This weekend marks 30 years since we opened the Swan Theatre.
Opened in 1986, the Swan Theatre is a favourite space for many actors, directors and audiences.
When the theatre was constructed, its brief was ‘to present the plays that inspired Shakespeare and which he inspired’. It was a space to stage the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries, the writers alongside whom he worked, and who shaped the plays he wrote.
Here are some of the highlights from plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries during the past 30 years: