Theatre Royal to host Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools festival

Theatre Royal Margate is taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, in partnership with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, this month.

The show will feature a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by youngsters from Thanet schools.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a charity that transforms lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. The annual festival provides a platform for up to 30,000 young people to express themselves and grow in confidence as they take to a professional stage.

For the 19th year of the festival the schools performing at Theatre Royal Margate are:

Wednesday 13 November:

King Lear:                                    Bradstow School

Macbeth:                                     St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

A Midsummer Night’s Dream:        Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School

Thursday 14   November: 

Macbeth:                                     The Goodwin Academy

Romeo and Juliet:                       Palm Bay Primary School

A Midsummer Night’s Dream:        St. Peter-in-Thanet CE Junior School

The festival is on stage on November 13 and 14, start time 7pm.

Tickets are £10, Concessions £8, Booking Fee: £1 per ticket.

Call the box office on 01843 292795 or go to