Shakespeare Lives is the British Council’s major cultural programme for 2016. It will be a global celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.
Throughout 2016, the Shakespeare Lives programme will bring together all areas of the organisation to create a truly worldwide celebration of his works. Managed by the British Council, working with a broad range of partners, a year of events across the globe will aim to encourage people – who either have an existing knowledge and relationship with Shakespeare, or are discovering him for the first time - to actively participate, be creative and demonstrate a personal connection with Shakespeare and his works.
The Shakespeare Lives programme will formally begin on 5 January, 2016 (Twelfth Night) and will run until the end of December 2016.
For more information on our events and activities see the list below