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!

Shakespeare Night © 1623Take part in our monthly workshops based on Shakespeare's plays. Unconventional, unpredictable and fun, Shakespeare Night is open to everyone.



Still Cursing © 1623Find out how to get involved in an exciting new 3-year photography project to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016.


Shakespeare's Mind © 1623

Explore the minds of Shakespeare's characters by reading and discussing their scenes while considering mental health issues in Shakespeare's time and ours.


Let Me Not Be Mad © 1623Watch a trilogy of animated collages inspired by the creative responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad" that we received after a public callout.


The Great Shakespearean Workout © 1623

Move to the Shakespeare beat as we get active with Troilus and Cressida in a fun aerobics class.


Sonnet 73 © 1623Enter the spirit of autumn and winter by making a recording of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and sharing it with the digital world.


Performance at Revive Healthy Living Centre © 1623

As part of our strong commitment to learning and outreach we visit inner-city community centres, rural village halls, non-professional theatre companies and other community-based venues to perform and workshop Shakespeare. Performances and workshops are tailored with accessibility and enjoyment in mind.


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

Mrs Davis, Revive Healthy Living Centre, Chaddesden


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