1623 in Southern Africa

Catch up on our artistic director's recent adventures in Zambia and Botswana as part of the British Council's Shakespeare Lives project

Shakespeare 400

Discover what's in our exciting programme of performances and workshops to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death 

Upcoming

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

1623 is 10

Take a look at some of the highlights from our first ten years of performances and workshops to inspire, surprise and affect people with Shakespeare

Shakespeare Night

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

Support 1623

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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News from 1623

We're bringing a painting to life through theatre in an exciting new take on Hamlet in spaces throughout the Graves Gallery, Sheffield.

PRESS RELEASE: Hamlet Off The Wall in Sheffield

The British Council invited our artistic director Ben Spiller to direct A Midsummer Night's Dream in Zambia and run workshops in Botswana as part of the Shakespeare Lives project in March 2016. 

Ben's video diary from Zambia and Botswana

Create a magical creature for our enchanted forest as part of this Shakespeare Week 2016, a national celebration for primary-school teachers, children and families.

Magical creatures for Shakespeare Week 2016

Aaron and Tom from Year 10 joined us last week for their work experience to find out what's involved in running a theatre company. This is their blog.

Aaron and Tom's work experience blog

Our artistic director Ben looks back on working with Royal & Derngate Youth Theatre on Ophelia's Garden, a new production that explored secret relationships in Shakespeare's plays.

Ophelia's Garden in Northampton

  • PRESS RELEASE: Hamlet Off The Wall in Sheffield

    Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:56
  • Ben's video diary from Zambia and Botswana

    Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:00
  • Magical creatures for Shakespeare Week 2016

    Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00
  • Aaron and Tom's work experience blog

    Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00
  • Ophelia's Garden in Northampton

    Monday, 22 February 2016 11:42

#1623is10

We're 10 this year.

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.

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