Shakespeare400 is a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational institutions in and around London, that together created a season of events during 2016 to celebrate four hundred years of Shakespeare. The season included theatre, music, opera, dance, ballet, exhibitions and educational and widening-participation events, that demonstrated the ongoing vibrancy of Shakespeare’s creative influence in national and global culture. Together we reflected on four centuries of Shakespeare-inspired work across all the art forms and looked forward to the next hundred years in the unparalleled afterlife of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.
The season was coordinated by the London Shakespeare Centre and the Cultural Institute at King's College London.
The Shakespeare400 season partners were Arden Bloomsbury, Barbican, Birmingham Royal Ballet, British Council, British Library, City of London Festival, Film London, Glyndebourne Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Hogarth Shakespeare, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Museum of London, National Theatre, Rambert, Royal Collections, Royal Opera House, Royal Collections, Royal Society of Literature, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Sinfonia and The National Archives.
Visit the Shakespeare400 legacy website for highlights, videos, reviews and blogs from the season.
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