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Welsh National Opera – Kiss Me Kate Performance

27th - 29th October, 7.30pm

Full of wit, dance, show business and hit songs including 'Another Op’nin’, Another Show', 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' and 'Always True to You in My Fashion', Kiss Me, Kate will…

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Henry VIII – Play reading in a pub Conference/Talk

Thursday 27th October, 7 - 10pm

Buy a drink and join Leaning House in the Blue Room to listen in on the reading of a rarely performed Shakespeare play. Leaning House is a theatre company based…

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Schumann and Shakespeare Songs Performance

Friday 28th October, 7.30pm

The award-winning Oxford Lieder Festival presents renowned soprano Kate Royal, star baritone Johannes Kammler, and acclaimed pianist Roger Vignoles. This is part of a once-in-a-lifetime "Schumann Project" from 14th-29th October…


Shakespeare in Oxford Walking tours Walks/Trips

22nd April - 28th October 2016, every Friday at 2 pm from

Blackwell's is conducting walking tours around Oxford with their experience guide, to all the places Shakespeare stayed and the events connected with the Bard in Oxford. Tours commence from Blackwell's Bookshop every Friday…


Shakespeare’s Originality Conference/Talk

12th, 19th, 26th October & 2nd November, 5.15pm

This year's Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures will be delivered by Professor John Kerrigan of St John's College, University of Cambridge. These lectures will be on the theme of 'Shakespeare's Originality', and…

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Live Canon’s Sonnet Remix Performance

Friday 4 November 2016, 4pm

Live Canon perform a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets and the contemporary poems in celebration of the bard. This year, to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, Live Canon invited 154 poets to…


Carousing with Shakespeare Performance

Sunday 6th November, 7.30pm

Enjoy and evening of poetry, laughter and music with a selection of sonnets, songs and Shakespeare-inspired sketches. Special guests include RSC and Globe actor Dominic Mafham, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz,…


Thereby Hangs a Tale – Multisensory Exhibition Exhibition

21st October - 12th November 2016

Literarty presents, Thereby Hangs a Tale, an anarchic exploration of Shakespeare and his influence on contemporary culture. Combining diverse pieces from 20 UK and international artists with works from Oxford…

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Shakespeare Schools Festival Performance

Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th November

Shakespeare Schools Festival is proud to present a series of unique performances by young people from all over Oxford. All are welcome to this inspiring evening of theatre at Theatre…