What's coming up?

Find out the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all with Shakespeare at their heart

New 1623 podcast

Have a listen to our brand-new podcast and read the transcript, which this season focuses on Macbeth and new ideas based on the play

Lear/Cordelia

Watch the pilot production of Lear/Cordelia, our double-bill that explores dementia through Shakespeare and new writing

Video diary from Africa

Catch up on our artistic director's recent adventures in Zambia and Botswana as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project

Troilus and Cressida

Follow Uncle Pandarus’s blog as he tells you the tragic tale of his niece Cressida and her lover Troilus : www.unclepandarus.com

Support our work

Make it possible for us to engage more people with Shakespeare in exciting new ways that relate to the world around them

  • What's coming up?

  • New 1623 podcast

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • Video diary from Africa

  • Troilus and Cressida

  • Support our work

1623 theatre company

We aspire to give voices to marginalised people in response to Shakespeare and the world today

Our mission is to make great theatre, support artists, engage learners and work with communities while being accessible, inclusive and diverse

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News from 1623

Nathan Masterson presents our first ever podcast, which focuses on Shakespeare's intense tragedy Macbeth and new ideas based on the play.

1623 podcast - Autumn 2017 - MACBETH

We need your support to make it possible to run drama and confidence workshops with people who identify as LGBTQIA*.

Support our LGBT+ workshops

We're excited to announce that Arts Council England has offered us a grant so that we can develop our new stage show that explores the queerness of Lady Macbeth.

PRESS RELEASE : Arts Council supports 1623's new show about Lady Macbeth and LGBTQIA* identity

If you're an artist, educator or learner, we're keen to know your thoughts on our new learning strategy, which we're developing right now.

Play your part in the development of 1623 learning

Our artistic director Ben Spiller and participation facilitator Debbie Varley look back on the Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference, which took place recently at Sheffield Hallam University.

Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference

  • 1623 podcast - Autumn 2017 - MACBETH

    Monday, 23 October 2017 09:03
  • Support our LGBT+ workshops

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:27
  • PRESS RELEASE : Arts Council supports 1623's new show about Lady Macbeth and LGBTQIA* identity

    Thursday, 31 August 2017 17:15
  • Play your part in the development of 1623 learning

    Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:49
  • Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00

Video highlights

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

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