Lear/Cordelia livestream


Watch the live-stream of our major new production Lear/Cordelia, which explores dementia through Shakespeare, new writing and projection mapping

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

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

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • What's coming up?

  • Digital Workshops

  • Video diary from Africa

  • Troilus and Cressida

  • Support our work

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

: Find out more

Find out more about Lear/Cordelia at 1623theatre.co.uk/learcordelia


News from 1623

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

We're offering free creative workshops for people living with dementia, thanks to support from Arts Council England and 1623 friends.

Free workshops for dementia care homes

Matthew has been volunteering with 1623 for just over a year. Here, he talks to our artistic director Ben about his achievements throughout 2016 and his plans for the future.

Matthew looks back on 2016

1623 is inviting people living with dementia, their carers, families and friends to a dementia-friendly performance of Lear/Cordelia and to take part in workshops based on the production.

PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

Birmingham REP Foundry graduate Farrah Chaudhry offers an insight into the process of writing Cordelia, half of our double-bill Lear/Cordelia that brings together Shakespeare and new writing.

Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

  • Star-Crossed Lovers SOLD OUT

    Thursday, 06 April 2017 12:32
  • Free workshops for dementia care homes

    Thursday, 05 January 2017 20:36
  • Matthew looks back on 2016

    Tuesday, 03 January 2017 12:24
  • PRESS RELEASE: Shakespeare gets dementia-friendly in new performance and workshops

    Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:59
  • Farrah gives Cordelia a voice

    Tuesday, 08 November 2016 11:46


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.


Support 1623

Support 1623Join our Friends for only £5 a month and receive free tickets and a regular newsletter!

Support 1623Become a Supporter from just £10 a month and get free tickets and invitations to exclusive events!