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RSC Learning and Performance Network

The Learning and Performance Network promotes and supports creative approaches to the teaching, learning and performance of Shakespeare’s plays through a network of Primary and Secondary schools across England. Accredited courses attached to the project are run in conjunction with the Institute of Education, The University of Warwick.

The aims of the Network are to:

  • Provide schools who would normally not have access to our work with a sustained relationship with the RSC
  • Provide innovative and sustained professional development opportunities for teach
  • Ensure that all young people in the Learning and Performance Network (LPN) have access to a positive experience of Shakespeare

The RSC has recently re-launched their Learning Performance Network web pages within the ‘Our Learning Community’ section of the education pages on the RSC web site The content includes information such as this five-minute film, funded by the CAPITAL Centre, which charts the remarkable journey of a class of 15 year-olds from Queensbridge Performing and Visual Arts College in Birmingham with Shakespeare


The LPN is he RSC's long-term partnership programme with schools across England. established in 2006 the programme works with schools over a three-year period to bring about a significant change in the way that young people experience, engage with, and take ownership of the work of Shakespeare.

The Learning and Performance Network is funded through the support of HEFCE, Creative Partnerships and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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