Storytelling and Shakespeare drama workshops for Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Inspire Key Stage Two (KS2) with tales, myths and legends from around the world which we bring to life through drama.

Our storytelling workshops are a great way to celebrate school events like World Book Day (5 March) and Shakespeare Week (16-20 March). They can also be used to support history topics like the Ancient Egyptians or Ancient Greeks.

Our Shakespeare drama workshops are ideal for KS2 pupils. Sessions help children to access the language, characters and world of your chosen play in an interactive format. 

  • Around the World
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West

    Stories from Africa

    KS1 & KS2. (L, SW, WM) See the tales of How Anansi Became King of All Stories and How the Zebra Got His Stripes dramatically unfold as pupils create scenes inspired by African storytelling.

    Also available as Large Group


    Stories from Asia

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Immerse your children in the ancient world of gods, goddesses and wise gurus. Featuring the story of Rama and Sita, this is the perfect accompaniment to Diwali celebrations.  

    Also available as a Large Group Workshop


    Traditional Tales - Large Group Storytelling

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Our storyteller invites children to take on a variety of roles as they explores the morals of traditional tales.

    Including The Ugly DucklingPied Piper, and Thumbelina


    Festive Tales - Large Group Storytelling

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Perfect as an end-of-term treat to get you into the festive spirit. Delight pupils with magical tales from around the world. 

    Including RudolphVasilisa and the Baba Yaga, and Aladdin

    Read more here.    
  • Myths and Legends
    • Greater London & Essex

    Isis and Osiris

    KS2. (L) Take a trip down the Nile to meet the famous pharaoh and his queen as your class explore the exotic world of Ancient Egypt.


    King Midas

    KS2. (L) Decide if King Midas’ golden touch is a gift or a curse as your pupils visit his palace and bring this Ancient Greek myth to life.  

  • Quests through Novels
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Quest for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Step through the wardrobe and into the magic of Narnia as your children explore this timeless classic. But when the time comes, will they want to return? 


    Quest for Oliver Twist

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Creep down dark Dickensian streets to meet orphan Oliver Twist, uncovering his family history and braving a visit to the workhouse and Fagin’s den. 


    Quest for Treasure Island

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Explore the novel’s characters and experience what life would have been like for a pirate onboard Long John Silver’s ship, tackling riddles and activities a-plenty!


    The Prince and the Pauper

    KS1 & KS2. (L) Discover what happens when a prince and a pauper trade clothes and lives! Get whisked away to Tudor England in Mark Twain’s tale of mistaken identity.  

  • Shakespeare
    • Greater London & Essex
    • West Midlands & South West
    • Greater Manchester

    Shakespeare's Plays

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WM) Introduce your class to Shakespeare in a fun and accessible way. Bring one of the Bard's famous plays to life. Explore the plot, experiment with language and take on a host of captivating characters.


    Shakespeare's Life and Times

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW) Discover more about the man behind the plays. Explore the celebrated playwright’s life in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, the context of the Tudor period in which he was writing and his remarkable literary legacy.  

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    Tel: 0844 800 2870

    Freshwater Theatre Company
    St Margaret's House
    21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

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    Freshwater Theatre Company offers interactive drama workshops, shows and large group activities for schools to bring your curriculum to life. We hope you enjoy exploring our site!