What's On Shakespeare Schools Festival An exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. This Is A Northern Stage Hire Book now Access Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at Northern Stage. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools will unite for thrilling performance evenings nationwide. To find out which schools are performing, and when, visit shakespeareschools.org. Book now Access Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.