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Primary Theatre

Introduce your pupils to the wonderful world of Shakespeare

Primary Theatre

An inspiring programme which offers children in years 4 - 6 a thrilling experience of Shakespeare in performance, underpinned by a creative literacy programme.

In Spring 2022 we are delighted to be remounting our production of Hamlet.

The programme consists of:

  • A performance of a high-quality Shakespeare production, specially created for a KS2 audience (duration 60 minutes)
  • A choice of creative learning options
  • CPD for teachers on approaching Shakespeare with primary aged pupils.


Details for how to book for this year’s Primary Theatre programme will be available in the Autumn term 2021.

Click here to find out how Primary Theatre can support Artsmark

A stunning show: definitely the best thing I have ever seen for schools and a brilliant way to develop the children's interest in high-quality literature and theatre.
Literacy Coordinator, Barlby Primary School

Seeing the children’s final writing production was beyond incredible!
Literacy Coordinator, Ark Atwood Primary

It was brilliant. All of the children were open mouthed and enthralled from start to finish.
Year 4 Teacher, Gallions Mount Primary

The National Theatre's Partner for Learning is Bank of America.

Primary schools touring is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Hearn Foundation, The Ingram Trust, Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, The Dorset Foundation, and The Topinambour Trust.