Shakespeare Week Events

This list shows all the Shakespeare themed events taking place across the UK in 2016. This year, 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, we are keeping the events list open to celebrate Shakespeare throughout 2016 not just during Shakespeare Week.

Events for Shakespeare Week 2017 will be listed from November 2016

There are events for schools, for families and for home educators. To see events which might interest you please tick any combination of the boxes below then click ‘search’ to see your filtered list. To change your selection simply select new tick boxes and click ‘search’ againYou can also search by key work using the box on the right.

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Shakespearian Murder Mystery Evening

Join murder maestros “Highly Suspect” at Bolton Central Libraries and Museum, for a Shakespearian inspired interactive murder mystery. The event is based on renowned Shakespearian scholar Professor Oliver Worldstage who is found dead just hours before he was about to authenticate Richard 111’s unknown and unpublished play. A fun evening guaranteed! Light refreshments available Please book your free place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespearian-murder-mystery-evening-tickets-27089509452 Suitable for older children 11+

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Public
Date and Time
15 September 2016, 6pm
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access| Refreshments
Website

Et Tu, Shakespeare?

Highly Suspect presents Et Tu, Shakespeare?

Hours before a previously unknown and unpublished play by the bard himself, could be authenticated, the renowned Shakespearian scholar Professor Oliver Worldsastage is found dead. Stabbed 23 times in the back lay beside him is a final message written in iambic pentameter in the victim’s own blood. Join murder maestros, Highly Suspect, for a Shakespearian inspired interactive murder mystery event. Fun, frivolity and fatalities guaranteed!

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Public
Date and Time
5 September 2016, 7pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
http://www.oldham.gov.uk/liveatthelibrary

Strictly Come Shakespeare

Arts Faciltator Cat Jessop will be coming to Prestwich Library where she will be running a ‘Strictly Come Shakespeare’ family session. She will be teaching families dance moves from the Elizabethan period. Once the dance steps have been mastered, participants will be asked to perform in front of three judges. Three parents will be selected as judges and will be provided with costumes to wear (feather bower, fascinator etc.) and score paddles to use. This event costs £5 per family. [...]

Suitable for
  • Families
Date and Time
Friday 26th August 10am-12pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking
Restrictions
To book a place please contact Prestwich Library on 0161 253 7214
Website

John Kirk – Shakespeare stories (Meadows Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). You can revisit the plays and explore the language of Shakespeare as you help to tell the story.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Monday 10th October 9.30am
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website

John Kirk – Storyteller (Southport Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). As well as exploring the narrative of the stories the session also exposes young people to the language of Shakespeare, as they take part in the interactive session.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Monday 10th October
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access
Website

John Kirk – Storyteller (Bootle Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). As well as exploring the narrative of the stories the session also exposes young people to the language of Shakespeare, as they take part in the interactive session.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
11th October 9.30am
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access
Website

John Kirk Storyteller (Netherton Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). As well as exploring the narrative of the stories the session also exposes young people to the language of Shakespeare, as they take part in the interactive session.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Tuesday 11th October 2pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website

John Kirk – Storyteller (Formby Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). As well as exploring the narrative of the stories the session also expose young people to the language of Shakespeare, as they take part in the interactive story

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Monday 10th October 11.30pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website

John Kirk Storyteller (Crosby Library)

A 45 minute presentation in which John tells 3 of Shakespeare’s stories (Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). As well as exploring the narrative of the stories the session also exposes young people to the language of Shakespeare, as they take part in the interactive session.

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Tuesday 11th October 11.30am
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website

Romeo and Juliet

To celebrate Shakespeare 2016 Newton Le Willows Library is proud to present the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons. They certainly give Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet a fresh twist! A delightfully inventive take featuring live music, audience interaction and that famous bit with the balcony. You’ll laugh until you cry…

Suitable for
  • Families
Date and Time
Thursday 27th October 2016 2:00pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website