2018 will be the tenth anniversary of the world’s largest regional schools Shakespeare Festival  in the world.  For the last decade, Open Minds has led the way with this work, in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and  funded by organisations including RMBC, the Arts Council England and the National Education Union.


Our 2017 festival was a huge success and took place for two weeks in a beautiful theatre tent in Clifton Park in June.  Around 200 school staff, 2000 children and 3500 audience members were part of the festival and did an outstanding job in our bespoke venue.


For 2018, Rotherham Underground will be bringing some exciting new developments to the Festival.  We have been listening to children, young people, parents, carers, practitioners and schools and details are below.


We are recruiting schools NOW and will be launching the festival in March 2018, with practitioners primed and ready to head out to schools straight away, building to a schools’ festival at the end of the Summer term (but it won’t end there!).


More information coming soon! 


We already have schools signing up.  If you don’t want your school to miss out, beg them to get involved or, if you are a member of staff at the school, beg the leadership team to sign up as soon as possible.


You can register for the 2018 Festival below (subject to funding).  You should make sure you thoroughly read the documents below before registering on the PDF form or the on-line form below.  Please contact us at  shakespeare@rotherhamunderground.com if you have any questions .

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