top of page



Outdoor Schools Matinee, Summer Tour

We offer schools matinee at some venues, which includes a 20 minute pre-show group workshop run by the members of the cast, to introduce the characters and themes to the students.


Schools Matinee Shows Times:

Summer 2024, dates TBC


We want to make these shows as accessible as possible and therefore are offering tickets at the heavily discounted price of £4.00 per child (full price children’s tickets are £8).

In-school Performances + workshop

Please contact us to discuss the options of ELSF visiting your school



Thank you for the amazing performance of Romeo and Juliet. My year 6 group thoroughly  enjoyed the production and we were so happy that we were able to see something so local  (we walked to the town hall).. it was also  wonderful that the weather co-operated! 

We are a school in an area of high deprivation and we would not be able to afford to pay for 90 children to attend a play in London. Thanks to your supportive costing structure, we were able to engage 90 children in a fantastic production! This was an event that they will remember for years to come. Not only that, it  will embed knowledge and build confidence when speaking about Shakespeare in Secondary School. You make Shakespeare accessible for all!! 


Thanks Again,

Tanya Spain 

Deputy Head

South Grove Primary School

The pre-show workshops are designed by our artistic directors, Rosie Ward and Ursula Early.

Rosie runs educational theatre company, UpFront Theatre Company, which specialises in providing interactive workshops & plays exploring the PSHE Suggested Programme of Study for KS2, 3 & 4. She has worked extensively in educational theatre company, including The Young Shakespeare Company.

Ursula is an experienced workshop leader and facilitator and has designed and delivered an extensive range of acting and drama workshops for theatre companies and Drama Schools.

She has taught as an adult acting teacher for City Academy, She has Level 3 OCNLR Accredited Diploma in Leading Dance for Older People (course provided by Green Candle Dance Company). She is also currently on the professional development faculty of Dance Research Studio and teaches on their Professional Development Programme.

© East London Shakespeare Company Ltd, Registered in England, Company No 064-961760

East London based theatre company

bottom of page