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Shakespeare 400: calendar of events

The Shakespeare 400 celebrations continue throughout the year. Here's a handy guide of the best shows and events

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More shows and events will be added as they are announced.

Currently running

What: Exhibition: Shakespeare in Ten Acts
Where: The British Library
When: 15 Apr to 6 Sep

What: Performance: Cymbeline
Where: RST, Stratford-upon-Avon
When: 29 Apr to 12 Aug

What: Performance: The Complete Deaths
Where: Royal and Derngate, Northampton and UK Tour
When: May 2016 to Oct 2016

What: Performance: The Taming of the Shrew
Where: Shakespeare's Globe
When: 13 May - 6 Aug

What: Performance: Romeo and Juliet
Where: Garrick Theatre
When: 25 May - 13 Aug

What: Performance: Henry V
Where: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
When: 17 Jun - 9 Aug

What: Performance: Macbeth
Where: Shakespeare's Globe
When: 18 Jun - 1 Oct

What: Exhibition: The Play's The Thing
Where: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
When: 25 Jun - 31 Jul

What: Performance: Béatrice et Bénédict
Where: Glyndebourne
When: 23 Jul - 27 Aug

What: Event: World Shakespeare Congress
Where: Stratford-upon-Avon and London
When: 31 Jul - 6 Aug

August

Antony Sher will take the titular role in King Lear at the RST

What: Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Where: Theatre Royal, Bath
When: 3 - 20 Aug

What: Performance: Romeo and Juliet
Where: Royal William Yard, Plymouth
When: 5 - 21 Aug

What: Performance: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Where: Glyndebourne
When: 11 - 28 Aug

What: Performance: The Two Noble Kinsmen
Where: Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
When: 17 Aug 2016 - 7 Feb 2017

What: Performance: King Lear
Where: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
When: 20 Aug - 15 Oct

What: Performance: Much Ado About Nothing
Where: The Faction @ Selfridges
When: 23 Aug - 24 Sep

September

The Tempest at King's Cross Theatre will be the first in the Shakespeare Trilogy at the theatre

What: Performance: The Tempest
Where: King's Cross Theatre
When: 23 Sep - 15 Dec

What: Performance: Much Ado About Nothing
Where: Chichester Festival Theatre
When: 24 Sep - 29 Oct

What: Performance: Romeo and Juliet
Where: The Ambassadors Theatre
When: 27 Sep - 23 Nov

What: Performance: Love's Labour's Lost
Where: Chichester Festival Theatre
When: 29 Sep - 29 Oct

October

What: Performance: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Where: Liverpool Everyman
When: 5 - 29 Oct

What: Exhibition: The Play's The Thing
Where: Stratford-upon-Avon
When: From 22 Oct

What: Performance: King Lear
Where: Old Vic
When: 25 Oct - 2 Dec

What: Performance: Julius Caesar
Where: King's Cross Theatre
When: 27 Oct - 12 Dec

November

Simon Russell Beale will star in a digital re-imagining of The Tempest

What: Performance: King Lear
Where: Barbican
When: 10 Nov - 2 Dec

What: Performance: The Tempest
Where: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
When: From 8 Nov

What: Performance: Henry IV
Where: King's Cross Theatre
When: 17 Nov - 13 Dec

December

What: Performance: Much Ado About Nothing
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket
When: 9 Dec - 18 Mar 2017

What: Performance: Love's Labour's Lost
Where: Theatre Royal Haymarket When: 12 Dec - 18 Mar 2017

For all our pieces on Shakespeare 400 visit our dedicated page

Read Brian Blessed on the Bard here

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