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Bell Shakespeare


Since John Bell founded Bell Shakespeare in 1990, we’ve had one unchangeable vision – to make Shakespeare accessible for all Australians, regardless of age, geographic location or socioeconomic challenges.

Shakespeare’s writing challenges us to reach beyond our grasp and gives us the wherewithal to imagine our future. If we can learn anything from Shakespeare and the great writers of our past, it is that we hold within ourselves the power to make choices about who we want to be.

Company History

With little more than an audacious idea, Bell Shakespeare began its remarkable journey in 1990. That idea? To create a theatre company dedicated to producing the plays of William Shakespeare in a way that was relevant and exciting to Australian audiences.

But in the process, Bell Shakespeare has gone further than its visionary founder John Bell could ever have hoped. It has, quite literally, become a brave teacher in the ‘school of life’. The stage has become the springboard from which the Company has dived into some extraordinary work.

Through incredible touring productions and education programmes, Bell Shakespeare is using Shakespeare’s universal insights to bring inspiration and truth to minds living in an uncertain world. And, of course, it is connecting beauty and art with imaginations of all ages.

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