Since 2000, SSF has transformed the lives of over a quarter of a million children and their teachers.
Our aim is to engage pupils in their education, inspire teachers in their jobs and create community ties. We offer this experience to all children regardless of background, ability or location.
Download our 2014 Impact Report to see how SSF makes a difference in the lives of students and teachers alike and allows them engage with their heritage, education and community.
"The Shakespeare Schools Festival is making a contribution on so many levels. It empowers young people; it develops teacher skills; it attracts new audiences to Shakespeare."
"Their inclusive ethos combined with a drive to deliver a truly professional and rewarding experience to teachers and students throughout the country provides a welcome addition to the theatre's programme each year."
"Watching these young performers challenge and overcome their difficulties was awe-inspiring. I'd never seen a Macbeth like it."
"Shakespeare's wonderful plays let us hear and understand people's strengths, weaknesses, fears and joys. What better way for young people to understand about language than taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival?"