Deutsche Bank’s biggest and most ambitious corporate citizenship education project in the UK, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, opened this week at Shakespeare’s Globe with a specially commissioned production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank offers 15,000 free tickets to GCSE students across London. Since its inception six years ago, the project has allowed more than 50,000 students at over 70% of London’s secondary schools to experience a live performance of a Shakespeare play at the Globe.
In addition to the live performances, the project also provides school workshops on Shakespeare, which over 2,000 students have participated in so far this year, training sessions for teachers at the Globe, and a lively, interactive resource at www.playingshakespeare.org.
The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is designed to appeal directly to 11 to 16 year olds. Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank takes place for two weeks between 27th February and 8th March, with 13 performances in total. Students from 119 schools from every London borough will see the play for free.
Colin Grassie, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank UK, said: "At Deutsche Bank, we believe that culture can ignite young people's passion to learn and spur them on to exceptional achievements. We've worked with Globe Education for a decade on exciting projects like this to help open up a new world to students in London."
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is part of the bank’s extensive Corporate Citizenship programme in the UK, which aims to couple the arts with education to not just teach core subjects but to raise young people's aspirations. Globally, hundreds of thousands of people participate in cultural education programmes supported by Deutsche Bank each year.
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