Shakespeare Lives

Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

About Shakespeare Lives

Find out more about Shakespeare Lives in 2016 and watch our short animation (2.36 mins).

Young girl stares upwards with projected flowers on her face

Shakespeare Lives in science

Shakespeare Lives in Science; poisons, potions and drugs. Do Shakespearean concoctions really work?

Ophelia in a white dress, with red flowing hair submerged in water

Shakespeare Lives in photography

Check out the winners of the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition.

Audience applauds actors on stage at The Globe theatre

Exploring English: free online course Opens in a new tab or window.

This free online course will look at the life, works and legacy of William Shakespeare while giving participants the chance to practise their English language skills.

David Tennant as Richard II in a Royal Shakespeare Company production

View the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival

View the BBC Shakespeare Lives online festival

Visula Arts: Artist’s Exchange Residency as part  of Qatar UK 2013

Our work in arts

We’re committed to international development and the empowerment of individuals and communities through the arts.