What's coming up?

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

New 1623 podcast

Have a listen to our brand-new podcast and read the transcript, which this season focuses on Macbeth and new ideas based on the play


Watch the pilot production of Lear/Cordelia, our double-bill that explores dementia through Shakespeare and new writing

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

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  • What's coming up?

  • New 1623 podcast

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • Video diary from Africa

  • Troilus and Cressida

  • Support our work

1623 theatre company

We aspire to give voices to marginalised people in response to Shakespeare and the world today

Our mission is to make great theatre, support artists, engage learners and work with communities while being accessible, inclusive and diverse

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News from 1623

We're delighted to announce that, following a fantastic response to our recent callout, the 1623 bedtime lullaby is now here.

Launch of 1623 bedtime lullaby

We're inviting you and the children in your life to take part in Shakespeare Week (12 to 16 March 2018) by helping us make a soothing lullaby based on Shakespeare's dreamy language.

Calling all families on Shakespeare Week

Actor and workshop facilitator Michael Muyunda shares his thoughts on our Macbeth project, part of P6P in primary schools across Nottingham.

Michael on the Primary 6 Partnership project

Nathan Masterson presents our first ever podcast, which focuses on Shakespeare's intense tragedy Macbeth and new ideas based on the play.

1623 podcast - Autumn 2017 - MACBETH

We need your support to make it possible to run drama and confidence workshops with people who identify as LGBTQIA*.

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  • Launch of 1623 bedtime lullaby

    Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:43
  • Calling all families on Shakespeare Week

    Monday, 12 March 2018 19:40
  • Michael on the Primary 6 Partnership project

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:44
  • 1623 podcast - Autumn 2017 - MACBETH

    Monday, 23 October 2017 09:03
  • Support our LGBT+ workshops

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:27

Video highlights

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.


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