News, Features and Updates

Keep up to date with our latest news, blogs, features and play updates.

From the latest blogs straight from the rehearsal room to our newest casting updates, featured content and other news - check back here to see what's happening.

Thousands of young people take part in our Macbeth live lesson

20 April 2018

We streamed our Live Lesson for Macbeth direct into classrooms today (Friday) so that students across the UK could take part in the 45-minute lesson.

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

16 April 2018

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 21 April with free performances, events and family activities.

Just like a family

16 April 2018

Graeme Brookes talks The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, bonding as a Company, and the highs and lows of working with your new family.

Cast and Creatives | Day of the Living

16 April 2018

Meet the cast and creatives for Day of the Living, part of our June 2018 Mischief Festival at The Other Place.

Cast and Creatives | #WeAreArrested

16 April 2018

Find out about the cast and creatives for #WeAreArrested, part of the Mischief Festival at The Other Place.

That's Miss Littlewood to You

13 April 2018

Sam Kenyon tells us why his new musical is called Miss Littlewood.

Joan Littlewood: Rebel with a Cause

12 April 2018

Find out about the extraordinary life of the real Miss Littlewood

Miss Littlewood cast and creatives

13 April 2018

We announce the cast for our new musical, Miss Littlewood.

Barks from backstage

9 April 2018

Theia the Dog tells us about the press night for The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich and the important differences between Deerhounds and Wolfhounds.

Schools prepare for free Macbeth broadcast

9 April 2018

The play will be broadcast to schools around the country on 26 April, with student activities and a live Q&A with actors from the company.

Behind the scenes with the Queen of Crowns

How the royal headgear for our shows is designed and made in our Stratford-upon-Avon workshops.

eBay costume auction

17 April 2018

Now live! We are auctioning around 60 items of costume and armour on eBay to raise money for our Stitch In Time fundraising campaign.

Macbeth comes to cinemas

3 April 2018

Macbeth, featuring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, will be broadcast live to cinemas on 11 April.

Not all actors are extroverts

3 April 2018

Byron Mondahl opens up about growing up as an introvert, and how that helps and hinders him as an actor.

Autism-friendly performances

26 March 2018

See our shows in a less formal environment with chilled and relaxed performances.

New costumes and props go on exhibition

27 March 2018

Our award-winning exhibition The Play's The Thing reopens with new objects including costumes from Kenneth Branagh, David Tennant and Laurence Olivier.

Festivals trailer

27 March 2018

Find out more about Festivals at The Other Place and why you should come along!

Dogs are better than human beings...

26 March 2018

Theia the Deerhound tells us about her exciting work on The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich.

The cat is out of the bag

22 March 2018

Graeme talks about our blood-soaked production of The Duchess of Malfi and preparing for The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich.

Young people join the Romeo and Juliet company

22 March 2018

The 56 young people from schools and colleges in the Midlands will join the professional cast onstage in Romeo and Juliet.

On the Road

19 March 2018

Actor Byron Mondahl reflects on life on the road as part of the touring cast of Hamlet.

Macbeth production photos

16 March 2018

See the production photos from Macbeth, now playing in Stratford-upon-Avon until 18 September.

What makes arts and technology partnerships work?

15 March 2018

Read 'Space to Play', our report into arts and technology partnerships, drawing on our work with Intel and The Imaginarium Studio on The Tempest.

Coming to London

13 March 2018

Public booking is now open for Imperium, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Matilda the Musical UK & Ireland Tour

13 March 2018

Matilda The Musical UK & Ireland Tour 2018/2019 - Leicester, Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff

New translations of three Shakespeare plays in China

5 March 2018

We celebrate the first two years of our Chinese cultural exchange and announce new Chinese-language productions of The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Hamlet.

An impolite, abrasive, human experience

5 March 2018

Counter Tenor Francis Gush discusses his transition from church singer to theatre performer in The Duchess of Malfi.

Much Ado About Shakespeare podcast

Go behind the scenes of Macbeth with the Telegraph podcast and Christopher Eccleston, Niamh Cusack and Polly Findlay.

Celebrating the life and work of Sir Peter Hall

5 March 2018

A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of our founder Sir Peter Hall, in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 11 September.

About Shakespeare

21 July 2015

Discover the world of Shakespeare's plays by delving into our past productions.

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