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 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.


Let Me Not Be Mad : digital collagesDigital artist Darius Powell has created a series of three collages based on some of your creative responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad". Explore them here...


Let Me Not Be Mad : creative responsesBetween July and September 2013, we asked you to send us your creative responses to King Lear's phrase "Let me not be mad". You sent us fantastic photographs, videos, audio recordings and poems. Explore them here...


Let Me Not Be Mad : public call-outBetween July and September 2013, we invited you to share your creative response to the phrase "Let me not be mad" from King Lear.


Shakespeare's MindShakespeare's Mind...


The Great Shakespearean Workout 2010 at Glastonbury 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.

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


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


Derwent Community 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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