Shakespeare Schools Programme Leaving Cert


Shakespeare Schools Programme 2018

Performance tailored for Leaving Certificate English students

Shakespeare in Schools Programme on RTE News2day

The Gaiety School of Acting has been running a Shakespeare in Schools Programme.

— RTÉ news2day (@news2dayRTE) November 23, 2018


Macbeth Shakespeare Schools

2018 marks the sixth year of the Gaiety School of Acting’s Shakespeare Schools Programme. This Autumn we return with Macbeth, offering more Leaving Certificate students nationwide the opportunity to experience their Shakespeare text as it was meant to be experienced – live on stage. Professionally directed and performed, our productions promise to engage, excite and incite in students a new and invigorated interest in their studied text.

Shows take place every day at 9.30am and 1pm and all bookings include:

  • a traditional production of Macbeth (1.5 hrs)
  • a post-show workshop (1 Hour) with a chance to engage with members of the cast and crew
  • a student workbook
  • pre-show video


Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
22nd-26th October (Almost Full)

Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone
5th-9th November

The Firkin Crane, Cork
12th-16th November

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
19th-23rd November (Almost Full)

NEW DATES: Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 26th-28th November


“Snappily directed, well paced, well acted.”

“The workshop with students is an excellent
opportunity to engage with their studied play”

“Excellent as always. Fantastic feedback from students.”
“A fabulous show – My students and I really enjoyed it – this will really help them in their appreciation of the play. We look forward to future productions.”
Gemma Moran, Terence MacSwiney Community College, Cork

“Most enjoyable. It was an excellent production.”
Maura Connelly, Roscommon Community College

“Our students have thoroughly enjoyed attending the performances.”
Catherina Cullen, Coolmine Community School

To book email or call 016799277* Extension 23 and ask to speak with Rebecca.

Booking info:

For programme queries or to speak directly to the Programme Coordinator contact The Gaiety School of Acting on 01 6799277

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter and see News2day’s feature on last year’s production here.


A €50 non-refundable Administration Charge is required on Booking (This is deducted from the total cost)
Outstanding balance must be paid by Wednesday 26th September.
No booking is final until full payment has been received by The Gaiety School of Acting
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.
Tickets may be exchanged for another performance subject to availability.
Management reserve the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event, tickets may be exchanged or refunded in full.
Management reserve the right to make essential changes to cast or programme without prior notice.