Make a Donation

Every donation will help build the confidence and self-esteem of a young person.

Make a donation

£3 per month for a year helps give a teenager with special needs the chance to perform alongside their peers from mainstream schools

£5 per month for a year trains a teacher at one of our workshops, giving them skills and techniques for the Festival and the classroom

£20 per month for a year supports one school to take part in the Festival

A donation of £70 pays the entire cost of one young person taking part in the Festival

Donate monthly & become a Spirit of SSF

  • Join the Ensemble

    From £3/month

    Join our band of brothers and sisters, essential to the success of every play

    From just £3/month you’ll be contributing to one of our special school workshops or helping to give aspiration to a child from a disadvantaged background. As one of our Spirits, we’ll thank you on our website and keep you updated on our work and the difference you’re helping to make to young people across the UK.

  • Become Puck

    From £5/month

    Join our elves, improving academic attainment for young people

    Puck, the mischievous elf in Midsummer Night’s Dream, changes the lives of three young people helping them get better exam grades and become more ambitious by taking part in our Festival.

    From just £5/month we’ll keep you up to date with all our work and you’ll be invited to our exclusive annual Midsummer Party where you’ll receive a copy of our latest Impact Report and meet some of the young people you have helped.

    Your donation will incur benefits worth £24 (inc. VAT) per year.

  • Become Ariel

    From £20/month

    As Prospero’s agent, you’ll give confidence and resilience to a whole cast

    Ariel, Prospero’s agent in The Tempest, gives greater confidence and resilience to a whole cast of up to 35 young people from one school in our Festival and helps their teachers develop strong leadership skills.

    From just £20/month you’ll get all the benefits of Puck, plus you can choose the school to which you’d like to pledge your support, watch them rehearse during the day and get two free tickets for their performance that evening. We’ll thank you in the programme and from the stage.

    Your donation will incur benefits worth £44 (inc. VAT per year).

  • Become Titania

    From £50/month

    As SSF royalty, you’ll help whole communities aspire to greatness

    Titania, the Queen of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a generous Spirit who helps a whole community aspire to greatness by supporting a performance night featuring 100 young people from four different schools.

    From just £50/month you’ll get all the benefits of Ariel and a performance night named after you. We’ll thank you in the programme, from the stage and on our website.

    We’ll also give you two additional tickets to give to someone you think would also like to be a Spirit of SSF.

    Your donation will incur benefits worth £64 (inc. VAT per year).

  • Become Prospero

    From £250/month

    As our premium spirit, you’ll open up a whole world of opportunities for hundreds of young people

    Prospero is our premium spirit, opening up opportunities for hundreds of young people across the UK, allowing them to build vital skills of teamwork, communication and self confidence that last a lifetime.

    From £250/month you’ll get a bespoke package that suits your interests, including ensuring you’re top of the guestlist for SSF special events and unique opportunities, such as dinner with one of our Patrons.

    Your donation will incur benefits worth £149 (inc. VAT per year).

96%
of teachers told us they developed strong leadership skills

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
80%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' resilience

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
79%
of special school teachers saw an increase in their students' confidence

We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Every year children from very different backgrounds come together to perform on the same stage.

About our impact
85%
of teachers would strongly recommend the Festival to a colleague

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of the Festival process,
97%
of teachers are confident working with Shakespeare

We train and support teachers from primary, secondary and special schools to work actively and ambitiously with Shakespeare.

About our impact
As a result of taking part in the Festival,
97%
of teachers think they will stay in teaching for longer than 5 years

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers developed a strong relationship with their students through the Festival process

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
97%
of teachers told us their students were better able to express themselves

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instil curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
81%
of teachers reported that their students' academic attainment improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
90%
of teachers told us the Festival improved their teaching

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
86%
of teachers said that their students' behaviour improved as a result of the Festival

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
95%
of teachers stated that students were more enthusiastic about learning

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
84%
of teachers reported that attainment in English improved

We work to promote educational attainment - especially in literacy, literature and the performing arts.

About our impact
10%
of participants have English as an additional language

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
9%
of participants have a statement of educational needs

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
14%
of participants are eligible for free school meals

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
27%
of participants are minority ethnic

We have used the power of Shakespeare to improve the life chances of thousands of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK and with children with special educational needs.

About our impact
More than
1,000
schools participate in the Festival

We work nationwide - from Aberdeen to Aberdare, Carlisle to Clacton.

About our impact
Our young people will perform in front of
70,000
people nationwide

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
In 2017 we will work with
30,000
young people

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact
96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
97%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
97%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

Learn more about us