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Apply for our free-of-charge (Auto)biog/Shakespeare course this summer, led by award-winning writer and artist Michael Pinchbeck and 1623 artistic director Ben Spiller.

What's coming up?

Discover the details of our upcoming programme of performances and workshops, all inspired by Shakespeare and the world today

Queer Lady M

Find out all about our exciting new show that celebrates gender fluidity through a fabulous fusion of autobiography, Shakespeare and drag

24-hour Shakespeare Marathon

Sponsor our non-stop shows and workshops to raise funds for our friend, colleague and mentor Sarah Brigham

Lear/Cordelia

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

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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

Our theatre-making friends Laura Ryder and Freya Sharp took part in Chris Thorpe's political theatre workshop at Lincoln Drill Hall recently. They share their thoughts here.

Laura and Freya on Making Political Theatre

We're thrilled to announce that we have Arts Council England support to make our next show Queer Lady M and an accompanying artists' development programme.

PRESS RELEASE: Queer Lady M receives Arts Council England funding

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

  • Laura and Freya on Making Political Theatre

    Friday, 04 May 2018 15:40
  • PRESS RELEASE: Queer Lady M receives Arts Council England funding

    Wednesday, 02 May 2018 10:21
  • 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

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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