English speaking schools
The Pocket Oxford Theatre’s work focuses on making Shakespeare accessible to young people and introducing them to Shakespeare’s amazing and timeless stories in a new, modern and exciting way; making them relevant and engaging to young people, and to our time.
Since 2007 The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company has extensively toured its unique shows in theatres and schools throughout Europe, and although we specialise in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, our shows are tailor-made according to the audience’s age and ability, and enjoyed equally by students of all ages.
Our productions are all accompanied by an educational work pack that includes practical games, exercises and activities suitable for the classroom (both pre and post show) that are designed to enhance the pupils’ understanding and experience of Shakespeare, the specific play, its historical context, and our company’s reworking of the original text.
Our company includes qualified teachers with extensive experience in education both at primary and secondary level. All of our actors have worked as part of our theatre in education tours and taught drama workshops, both in the UK and abroad. Everyone in the company has passed a CRB check, and we are all experienced performers.
The Pocket Oxford Theatre makes Shakespeare fun, exciting, and relevant to students of all ages and abilities with its original and contemporary interpretations of these classic plays.