Advent Calendar

Discover what's behind the windows of our advent calendar as we reveal photos from our first 10 years of seeing Shakespeare differently.


Check 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 arts activities.

Cinematic Shakespeare

Enter the world of Shakespeare on screen in this exciting new 6-week film course at QUAD as part of our learning programme.

Digital Shakespeare Workshops

Work with us to inspire your students by fusing classical text with the latest technology at QUAD, the cutting-edge arts centre at the heart of Derby.

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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

We're excited to announce Cinematic Shakespeare - the comedies, a brand-new film course as part of our learning programme.

Cinematic Shakespeare course at QUAD

Each day in the lead-up to Christmas, we're sharing a photo from the 1623 archive to celebrate the festivities and our upcoming 10th birthday in 2015. Click on the photo to see more.

1623 advent calendar 2014

From January 2015, our series of monthly participatory workshops will take place at Derby Theatre and we're delighted to announce the first six sessions.

Shakespeare Night is moving to Derby Theatre

We were honoured to be part of the first-ever Being Human Festival, a series of events at universities across the UK that explore what it means to be human through innovative research.

Being Human in King Lear

  • Nicola's trainee actor diary

    Friday, 12 December 2014 18:04
  • Cinematic Shakespeare course at QUAD

    Tuesday, 09 December 2014 18:35
  • 1623 advent calendar 2014

    Monday, 01 December 2014 18:43
  • Shakespeare Night is moving to Derby Theatre

    Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
  • Being Human in King Lear

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:26

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.



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