Giving young people the confidence to succeed

Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is an award-winning cultural education charity that gives young people the confidence and skills they need to succeed in life.

We work with young people across the UK, giving them the opportunity to build their confidence and cultural capital through learning about and performing the works of William Shakespeare. 

photo of young people in Shakespeare performanceWe exist to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

Every year, hundreds of schools and thousands of young people across the country participate in the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Coram Shakespeare Schools logoSince it was founded in 2000, the charity has worked with around 300,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools and Pupil Referral Units. Coram SSF is committed to reaching young people living in disadvantaged areas. In 2019, over a third of schools the charity worked with were situated in the top 30% most deprived areas of the UK.

In 2019, over 20,000 young people from over 750 schools performed abridged Shakespeare plays in 118 professional arts venues around the UK as part of their Shakespeare Schools Festival, the world’s largest youth drama festival.

Find out more on our dedicated Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation website

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