Education

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS​​


Our successful education department is in touch with over 300 international and Dutch schools nationwide. Yearly over 2000 students at primary and secondary level are involved in STET education programmes. Theatre edcuation has proofed to be a unique way of learning, gaining insights in drama techniques, storytelling, communication and most importantly learing about oneself.
Since 2013 STET Education offers workshops and performances at schools or in the theatre and since 2016 we also have open workshops for individuals led by international performers. 
We highly value the direct contact with techers, students and audience members. 

For more information and bookings, please get in contact us at education@theenglishtheatre.nl  
or +31 6 20 43 1919


What we offer

  • Professional theatre makers
  • native English speakers
  • high level experience and fun
  • flexibility
  • CJP (Cultuurkaart)
  • help with funding the programmes
     

 Periodic Activities
(Only to book in a specific period)
lost in denmarkMay - June 2017
Lost in Denmark  performance (16-20 yrs)
Annemarie de Bruijn, like a Danish detective, takes your students along in her search for Hamlet. Through Hamlet’s best friend, Horatio, she gets as close as one can get to the man that intrigues so many...
Location at your school, or a space you provide.

open-air workshop comedy of errors STET1 September 2017  11.00-14.00
Identity and Shakespeare Workshop and Performance (16+)
Emmeline Prior from London's world-famous Globe Theatre and STET's favourite open-air theatre company Illyria are coming to the beautiful grounds of Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar. 
Your students will have the opportunity to participate in this stimulating outdoor workshop as well as having a front-row seat as Shakespeare's words are brought to life by professional actors. 

gg16 workshop27-29 September 2017
Guildhall Graduates Acting Workshop (14-18 yrs)

Now in its fourth year, STET's hugely popular acting workshop will give your students a rare opportunity to work with graduates from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This stiumulating programme offers a "centre'stage" role in the company of professional actors.
Location at your school, or a space you provide.



infinite jest macbeth2- 6 October 2017
Shakespeare: Macbeth (7-12 yrs)

by Infinite Jest Theatre Company (UK)
A truly unique Macbeth performance made accessable to young audiences. The performance is a perfect blend of quirky humour and emotional truthfulness. What compels Macbeth to turn from hero to villain? Self will? Fate? Or is it you, our Infinite Jest audience, who holds his destiny in your hands? 


infinite jest workshop2 - 6 October 2017
Physical Theatre and Improvisation (14-18 yrs)

A fun workshop to spark the imigination of your students! Your students will discover how to use their bodies creatively to invent characters, devise sequences and work as an ensemble to tell stories. They will explore some fantastic improvisational games and techniques to enable them to become original story tellers. 
 

inf jest ws 2 - 6 October 2017
Physical Theatre and Improvisation (5 - 12 yrs)

Let your pupils have a magical "classroom-to-theatre" experience with professional, experienced actors from the UK. The workshop leaders introduce fun drama techniques to help children develop understanding of story and character and to build confidence in speaking and listening!


infinite jest shakspeare2 - 6 Ocotber 2017
General Shakespeare Workshop (5- 12 yrs)

Whether it's a first taste of Shakespeare and his plays or an in-depth look at a particular play, Infinite Jest can tailor a drama-based workshop to suit your requirements. If your students are new to Shakespeare Infinite Jest can offer a fun and engaging way of sampling England's greatest playwright. 



A Christmas Carol 18 - 22 December 2017
A Christmas Carol Performance (16-20 yrs)

by Ashley Ramsden Master Storyteller (UK)
For and incredible 12th year Ashely Ramsden Master Storyteller returns to the Netherlands with his perennially popular version of A Christmas Carol. Every year more performances in more schools and it is still not enough!
Location: your school




 Permanent Activities
(to book year-round)
monstersMonsters & Monarchs (16 - 26 yrs)
Sept 2017 - July 2018
by the Ginger Shakespeare Company
This brand new Shakespeare performance covers no less than ten history plays, following the crown through generations of monarchs. Or monsters. That all depends on your point of view. In a time of fake news and twitter-politics, Monsters & Monarchs takes a look at history through the eyes of The Bard. 


Storytelling and Identity Workshop (14-26 yrs)
Sept 2016 - July 2018
with Raphael Rodan & Sahand Sahebdivani
"Of course you fear me... you don't know who I am."
Our lives are made of stories.
The stories of our parents and the stories of our land, our culture and our nation define us and form our identity. These stories help us bond with some people but can also create a wall, separating us from others...


Caja´s Magical Storytelling (2-11 yrs)
Sept 2016 - July 2018
with Caja van der Poel
Caja’s stories are full of magic, rich imagery and
heartfelt content. In the middle of a day spent learning with our head, we take a breath and learn with our heart.

"The universe is not made of atoms, it's made of tiny stories" 

 


***STET EDUCATION NEWS***

Hurray! STET Education delagation journeyed to Ezcaray Spain with fellow European artists to learn from one another, exchanging wisdom, laughter and a passion for arts education.  
Project "Peerform it" was a great success! 
 

Curious about the programme in 2016?
Click here for Evaluation 2016

Some schools we worked with so far are... American School of The Hague, British School The Hague, Dalton Den Haag, Dalton Voorburg, Edith Stein College (The Hague), Europen School Bergen, Groningse Schoolvereniging, Haarlemmermeer Lyceum, HSV (van Nijenrodestraat and Nassaulaan in The Hague), International School Groningen, International School of Amsterdam, International School of The Hague, RSG Magister Alvinus (Sneek), Segbroek College (The Hague), Sint-Maartenscollege (Voorburg), Trinitas College (Heerhugowaard)... 

Macbeth 2  Macbeth workshopPunch 1  gg

 Our education photographer is: Agnieszka Wielopolska (wielopolska@hotmail.com)


Interesting facts about STET
Did you know, that...

  • STET The English Theatre is the ONLY theatre production company in the Netherlands which
    programmes throughout the year exclusively in English.
  • STET Education welcomed in 2014 more than 2000 students from all over the Netherlands.
  • Our education surveys show a 95% "Extremely satisfied" result.

 What teachers said about us:

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Macbeth by Infinite Jest.  It was pitched at a great level for secondary students with some prior knowledge of the play.  The company had adapted the play in an imaginative and creative way making the original language really come to life.  My students particularly liked the use of sound effects, puppets and some audience participation.  They were engaged throughout and had lots to say about it afterwards.  We hope we can see another performance next year!” (Infinite Jest Performance, 20-05-2016, Clare Calton, English Teacher, European School The Hague)

"We have asked our students what they thought of the performance and the workshop and they were all very positive. Even though the language was hard to follow for some of our students, they enjoyed it and they have recommended us to do things like this again with future groups." (The Taming of the Shrew Open-Air Workshop, September 2015)

"All the children loved the workshops and were full of enthusiasm for Shakespeare and English afterwards. The actors gave 100% effort and motivated and educated our students in drama and in the unique writing of Shakespeare. Many thanks!" (General Shakespeare Workshops, April 2015)

"The reactions I got from my students were: splendid, very enjoyable, entertaining, educational; some had never thought they could write a poem in English and perform it." (Devon Glover, November 2014)

"We will definitely keep up to date with your performances and would like to have something next year. Keep in touch and thank you." (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, January 2014)