A life's work.
A 400-year legacy.
A year of celebrations.

Shakespeare400 brought together a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational institutions in and around London, to create a season of events throughout 2016, that celebrated four hundred years of Shakespeare. The season included theatre, music, opera, dance, ballet and exhibitions as well as educational and widening-participation events, that demonstrated the ongoing vibrancy of Shakespeare’s creative influence in national and global culture. Together we reflected on four centuries of Shakespeare-inspired work across the different art forms and looked ahead to the next hundred years in the unparallelled afterlife of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. The season was coordinated by the London Shakespeare Centre and the Cultural Institute at King's College London.

This website, hosted by King’s College London, serves as an archive and record of all the activities that took place throughout 2016, across the Shakespeare400 partner organisations. 

For information about the London Shakespeare Centre team at King's, visit the website

The Shakespeare400 season partners are Arden Bloomsbury, Barbican, Birmingham Royal Ballet, British Council, British Film Institute, British Library, City of London Festival, Film London, Glyndebourne Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Hogarth Shakespeare, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Museum of London, National Theatre, Rambert, Royal Collections, Royal Opera House, Royal Collections Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Society of Literature, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Sinfonia and The National Archives.