Cyclone Rep, Ireland's busiest Theatre-in-Education Company, is delighted to come close to you this year to perform our popular Shakespeare Sessions. Our mission is to provide audiences with an exciting and multifaceted theatrical experience. Shakespeare Sessions are both entertaining and educational, combining performance and workshop. The Shakespeare Sessions comprise of individual curriculum-based plays of Shakespeare's texts. They include a review of the relevant topics and themes along with discussions and opportunities for students to participate.

This year Cyclone Rep is performing four different sessions. For Senior Cycle students: "The King Lear Session" and "The Macbeth Session". For Junior Cycle students: "The Romeo & Juliet Session" and "The Merchant Session". 

Each show is 2 hours in length with no interval. The Shakespeare Sessions are abridged versions of the plays with the main scenes performed true to text and a workshop woven throughout the performance. The aim for our shows is to engage, entertain and educate by breaking down the 4th wall and communicating directly with our audience members, using lots of humour and audience interaction while also discussing the the main themes, characters and plot line in each of the plays.

Ticket Price: 15 (Teachers go free) 

For bookings or more information contact our sales team either by emailing or by phone: 021-235 5356.

Civic Theatre, Dublin (running time 2 hours, no interval)

  • Mon 20/11/17 – King Lear – 9.45am

  • Mon 20/11/17 – Merchant of Venice – 1pm

  • Tue 21/11/17 – Macbeth – 9.45am (nearly sold out)

  • Tue 21/11/17 – Macbeth – 1pm (nearly sold out)

  • Wed 22/11/17 – Romeo & Juliet – 9.45am (nearly sold out)

  • Wed 22/11/17 – Romeo & Juliet – 1pm

What people think of our shows: 

The King Lear Session - “Dynamic, fresh, vibrant and engaging show which breathes life into a leaving cert prescribed text” - Laura O'Flanagan, Dublin City Teacher

The Macbeth Session - "Very good use of comic relief. Great to get students involved" - Frank McKenna, Dublin Teacher

The Merchant Session - "Very good - very detailed, humorous and very good discussion of the issues." - Jennifer Payne, Dublin Teacher

The Romeo & Juliet Session - “Presented in a concise, informative and humorous way. Really useful advise on stagecraft, interpretation and performance” - Colm O Feachtnain, Dublin Teacher


  • Mon, Nov 20 | 09:45
    Mon, Nov 20 | 13:00
    Tue, Nov 21 | 09:45
    Tue, Nov 21 | 13:00
    Wed, Nov 22 | 09:45
    Wed, Nov 22 | 13:00

Civic Theatre
Dublin 24
Co. Dublin
T + 353 (0)1 462 7460
Box Office + 353 (0)1 462 7477

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