Two pop-up Shakespearean theatres, inspired by the London Rose Playhouse, will be hosting special school performances and coinciding school resource packs in summer 2019.
The pop-up Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, which opened in York this year and is set to return in June 2019, will now see another pop-up set up its foundations at Blenheim Palace.
The Shakespearean theatre will arrive at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 8th July 2019.
The two Shakespeare’s Rose Theatres will run simultaneously in York and at Blenheim Palace next year, performing eight of Shakespeare’s play across the venues.
The Blenheim Palace venue will be in place until 7th September and will see productions of Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream played throughout the summer. Meanwhile, the York site will feature productions of Hamlet, The Tempest, Henry V and Twelfth Night.
School performances and resources
A visit to one of the theatres to see a play is recommended for children aged ten and above.
A number of performances have been announced specifically for schools which will involve benefits including no limit of students and staff attending, one free teacher ticket per every tenth student, and opportunities for Q&As with the creatives, cast and crew.
School resources are available online for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet to aid visits and to be used either before or after viewing one of Shakespeare’s plays at Blenheim Palace.
School performance dates in York
Monday 8th July - Hamlet
Tuesday 9th July - The Tempest
Wednesday 10th July - Twelfth Night
Thursday 11th July - Hamlet
Friday 12th July - The Tempest
Monday 15th July - Twelfth Night
Tuesday 16th July - Hamlet
Wednesday 17th July - The Tempest
Thursday 18th July - Twelfth Night
Friday 18th July – The Tempest
Wednesday 10th July - Macbeth
Thursday 11th July - Romeo & Juliet
Friday 12th July - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Monday 15th July - Macbeth
Tuesday16th July - Romeo & Juliet
Wednesday 17th July - A Misummer Night’s Dream
Thursday 18th July - Romeo & Juliet
Friday 19th July - Macbeth
For more information, visit www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com.