Shakespeare Lives

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

A Winter's Tale, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

A Winter's Tale, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Written by author Frank Cottrell Boyce, the final film in our #ShakespeareLives series uses the otherworldly landscape of Crosby beach to create a fantastical modern version of the play.

Mix the Play

Create a scene from Shakespeare's play using this interactive video platform.

Shakespeare Lives (c) Alas, poor Yorick. Photo by Zoya Ignatova.

About Shakespeare Lives

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


A selection of Shakespeare performances, film screenings and events to take place in Japan during 2016.


A collection of Shakespeare related and Shakespeare inspired films available to watch online.

Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare's Globe

Exploring English: free online course

Learning English? Love Shakespeare? Put the two together and study with people from all over the world.