Schools Shakespeare Festival 2020

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020! Download entry form and email to
Entry Form Shakespeare Schools 2020

Our aim is to create a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as his work should be experienced, on stage. The festival framework gives teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare in class through performance. With given texts and fixed timetables, the onus is placed firmly on the students shoulders to interact meaningfully with the project at hand.
Entries are then invited to bring their own 30 MINUTE production to perform at dlr MILL THEATRE in January 2020.
Our inaugural Festival took place on 24th and 25th January 2019. Students and teachers from participating schools Mount Sackville, Mount Anville and Loreto Dalkey put so much
hard work into their performances. The Overall Award went to Mount Sackville with their interpretation of Romeo & Juliet.
Adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe was thrilled with the level of theatricality brought to the stage.

Work with the Venue
In the initial period a Facilitator from the Venue will offer a Shakespeare workshop to your school to introduce your students to the concept and get the ball rolling. They will also provide you with a 30 minute script for your use. The competition is open to Junior Cycle, Transition Year and Leaving Cert Students.

Competition Rules
•All performers must be students from the competing school
•Performance Time is limited to 30 mins (STRICTLY)
•Each School may have more than one entry
•Each entry must be accompanied by €60 entry fee
•Entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis

During The Festival
The venue’s staff will welcome your group to the venue the day of the festival. Your group will be given a set ‘Get-In’ time to complete a Technical/Dress rehearsal.
Three schools will perform each evening of the festival to a live audience in our Main Auditorium.
On the final evening of the festival Friday 24th January 2020 ALL AWARDS will be distributed.
Tickets will be on sale through dlr Mill Theatre’s website
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Overall Award for Best Production €500 +Trophy
Runner Up €300
Best Ensemble
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Special Adjudicators Award