Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival 2016

Festival dates moved to April 2016 to mark 400 years of Shakespeare’s death with celebrations across Hackney

The Shakespeare in Shoreditch festival will return in April 2016 with an essential programme of plays and performances in celebration of Shakespeare’s historical connection to Shoreditch.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s universal stories come four new plays by written and developed in Shoreditch: Grey Man by Lulu Raczka and The H-Word by David Watson, and Pelican Daughters by Amy Rosenthal and This is Art by Charlene James. 

The festival will also feature a programme of workshops, film screenings and discussions. Join us everyday at the festival hub – in the Eye of the Storm – to take shelter and share your own stories by candlelight.

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This production is supported by New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Shakespeare in Shoreditch is a Festival that investigates how the Bard’s famous plays can continue to inspire creativity today. The Festival is delivered in collaboration with RIFT and supported by New Diorama Theatre and The Mill Co Project.

Please note: These performances are not taking place at New Diorama Theatre but at The Rose Lipman Building in East London.


"Shakespeare in Shoreditch is genuinely brilliant" Nell Frizzell, Time Out