The Marlowe


We provide world-class education and performance opportunities for both teachers and students.

Throughout the year we provide education and performance opportunities for both teachers and students. These opportunities can create networks with other local schools, support career development and help you inspire your young people.


Our workshops and talks illustrate to students the work and creativity that goes into putting on a production and gives them a chance to get creative too – developing specific skills in dance, drama, musicals and physical theatre.

Associate Schools Programme

​We are really proud of the schools we work with through the Associate Schools Programme, lead by Canterbury High School and King Ethelbert School in partnership with The Marlowe and the RSC. The programme is targeted towards schools who want to develop and improve access to Shakespeare, and to deliver the best teaching in the classroom through active drama techniques. Through the Associate Schools Programme we’ve been able to offer fantastic development training for teachers across the county.

For students, the programme involves dynamic ways to learn about Shakespeare, artist-led projects, and performance opportunities on our stages, in our local community and at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.​

Our Associates Schools are:

  • Canterbury High School (lead school)
  • King Ethelbert School, Birchington (lead school)
  • Canterbury Primary
  • Canterbury Road Primary, Sittingbourne
  • Community College Whitstable
  • Dame Janet Primary Academy, Ramsgate
  • Ethelbert Road Primary, Faversham
  • Folkestone Academy
  • Herne Bay High School
  • Herne Bay Junior School
  • King’s Rochester
  • Lynsted and Norton Primary School
  • Oasis Academy, Minster On Sea
  • Rainham School for Girls, Gillingham
  • Rochester Grammar School
  • Spires Academy, Canterbury
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Aylesham
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Margate
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Whitstable
  • St Nicholas School, Canterbury
  • St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Sittingbourne
  • The Orchard School, Canterbury
  • Towers School and Sixth Form, Ashford

We are currently recruiting for a group of schools to join the ​RSC ​Associate Schools Programme throughout the next two academic years from September.

The ​RSC ​Associate Schools Programme connects schools from across Kent with a Lead Associate School, a regional theatre partner and the Royal Shakespeare Company to offer:

  • CPD for teachers with artists from the RSC, The Marlowe and from across Kent
  • Workshop opportunities for the young people you work with in school and at The Marlowe
  • Performance events involving your students in our community, at The Marlowe and at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon

The aim of the programme is to develop an active approach to teaching Shakespeare across our region in both the primary and secondary sectors.

Please download the information sheet ​and an application form to enter. The application deadline is Friday 29 June. If you have any question please contact us by email.

The Marlowe Teachers’ Scheme

Our teachers scheme is free to join and offers a range of special benefits including:

  • Free tickets for selected shows
  • Teacher networking events
  • Training and support with CPD
  • Education packs
  • Advance news of upcoming shows

Group discounts

We offer group discounts for schools on many of our shows. Get in touch with our group sales team on 01227 787787.

The Marlowe Teachers & Schools Programme is kindly supported by The Samuel Feldman NEC Fund.


Share the magic of theatre with those who would not otherwise have this life-enhancing chance.