Celebrate The Bard in Birmingham

Birmingham, West Midlands

This year some of Birmingham’s most esteemed institutions will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the ‘Our Shakespeare’ season.

Birmingham Royal Ballet will present seven different ballets to commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death, including two world premieres and two pieces new to the Company; all inspired by Shakespeare’s stories, characters and prose.

The CBSO will be joining with other major arts organisations to celebrate every facet of the Bard in music: whether on stage, on screen or in the concert hall, whether opera, musical, film score or ballet.

BBC Birmingham will play a key role hosting broadcast celebrations with a collection of activity across digital, television, live events and educational initiatives coming straight from the city.

And what better time to go and appreciate The Library of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Memorial Room? Lovingly recreated piece by piece, this magnificent room sits on the top floor of the library and houses one of the most important Shakespeare collections in the world – including many rare items and early editions.

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A performance of Romeo and JulietA performance of Romeo and Juliet © Bill Cooper

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