Find out more about Shakespeare Lives in 2016 and watch our short animation (2.36 mins).
Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Steven Berkoff: Shakespeare’s Villains
Steven Berkoff’s one-man show explores and analyses Shakespeare’s most villainous characters through the famous words of the Bard. Athens: 15 February 2017
Shakespeare Lives at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Join us at a series of film screenings we are organising in Thessaloniki that will bring the works of Shakespeare to life on the big screen: 16 November 2016–8 February 2017.
Discussion on Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Prominent contemporary UK poets will discuss the nature of Shakespeare’s sonnets, their resonance in Shakespeare’s own plays, and in today’s writing and thinking. Athens: 14 December 2016
Romeo + Juliet x 6
We invite children and teenagers aged 6–16 to take part in a visual arts competition inspired by musical pieces and the story of Romeo and Juliet. Deadline for submissions: 23 October 2016
Shakespeare in the City
Join us at a series of outdoor film screenings we're organising as part of the Athens Open Air Festival that will bring the works of Shakespeare to life. Athens: 24 June–29 August 2016
Romeo and Juliet in Aigaleo
Join us at a series of events – including a student performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a film screening – aimed at making Shakespeare accessible to younger audiences. Athens: June 2016
Shakespeare Lives: Lecture by director Gregory Thompson
Award-winning director Gregory Thompson will explore how Shakespeare continues to affect and speak to the hearts of audiences today. Thessaloniki: 28 February 2016 | Athens: 29 February 2016
Globe to Globe Hamlet
We're delighted to announce the visit to Athens by Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre for two performances of ‘Hamlet’ as part of an unprecedented world tour: 27 February 2016.
Shakespeare Lives at the National Theatre of Northern Greece
As part of Shakespeare Lives, we're supporting two of this season's most compelling theatre productions: ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet on the road'. Thessaloniki: 15 January–27 March 2016
Exploring English: free online course
Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.
Shakespeare Lives in photography
Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.
Shakespeare Lives in science
Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?