Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017


This annual Festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project.


Each Autumn nearly 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country unite in the world's largest youth drama festival.


Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings; young people playing Shakespeare in professional theatres, raising aspirations and unlocking the potential of students and teachers alike.


This year's festival runs from 16 October to 8 December 2017, but theatres offer their own schedules within the overall festival dates - check your local theatre's listing for details.


Find below our listings for London theatres taking part in the festival - see the individual listings for schools involved and which Shakespeare plays they are performing.


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