Events for Schools and Colleges

Event cancelled: The Shakespeare Project

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Be inspired by the Bard

Let our inspiring workshops and performances break down the barriers that prevent students from connecting with Shakespeare. 

Bring your Year 10 students to our Colchester campus for a range of practical workshops and performances, linked to their National Curriculum study and further careers.

The Shakespeare Project will encourage your students to think beyond the words on the page or actions on the stage. With insightful and thought-provoking sessions provided by our academics and a range of external providers, your students will begin to understand the context of Shakespeare’s work, its relevance both then and now, and its enduring impact on us today.

Your students will leave us engaged and inspired, having experienced aspects of these great works beyond the requirements of an exam syllabus.


Schools will need to arrive from 9:30am for a 9:45am start, and will be free to leave from approx. 3:30pm.

How to book

Bookings can be made via our Online Booking Form. Once your booking is complete, one of our team will be in contact to confirm your school’s place on The Shakespeare Project.

External providers

If you are an external provider who is interested in providing a workshop or a stand in our marketplace, please email

The University of Essex has now agreed to adopt additional action to protect our staff, students and our wider community against the spread and impact of COVID-19. As the number of cases in the UK increases, we have taken pre-emptive steps to protect members of our community from the risk of infection. 

From Monday 23 March we started implementing enhanced protection measures, which, amongst other steps included suspending all University public events and gatherings, including our face to face schools engagement work. 

This therefore means that, unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled.  

We appreciate you may already have transport in place for these events, if you are outside your cancellation period for coaches or are unable to claim the money back from your school insurance please let us know by contacting

We know this will be as disappointing to you as it is to us, and we do hope that you and your students can continue to be supported by the University of Essex virtually through resources that we are currently developing.

Join us for The Shakespeare Project

If any of your staff or students would like to access our Faith Centre while on campus, please let the event organiser know.

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Sarah Kelleway