For the first time, the works of William Shakespeare are being broadcast directly into classrooms.
More than four hundred and sixty schools across the country have taken advantage of Richard the Second's first live broadcast from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon.
Over the next six years schools will be able to choose from eighteen more productions by the company.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has promised to support local theatres in the face of ongoing funding cuts.
As the company celebrates a record year, directors at the RSC said they would do what they could to keep the theatre alive.
It comes as the RSC reported a record year for income, despite another drop in funding from Arts Council England, which fell by a further £0.8m to £16.6m.
The regional theatres we work with across the country face more immediate challenges and we will continue to collaborate with and support them where we can.
Great regional theatre is crucial, not just to local audiences, but to the success of the national companies and the West End and we must do all we can to make the case for its future wellbeing.
- 1,459 performances of 25 productions
- 1.5 million people worldwide experienced the RSC in actio
- 420 actors worked and trained with the RSC during the year
- Increased the amount of self-generated income to 73 per cent
- Total income increased by 30 per cent to £62.6m
- Box office earnings increased by 75 per cent
- Fundraising income increased by 28 per cent
- 403,000 young people and teachers took part in the RSC’s Learning and Performance Network
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced record results for the past year at its annual general meeting in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The company's annual turnover topped £62million during the 2012/13 financial year, while Box Office earnings increased by a whopping 75 per cent, to £31.6m.
In total, 1.5m people watched an RSC production, with 1,459 performances of 25 shows performed around the world.
The company's success comes despite another drop in funding from Arts Council England, which fell by a further £0.8m to £16.6m.
A teenage girl who went missing from Stratford Mop Fair has been found safe and well.
Seventeen-year-old Shannon Scarrott reported to police today after seeing coverage of her disappearance.
Shannon Scarrott had been seen going into a McDonalds on Saturday, but had not been seen until she handed herself in.
Warwickshire Police said her family had been informed, and thanked the public for their support in spreading the word.
Warwickshire Police are searching for a 17 year-old girl who was reported missing at the Stratford Mop Fair in Warwickshire on Saturday (12 October).
Shannon Scarrott from Gloucestershire was last seen going into the McDonalds on Bridge Street at around 9pm and leaving by the Waterside exit 15 minutes later.
She is described as a white female, 5' 8" tall, slim build with long, dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a red coat.
A US Greyhound bus is an unlikely sight in the UK, but it was the star attraction at Showbus 2013 held at Long Marston airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon.
It once crossed the States on long-distance service in the 1960s and 70s.
The split-level coach was one of the more than 1,000 buses old and new which came to Warwickshire from across the country.
It is the second time the event has been held in the Midlands having moved from Duxford.
For many children it was the first day back at school today. But one school has been making history.
The school attended by William Shakespeare has finally allowed girls in after nearly 500 years of being all boys. But will the introduction of young women have the bard turning in his grave?
The former Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon returned from America on Tuesday where he has completed space flight training at NASTAR.
65-year-old Cyril Bennis, who was mayor in 1997-98, is planning to fly into sub-orbital space next year.
A post box in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark James Roe's success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games will remain permanently gold.
The post box on Bridge Street was painted gold last summer.
It has been given a fresh coat of gold paint and a plaque to remind residents and visitors of the local link to London 2012.