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 The NutcrackerDick WhittingtonA Christmas Carol

    Also available for smaller groups

    Read more here.    
  • 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 into Narnia as your children explore this classic. But when the time comes, will they want to return? 

    Read more here.


    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. 

    Read more here.


    Quest for Treasure Island

    KS1 & KS2. (L, NW, SW, WMExplore life as a pirate onboard Long John Silver’s ship, meeting the novel's characters whilst tackling riddles a-plenty!

    Read more here.


    Quest for Gulliver's Travels

    KS2. (L, NW, SW, WMEmbark upon a fun and hair-raising adventure with Lemuel Gulliver, exploring fascinating lands with even more fascinating inhabitants.

    Read more here.


    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.  

    Read more here.

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

    Shakespeare's Plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

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    Shakespeare's Life and Times

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

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  • Summer Reading Challenge
    • Greater London & Essex

    KS1 & KS2. We are passionate about making sure children's reading does not dip over the summer. Our workshop is a unique way to get pupils enthused about taking part in the reading challenge.

    Read more here.

Large Group Drama

Take a peak at Around the World on the left for sessions for up to 120 children. 

If you are interested in more large group sessions for subjects like history, MFL, maths and more, browse all Large Group Drama here.

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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!