A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Dream Team ideas and inspiration

If you have already downloaded the Dream Team 2016 Playmaking Pack and are now looking for ideas and inspiration around how to use it in your school and with your learners, look no further!

We will be posting activity ideas and performance suggestions here on this section of the site, as well as sharing stories from different schools across the country to inspire you.

At the heart of RSC Dream Team is a belief that the process of rehearsing and making theatre can help young people to experience Shakespeare’s plays in new and exciting ways. As part of this we are asking you to explore one or all of the different aspects of theatre making in our three challenges.

  • Directing
  • Designing
  • Composing

Whatever you do and however you choose to get involved we hope you’ll find new ways right here of teaching and exploring the play.

Latest RSC Dream Team Ideas and Inspiration

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The Playmaking Festival

July 1, 2016

This week the RSC team has welcomed young performers from all over the UK to Stratford upon Avon for the first week of the Dream Team Playmaking Festival. Find out how they’re getting on.

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Opening Night

June 27, 2016

As students from all over the UK take to our stages in the Dream Team Playmaking Festival this week, pupils who have performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation offer their advice on dealing with opening night.



April 25, 2016

In the last of our challenges we focus on composing, asking you to create a song or score and share your compositions and musical creations with us to take part.