Globe Theatre in person!

Booking information

  • £10 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • £40 for teachers attending without students.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email