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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John Kirk’s All the world is a stage!

“Take part in three of Shakespeare’s most celebrate stories; Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Get a better understanding of some of Shakespeare’s most enduring speeches. Enjoy learning about Shakepeare’s verse and try out some of his insults.

This 45 minute edutainment presentation contains complex narrative and verse and is suitable for school and library audiences age 6+.

I promise you won’t be bard!”

Welcome

Suitable for
  • Schools
Date and Time
Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th October
Facilities
Toilets
Website
http://www.john-kirk.co.uk/

Illustrating Shakespeare Workshop

‘Inky Illustrator’ Tom Morgan-Jones will run a workshop at Oakham Library on using dipped nibs to illustrate Shakespeare. Suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Tickets £2 to include all materials. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Tel. 01572 722918.

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Public
Date and Time
Saturday 1 October, 11am-1pm
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access
Website
http://www.rutland.gov.uk/libraries

Shakespeare Lives!

Join enchanting storyteller, Ursula Holden Gill, as she takes her audience on an absorbing journey of laughter, wonder and surprise. From Ariel to Yorick, Bottom to Macbeth, Shakespeare comes alive!

Suitable for
  • Families
Date and Time
23rd October 2016 12pm - 1pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
http://rochdaleliteraturefestival.co.uk/whats-on/

Wherefore ART Thou?

Bring the kids out for drawing and character building fun! Literally … or is that Literary? Art Hoppers are dreaming up their own interpretations of Shakespearean characters with the help of local kids. Imagine, draw and make your own quirky mask which allows you to perform beside your favourite character. All materials provided.

Suitable for
  • Families
Date and Time
2pm to 3.30pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website

Romeo and Juliet at Highworth Library

The Pantaloons present

Romeo and Juliet

Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers…

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons give Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated love 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.

Tuesday 25th October

7:15pm Highworth Library Brewery St, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AJ

Tickets £4 available from Highworth Library or phone 01793 463500

Performance length: Approx. 1hr 20

Age suitability: 10+

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Public
Date and Time
Tuesday 25th October, 7:15pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
https://www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries

Romeo and Juliet at Swindon Central Library

The Pantaloons present Romeo and Juliet

Romance. Swordfights. Potions. Tragically slow messengers…

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons give Shakespeare’s tale of ill-fated love 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…

Tuesday 25th October

2:30pm Central Library Regent Circus,Swindon, SN1 1QG

Tickets £4 available from the Central Library or phone 01793 466454

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Public
Date and Time
Tuesday 25th October, 2:30pm
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access| Refreshments
Website
https://www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries

Shakespeare’s Life &Times Drama Performance

Celebrate Shakespeare’s life and times with Freshwater Theatres through drama performance. At Wallington Library.

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
  • Schools
Date and Time
Tuesday 5th November 2016 2.30-3.30
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
https://www.sutton.gov.uk

Crazy Comic Club -Sutton Central Library

Celebrate Shakespeare with Crazy Comic Club workshop. Develop drawing skills & creative confidence in telling stories through words & pictures. Ages 11-16 years

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
  • Schools
Date and Time
Saturday 29th October 2016 1-3pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
https://www.sutton.gov.uk

Trickster Magic

Drama & story telling examining the role of the Trickster in Shakespeare plays. Ages 5-19 years.

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
  • Schools
Date and Time
Thursday 27th October 2016 2-4pm
Facilities
Toilets| Car Parking| Disabled Access
Website
https://www.sutton.gov.uk

Toy Theatre Tempest

At Huddersfield Children’s Library on Wednesday 26th October 2016 2-4pm. Two comical grandparents are tidying their attic and discover a toy theatre, a box of handmade cut-outs and a copy of Shakespeare’s Tempest. They perform a version of this magical play using the toy theatre and friendly audience participation. After the play a workshop will explore music and making inspired by the drama. Tickets for this free event are available from Huddersfield Children’s Library (30 places max) Telephone [...]

Suitable for
  • Families
  • Home Educators
  • Public
Date and Time
Wednesday 26th October 2016, 2-4pm
Facilities
Toilets| Disabled Access| Refreshments
Website
http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/index.aspx