10:30am to 12:30pm, 21 February and 23 May 2023, BFI Southbank

This event is an ideal way to introduce Year 5 and Year 6 pupils to the world of Shakespeare, his plays and how they have been adapted for the screen. We will explore Shakespeare’s life, and the role of the Globe Theatre, and we will analyse extracts from some of the plays, from Macbeth to Romeo and Juliet and with a sprinkling of magic and chaos from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The day will include drama activities around soliloquies and famous scenes, some character analysis, and we will compare different traditional and modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, including animations, silent film and musicals.

Booking information

  • £6 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • 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 schools@bfi.org.uk.