Starting Shakespeare

Apply now for Starting Shakespeare, our new monthly skills-based training course for people who aspire to act professionally

Upcoming

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

Shakespeare Night

Take part in our series of monthly workshops at Derby Theatre to explore Shakespeare's plays through a range of fun activities

Still Cursing

Check out our contemporary photography project with SHOW ME PICTURES that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Digital Workshops

Work with us to inspire your class by fusing Shakespeare's text with the latest technology at QUAD, the cutting-edge arts centre in the heart of Derby

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

  • Starting Shakespeare

  • Upcoming

  • Shakespeare Night

  • Still Cursing

  • Digital Workshops

  • Troilus and Cressida

1623 theatre company

We aim to inspire, surprise and affect you with Shakespeare in exciting new ways that relate to the world around you.

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News from 1623

Nicola Morley is on our trainee actor course, which is all about developing the skills needed to perform Shakespeare and other forms of theatre. This is her blog. 

Nicola's trainee actor diary

Our artistic director Ben Spiller reflects on the work of stage and screen director Julie Taymor, whose Shakespeare productions have captured his imagination.

Julie Taymor the Shakespearean visionary

Applications are now open to audition for Starting Shakespeare, our new monthly skills-based training course for aspiring actors. 

Starting Shakespeare training course auditions

Oliver Tunstall joined former fellow 1623 trainee Rebecca Sowter in Whitley Bay High school last month to engage more than 800 young people with Shakespeare. This is his blog.

Oliver's Whitley Bay High School diary

Former 1623 trainee Becky Sowter looks back on a jam-packed week in Whitley Bay, where we engaged more than 800 young people with Shakespeare through performances and workshops.

Schools residency in the North East

  • Nicola's trainee actor diary

    Friday, 26 June 2015 00:00
  • Julie Taymor the Shakespearean visionary

    Monday, 22 June 2015 13:39
  • Starting Shakespeare training course auditions

    Tuesday, 16 June 2015 15:09
  • Oliver's Whitley Bay High School diary

    Tuesday, 09 June 2015 20:07
  • Schools residency in the North East

    Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:33

1623 on YouTube

You can see videos of our work at our YouTube channel.

Highlights include footage from the Glastonbury Festival and clips from Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and The Tempest.

youtube.com/1623theatre

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