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

Magical Creatures

Meet the magical creatures dreamed up by primary-school children in our enchanted forest as part of this year's Shakespeare Week

Shakespeare Night

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

Digital Workshops

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

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

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

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News from 1623

We're delighted to announce that the first volume of Still Cursing, our trilogy of contemporary photobooks inspired by Shakespeare, has been published by SHOW ME PICTURES.

Still Cursing photobook published

Create a magical creature for our enchanted forest as part of this year's Shakespeare Week, a national celebration for primary-school teachers, children and families.

Magical creatures for Shakespeare Week

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

To celebrate World Book Day today, send us your selfies with a copy of your favourite Shakespeare play. Are you in love with Twelfth Night, passionate about Macbeth or mad for King Lear?

Shakespeare selfies on World Book Day

Rhiannon Prytherch shares her journey through Shakespeare's works in her role as 1623 participation coordinator throughout 2015, when she runs Shakespeare Night at Derby Theatre.

Rhiannon's Shakespeare Night journal

  • Still Cursing photobook published

    Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:35
  • Magical creatures for Shakespeare Week

    Monday, 16 March 2015 00:00
  • Nicola's trainee actor diary

    Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
  • Shakespeare selfies on World Book Day

    Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:33
  • Rhiannon's Shakespeare Night journal

    Saturday, 28 February 2015 13:42

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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