Shakespeare Schools Festival | PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Shakespeare Schools Festival


  • Date: Tuesday 24th November & Wednesday 25th November 2015
  • Time: 7pm

Playhouse Whitley Bay is thrilled to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Each night three schools will perform three different Shakespeare plays. Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. 35,000 young people will take to stages across the UK.

Schools will be performing on our stage, on 24th and 25th November.

“What a fantastic evening! Lots of amazing new talent in our community. Enjoyed every minute of it!” Audience Member, West London, 2014

“I am delighted that the Shakespeare Schools Festival, through its reach across the UK, is enabling new generations of young people to discover why he is still the world's greatest playwright. I am very proud to be a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.” Dame Judi Dench, SSF Patron

Performances start at 7pm. Ticket prices: £9/£7.

Details of participating schools and the plays they are performing can be obtained from the Box Office.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 1st September at 10am. 

  • Date: Tuesday 24th November & Wednesday 25th November 2015
  • Time: 7pm
  • Sorry, this event has now passed and ticket sales are no longer available.
  • Doors to Bars 6pm

    Doors to seats 6.30pm


    INTERVAL 8.20pm approx

    2ND HALF STARTS 8.35pm approx

    SHOW END 9.20pm approx