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Bell Shakespeare


Education has always been at the core of Bell Shakespeare’s work and we couldn’t be prouder of the impact of our work for students and teachers around the country. In 2020 we are in schools, theatres and communities across Australia with our education program.

In theatres, Artistic Director Peter Evans directs Hamlet and Janine Watson will be directing The Comedy of Errors. Just in case you can’t catch these shows in the theatre, we’re broadcasting them into schools nationally so no one will miss out.

We’re also launching the Bell Shakespeare Shorts Festival, a national short film competition where students play director. We can’t wait to see the Shakespeare stories that you share with us and see your communities reflected against Shakespeare’s language and characters.

The Players are back with three favourites – 2019’s smash hit Just Romeo and Juliet! in collaboration with the hilarious Andy Griffiths, and Such Sweet Sorrow and Macbeth: The Rehearsal for senior students.

Teachers won’t miss out either. There’s a Master Series at Bell Shakespeare HQ, taught by key Bell Shakespeare creatives Jess Chambers, James Evans and Huw McKinnon. And once again we’re offering fantastic opportunities for you and your students, such as the John Bell Scholarship, Regional Teacher Mentorship and Work Experience program.

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.

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.

Further Information

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