York International Shakespeare Festival programme


Emerging from an ambitious partnership between York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, and drawing in many other regional, national and international partners, YorkShakes is a major new venture for York and for the North, and a proud member of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network (ESFN). Our launch festival is packed with variety. Whether you’d like to see Northern Broadsides’ King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller, or be present for a foot-stomping Romeo and Juliet; catch a Shakespearean opera or see a visual record of Calibans across the ages; experience a silent film of Hamlet or hear Shakespeare talks from eminent academics; meet a Spanish-speaking puppet who’d like to be Hamlet or see an acclaimed Japanese actress perform Lady Macbeth, we have something for you


Full festival’s brochure with programme is available  here