Book your tickets now for our major new production Lear/Cordelia, which explores dementia through Shakespeare, new writing and projection mapping

What's coming up?

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

Shakespeare Night

Take part in our series of monthly workshops at Derby Theatre to explore Shakespeare's plays through a range of fun activities

Still Cursing

Get involved in our contemporary photography project with SHOW ME PICTURES that marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

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

1623 is 10

Take a look at some of the highlights from our first ten years of performances and workshops to inspire, surprise and affect people with Shakespeare

  • Lear/Cordelia

  • What's coming up?

  • Shakespeare Night

  • Still Cursing

  • Video diary from Africa

  • 1623 is 10

1623 theatre company

We aim to transform people's lives by exploring our common humanity in shows and activities inspired by Shakespeare and the world around us.

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News from 1623

We've joined up with SHOW ME PICTURES to invite you to take part in the third and final stage of Still Cursing, which brings together Shakespeare and contemporary photography.

Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

We worked with Belper North Mill and the Friends of the River Gardens on a sunny new participatory project earlier this week.

Pyramus and Thisbe in the Belper sunshine

Work experience student Georgia Cowans interviews Shane Lynch to find out what it's like to be 1623's participation coordinator.

Georgia gets to know Shane

Matthew Barratt from Steps for the Future, a performing arts academy for adults with differences, has been volunteering with us each week. Here, he shares his experiences so far.

Matthew steps up to volunteering

Former 1623 trainee Darius Cranston shares his thoughts on joining us recently for a weekly work placement from Derby College.

My work placement with 1623 by Darius

  • Photo callout for Still Cursing Volume III

    Monday, 25 July 2016 17:29
  • Pyramus and Thisbe in the Belper sunshine

    Friday, 22 July 2016 09:53
  • Georgia gets to know Shane

    Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:59
  • Matthew steps up to volunteering

    Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:50
  • My work placement with 1623 by Darius

    Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:41


We're 10 this year.

Take a look at some of our highlights.

Video by Darius Powell.
Music by Christopher Lydon.

Featuring artwork by Firecatcher.


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