What's coming up?

Discover the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all inspired by Shakespeare and the world today

Queer Lady M

Find out all about our exciting new show that celebrates gender fluidity through a fabulous fusion of autobiography, Shakespeare and drag

24-hour Shakespeare Marathon

Check out our non-stop shows and workshops that raised funds for our friend, colleague and mentor Sarah Brigham

Lear/Cordelia

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

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 Derby

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?

  • Queer Lady M

  • 24-hour Shakespeare Marathon

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • Digital Workshops

  • 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

So far, we've performed parts of our new show - Queer Lady M - at scratch nights in Derby, Oxford, London and Nottingham to try them out in front of audiences.

Have your say on Queer Lady M scratch shows

Our theatre-making friends Laura Ryder and Freya Sharp took part in Chris Thorpe's political theatre workshop at Lincoln Drill Hall recently. They share their thoughts here.

Laura and Freya on Making Political Theatre

We're thrilled to announce that we have Arts Council England support to make our next show Queer Lady M and an accompanying artists' development programme.

PRESS RELEASE: Queer Lady M receives Arts Council England funding

We're delighted to announce that, following a fantastic response to our recent callout, the 1623 bedtime lullaby is now here.

Launch of 1623 bedtime lullaby

We're inviting you and the children in your life to take part in Shakespeare Week (12 to 16 March 2018) by helping us make a soothing lullaby based on Shakespeare's dreamy language.

Calling all families on Shakespeare Week

  • Have your say on Queer Lady M scratch shows

    Tuesday, 07 August 2018 13:32
  • Laura and Freya on Making Political Theatre

    Friday, 04 May 2018 15:40
  • PRESS RELEASE: Queer Lady M receives Arts Council England funding

    Wednesday, 02 May 2018 10:21
  • Launch of 1623 bedtime lullaby

    Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:43
  • Calling all families on Shakespeare Week

    Monday, 12 March 2018 19:40

Video highlights

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

youtube.com/1623theatre

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