Magic and Mayhem: Shakespeare Festival

Event: Magic and Mayhem: Shakespeare Festival


An immersive, inspirational and creative exploration of the magic and mayhem of Shakespeare’s’ best-loved plays, through art, dance, drama and music workshops… Our activities will focus on Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and Macbeth, drawing upon the sights, sounds and stories of the surroundings in our residential centres. This course is Ideal for Upper Key Stage 2 and Lower Key Stage 3 learners.

Our centres provide an opportunity for groups to come together and share experiences which will last a lifetime. Away from the usual routines, staff and students can simply be: extended and meaningful engagement in carefully designed activities which offer a broad exploration of the curriculum to embed understanding and exploring new challenges together.

Available throughout January 2022

Desired Outcomes

Develop students understanding and knowledge of Shakespeare

Take away all the distractions of the normal classroom and home environment for a residential course led by us and supported by experts in Shakespeare to give your students the best possible opportunity to be supported

Reconnecting students after the school holidays in a way that may not be achievable in schools or at home

Planning your visit


Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday Travel to Centre
You may wish to visit one of our partner organisation en route – please ask our Booking Team about this!
From 12.00pm Arrival at Centre and sort out dormitories
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Meet the Team: Introduction to the course tutors and the theme for your Magic and Mayhem residential
2.30pm – 4.45pm (including 15 minute break) Session 1
  • Art; Midsummer Night’s Dream / The Tempest / Macbeth’s Witches masks
  • Drama; Prospero’s / Ariel incantations from The Tempest
  • Dance; Contrasting Movements – Bottom & Titania, Caliban & Ariel
  • Music; explore composers’ responses to theme & create own composition / Songs and Music from Shakespeare
5.00pm Evening Meal: Elizabethan Banquet / BBQ & Bonfire
6.30pm – 8.30pm Live Performance OR Session 2
  • 8.30pm Students to own shared social area
  • 9.00pm Students to own rooms
  • 9.30pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers
Tuesday 8.30am Breakfast
9.30am Session 3
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
11.00am – 11.30am Break
12.30pm Lunch and shop / free time
1.30pm – 4.30pm Session 4
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
5.00pm Evening Meal
6.15pm – 8.45pm Main Hall Magic and Mayhem Ball: Ceilidh
8.45pm Departure instructions
9.00pm Students to own rooms
9.30pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers
Wednesday 8.30am Breakfast (Bags to Departure Point)
9.30am – 11.30am
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
12.00pm Lunch
1.15pm Groups depart
What's included:
  • 2-nights’ accommodation
  • Full board basis
  • Activity sessions with clear learning outcomes to each session.
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