Shakespeare Week

Shakespeare Week 2015

Supporting Community Involvement and Education Across the UK

Starting in March 2014, Shakespeare Week was celebrated in schools, theatres, historic sites, museums, galleries, cinemas, and libraries all over the U.K. From the first Shakespeare Week in March 2014, every child has been given the chance to be inspired by Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage.

We worked alongside the Golley Slater Group to create the Shakespeare Week community that consisted of content devised and delivered by the Shakespeare Trust, alongside user generated events and photo galleries. Over 300 cultural partners were invited to list Shakespeare themed events hosted during Shakespeare Week, whilst Schools and families could access over 200 cross curricular teaching resources hosted on our system.

Results: One Quarter of All UK Primary Schools Registered

Shakespeare Week has gained a lot of media attention. The initial aim was to get 500 schools on board. As of June 2015 there were over 7,000 registered schools. That’s approximately one third of all UK primary schools.