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The Royal Shakespeare Company offers pre-show midweek matinee education workshops for primary and secondary schools during term time.

The workshops are designed to introduce your students to the story of Matilda The Musical, the key characters and the creative process of bringing it to life on stage. Led by RSC practitioners these active 90 minute sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of students of all ages from 6 years old and upwards.

Education workshops are available on Wednesday mornings during term time from 10.30am – 12pm only and take place at the Cambridge Theatre.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Ages: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16

Subjects: Drama, English

Topics: Careers, Choreography, Costume Design, Identity, Immersive Theatre, Improvisation, Literature, Performance Skills, Performing Characters, Rehearsing, Scripted Drama, Set Design, Staging, Storytelling, Team Building, Theatre Design, Theatre Roles, Understanding Drama & Theatre

Type: At Venue

Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: From £7.50 per student (£225 per session)

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Students: 20

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About RSC's Matilda The Musical.

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Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl.

With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of over 100 international awards, including 24 for Best Musical, Matilda has been playing at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End for over a decade, where it continues to delight audiences of all ages.

As well as offering great rates for schools, the Royal Shakespeare Company have created a free online resource to give schools insights into the process of staging this award-winning musical at matildaschoolresources.com.

These include teacher notes full of ideas for how to prepare your students for seeing the production, and a programme of work which aims to give young people the inspiration, confidence and skills to develop their own writing.

‘Nothing Matches It’ – New York Times


Photography by Manuel Harlan © the RSC

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