Intermission Outreach engages young people with Shakespeare and discussion on social issues by delivering engaging workshops based on the themes and issues raised in our original re-imaginings of Shakespearean plays.

Our team consists of teachers, theatre directors, writers, education specialists and actors, all of whom have years of experience in the arts and education sector. We deliver Shakespeare with a difference, and we address issues that are relevant to young people in a language they can understand.

Outreach's work incorporates creativity across the school curriculum. We have a proven track record of giving young people the life skills and confidence they need to move on to further education, find employment and make life changing decisions. We also tackle one of the aspects of study on the National Curriculum that young people find the most difficult to navigate. Through our work, we open up Shakespeare to students who may be struggling or disengaged and help them to see how Shakespeare's work is still relevant to them today.

Hard-hitting topics such as gang culture, post code rivalry, gun and knife crime are covered, as well as many more subjects close to young people living in London. Through our work, we address issues such as communication, confidence, team work, reflection, weighing up choices, diversity and forgiveness. And all of this is done using the works of Shakespeare.

We take our plays into schools, Pupil Referral Units and Young Offenders' Services all over the UK in order to build awareness of young people's issues, as well as reach out to their communities.

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Interested in learning more about Intermission Outreach? Contact our Outreach Manager, Claire Chappell-Meade: