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

This is an arrangement developed between the RSC and Equity

Playmaking Festival

For two weeks from 27 June 2016 over 50 schools from Warwickshire and across the UK will be performing their versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in The Other Place and The Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Over 1,500 young people from more than 50 schools performed in The Other Place and The Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon from 27 June – 8 July.

As part of the festival we also unveiled an art installation at The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, displaying all the work that schools have created, across the UK, as part of RSC Dream Team 2016.


The RSC’s Dream Team 2016 Festival is supported by The Saintbury Trust, The Oakley Charitable Trust and The Owen Family Trust.


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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.

The resources for and edits of A Midsummer Night’s Dream offered free as part of RSC Dream Team 2016 are provided for use only by schools and colleges for non-commercial educational purposes only. They may not be used by for any other type of professional or amateur production. All activities in the resources remain the intellectual property of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The resources and edits may not be reproduced without permission.

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