Macbeth and Othello workshops at Westminster Cathedral Choir School © 1623

Learning is at the heart of our work. We aim to encourage others to share our passion for Shakespeare's inspirational language, vibrant characters and exciting sense of theatre.

We tailor our workshops to meet the needs of participants whether pupils, teachers, students, community groups, youth theatres, professional actors or employees at company away days.


Allow us to transform your classroom, lecture hall or theatre studio into a rich digital canvas as we explore the possibilities of adapting Shakespeare in the 21st century.

Taking inspiration from 1623's own adaptation of King Lear in our pilot production Lear/Cordelia, participants will work collaboratively to create their very own immersive, mutlimedia performance - conjuring a storm which reflects both the physical environment of the play as well as the tumultuous nature of Lear's mind.

With insight into projection mapping, soundscaping, and ensemble delivery of Shakespearean text, this two-hour workshop promises a fascinating glimpse at the possibilities of bringing together classical text and digital technology to create exciting, new interpretations of some of the richest language in the world.

To book this workshop, or for further information, contact 1623 learning coordinator  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COST: £400 in total, all-inclusive, for each workshop

Maximum number of participants: 30

Lear/Cordelia is supported by
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Haider © UTVExplore adaptations of Shakespeare on screen in this intensive six-week course. 

For everyone with interest in cinema, theatre, literature and Shakespeare.


Thistle, a magical creature who lives in the enchanted forest

Find out how you can bring a little magic to Shakespeare Week...


Animating Shakespeare © 1623Excite your class with Shakespeare by combining energetic drama with fun animation. 

For primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.


Interactive workshops on plays or scenes for pupils in term-time and teachers on inset days, for Key Stage 2.

"The day was a great success, with all the pupils engaged fully in the drama, movement and costume workshops. You explained everything so clearly and made Shakespeare lots of fun"

Miss Coleman at Lady Jane Grey Primary School, Leicestershire


Interactive workshops on plays or scenes for pupils or students in term-time and teachers on inset days, from Key Stages 3 to 4 and post-16 learners.

"Your ideas are exactly what we need in the classroom to bring Shakespeare to life"

Staffordshire County Council on Teacher Training Day


Workshop at Derby University © 1623

Practical exploration of the theatrical potential of Shakespeare's plays and/or those of his contemporaries for undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers.

"An invaluable workshop for the students"

Dr Ana-Maria Sanchez, Sheffield Hallam University


Shakespeare Library © 1623Discover the plays, books, DVDs and audio that you can borrow for free from our Shakespeare Library. 

For artists, audiences, students, teachers, parents and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare.


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