The Great Shakespearean Workout at the National Theatre. Photo: Ludovic des Cognets; (c) National Theatre.

We believe that everyone can get involved with Shakespeare. Thousands of people across the country have taken part in our participatory projects, which often take place in public to give people the chance to take part actively or watch and listen. Everyone gets to be involved in some way!

Let Me Not Be MadLet Me Not Be Mad

Create digital responses to the phrase above from King Lear and send them to us. We'll display them on this site and an artist will create digital collages inspired by them.

Sonnet 73

Make a recording of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 with your smartphone, send your audiofile to us and we'll upload it to Audioboo to share it with the digital world alongside other people's recordings.

Shakespeare Night

Join our monthly discussion group based on plays, sonnets and adaptations of Shakespeare's work. Unconventional, unpredictable and fun, Shakespeare Night is open to everyone from beginners to seasoned Shakespeareans.

The Great Shakespearean WorkoutThe Great Shakespearean Workout

Become a Greek or Trojan warrior and move to the Shakespeare beat as we get active with Troilus and Cressida in a fun aerobics class.

"Good arms, strong joints ... and full of heart"
: Troilus and Cressida

Community Groups

Take part in activities, workshops and discussions designed to engage Shakespeare, theatre and literature enthusiasts with moments from the plays to bring them to life from the page.

"I always learn so much from this brilliant theatre company"

Mrs Davis, Revive Healthy Living Centre, Chaddesden




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