Lear/Cordelia fundraising

Support a national tour of our show and workshop that engage dementia communities with Shakespeare, new writing and creativity

What's coming up?

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

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

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

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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

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1623 theatre company

We aspire to change people's lives through Shakespeare

Our mission is to explore our common humanity in response to the work of Shakespeare and the world today

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News from 1623

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 associate artist Nathan Masterson went to Plymouth Grove Primary School yesterday to watch their adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Here's his review.

Plymouth Grove Primary's Romeo and Juliet

Lauren from Year 12 at Ecclesbourne School joined us last week on work experience to design a set and costumes for The Tempest. This is her daily blog.

Lauren's work experience on The Tempest

We need your support to tour our latest show and accompanying workshops that engage dementia communities with theatre and creativity.

Donate to our dementia project

We're delighted to announce that our version of Romeo and Juliet for schools at the University of Manchester has now sold out.

Star-Crossed Lovers SOLD OUT

  • Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:00
  • Plymouth Grove Primary's Romeo and Juliet

    Friday, 14 July 2017 11:58
  • Lauren's work experience on The Tempest

    Monday, 26 June 2017 00:00
  • Donate to our dementia project

    Monday, 05 June 2017 08:46
  • Star-Crossed Lovers SOLD OUT

    Thursday, 06 April 2017 12:32

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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