Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: a virtual open day with the Shakespeare Institute and the Royal Shakespeare Company

The Other Place - Stratford-upon-Avon, The Shakespeare Institute
Friday 15 May 2020 (14:00-16:00)

Do you want to immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare? This virtual open day is your opportunity to learn more about studying at the Shakespeare Institute and our fantastic collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute is engaged in an exciting collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. We are opening the ‘virtual doors’ to both The Shakespeare Institute and The Other Place, and our unique collaboration, to invite prospective postgraduate students to learn more about our range of innovative study opportunities for September 2020 and beyond.

This event is for prospective postgraduate students interested in developing or advancing careers in creative or academic fields – from teaching and lecturing to writing, acting or directing – as well as anyone with an interest in Shakespeare. It will give you a taster of postgraduate study with The Shakespeare Institute, the opportunity to ask our RSC experts questions, and a chance to hear first-hand what it is like to study in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Members of staff from the Shakespeare Institute and the RSC will be available for the Live Q&A between 14:00-16:00 GMT. Please ask your questions through the chat box and our team will respond to you as soon as they can.

(Please note that this virtual event replaces the Open Day originally planned to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 16 May 2020.)

Opening panel

Book your place

Please book your place to our virtual event here.

Further information

Opened in 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The Other Place is a creative hub for rehearsal, training, learning and research. Through jointly-delivered postgraduate programmes, students have the chance to access creative and teaching spaces at The Other Place, and to draw on the experience of RSC artists and practitioners. 

2018 Open Day images

The Other Place

Afternoon workshop

Panel session

Lunch at The Other Place

Shakespeare and Creativity performance

Shakespeare and Creativity students

Workshop exercise

[Photography - Sam Allard c. RSC]

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities