Primary Shakespeare

For over 30 years Primary Shakespeare has introduced tens of thousands of young people to the magic of Shakespeare and live theatre.

Our next production in summer term 2024 will be Hamlet. Designed for Key Stage 2 (Years 3–6), Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy is brought to life in a fast-paced, interactive production.

Each class’s experience includes:

  • Two-hour workshop in your school ahead of the show
  • One-hour interactive performance at the OT

Booking will open in the autumn term.

For more information on Primary Shakespeare please get in touch with Francesca at

Find out what participating teachers have said about Primary Shakespeare:

  • “Orange Tree Theatre Primary Shakespeare will always be a priority for us in terms of educational visits and experiences.” Nelson Primary School
  • “Fun, engaging and educational” St Elizabeth’s Primary School
  • “Very engaging for all pupils! Brilliant, Creative way of storytelling” St Richard’s
  • “Another super year inspiring our pupils not to be daunted by studying Shakespeare texts now in the future” Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

Supported by Hampton Fund, RPLC and the Haskel Family Foundation

Merchant of Venice (2018) production photo by Ellie Kurttz