Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSF SA)

Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSF SA)
South Africa Tour      
Performed in English
April-September 2016

The Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa is inspired by its UK predecessor. It brings together school children from around the country and offers them the opportunity to put on a production of one of the plays on the professional stage. The festival is an annual event that has been running since 2009.

Since the pilot in 2009, EduCape’ Shakespeare Schools Festival SA (SSF SA) has grown from 20 learners during the pilot performance to approximately 1500 youth across the country in the Western Provnce, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape.

Educape (a non-profit organisation)
Educape and SSF SA Director: Kseniya Filinova-Bruton
Educape and SSF SA Consulting Director of Strategy and Communications: Juanique Randall
Educape Media: Sibu Mpanza

Performance Venues:

Artscape Theatre
Baxter Theatre
Masque Theatre
Somerset West Playhouse

Seabrooke’s Theatre
The Playhouse Company

Rhodes University Theatre

Joburg Theatre

George Arts Theatre

Little Theatre Unisa

Funding and Sponsorship:
BNP Paribas Foundation
The Playhouse Company
British Consulate-General
The Learning Trust
Assitej South Africa
B Design Brand Development
Shakespeare Schools Festival UK
Joburg Theatre

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Statistics for the 2015 festival:
45 schools
1500 students
An audience of 3500