‘I just wanted to say a massive thankyou for being able to help bring Shakespeare alive for my class despite lockdown! The discussion of the play throughout was a fantastic way of helping them to follow the plot whilst also being exposed to the original language. It must be really difficult to perform without an audience in front of you but rest assured that my class were clapping like crazy at the end!‘ – Richmond Hill School, Doncaster
We are now offering our popular productions of Shakespeare, Dickens and more as live-streams that your school can access on YouTube. Perfect for remote learning or in the classroom, simply book your school in to join our audience, get the link and watch the live broadcast from the classroom or at home. The broadcast will be available on the same link for 7 days afterwards! See our video below for exactly how it works…
Up-coming live broadcasts: SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!
| The Play’s The Thing (Introduction to Shakespeare)|
(Running time 45 mins + Q&A)
|Romeo and Juliet For Primary Schools|
(Running time 45 mins + Q&A)
£150 (+VAT) per school for a link to join 1 live-streamed performance.
£250 (+VAT) per school for links to join both live-streamed performances.
Give your students the chance to watch our shows, without worrying about distancing! These online, virtual shows are almost identical to the performances that we tour to schools, brimming with the humour, drama and energy that has proved so thrilling to our audiences over the years. If your school wants to join the audience at the next live-stream of one of our shows, just let us know.
How does it work?
It is no coincidence that during lockdown, theatre companies worldwide have turned to Zoom as their web-conferencing platform of choice. It offers options and capabilities that can’t be found together on another platform; virtual backgrounds, sound and screen sharing, the ability to share control of proceedings with multiple participants and a whole host of other functions that create intriguing and exciting storytelling. However, we know that Zoom is not always the ideal choice for schools. This is why we have developed shows that can be live-streamed from Zoom to YouTube, so that you and your students do not need to join a call or change any settings to experience the live performance at its best: We’ll do the tech, you just sit back and enjoy the show. It’s as easy as watching a YouTube video.
‘I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the virtual performance of ‘Macbeth’ on Tuesday. We have already had comments from students saying that it really helped revise the text and interestingly focus on key quotes and characters. The interplay between characters from their remote settings worked really well. We will certainly be looking out for future opportunities to engage with these events.’
Chris Brown, Harris Girl’s Academy, East Dulwich
‘I watched this today and I thought it was brilliant. I thought it was really interesting to see lots of different bits of Shakespeare’s plays, how they are performed and the old English style of language. I also thought the actors were really good and they were funny’
Pupil, Hampton High School
The students really enjoyed it. Please thank the actors for a great production. – Anna Southgate, Sutton High School
‘Everyone I have spoken to has absolutely raved about it’- St Christopher’s School, Bahrain.
Very entertaining, enjoyable and informative. Look forward to seeing future productions’- Devonshire Academy
The magic and thrill of theatre stems from its live format – anything can, and does, happen! When you go to the theatre, you know that the show you watched will never be identical to the one performed the following day – audiences are a part of the action and the actors feed off their energy. We cannot totally replicate this online, but this method does allow students at home or school to have the same shared experience at the same time – a connection that cannot be achieved from a recording.
The safety of your students is of paramount importance and we have taken a range of measures to ensure our shows meet your school’s safeguarding standards.
- Since students watch the production via YouTube, we will never have access to their microphones or cameras.
- A 20 sec (approx.) delay between Zoom and the live stream means that, in the highly unlikely scenario that the worst should happen and our Zoom privacy is compromised, we can shut down the live-stream before this is broadcast to our audience.
- The only people present on the Zoom call are the actors and stage management of the company – the same people that you would meet if we visited your school in person.
- The live chat will be moderated and controlled by our stage management. It will be switched on at specified moments when we encourage reaction from our audience and for a Q&A session after the show if the school would like one.