RESEARCH EVENTS

Lend your voice to a variety of enlightening and insightful events as our world-leading Research programme builds on more than 25 years of unparalleled performance and exploration in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Delve deeper into Shakespeare’s world and works with our Research in Action series and Study Days events, explore lesser-known texts through Read Not Dead, and join vital conversations with our Anti-Racist Shakespeare webinars. Plus, discover new voices, events, and ideas with our fourth Shakespeare and Race Festival, which for 2024 explores the question of Who Owns Shakespeare? 

RESEARCH IN ACTION

STUDY DAYS

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Research in Action: A Game at Chess at 400

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Mark the quatercentenary of Thomas Middleton’s early modern thriller with this fascinating look at its performance history and cultural impact.
Nadia Nadarajah as Cleopatra against a bright red background. Overlaid text reads Antony & Cleopatra Study Day.

Antony & Cleopatra: Study Day

Deep dive into Shakespeare’s epic tale of love, duty and power, and discover more the play's history and themes, and about our 2024 production. Includes a Q&A with members of the show's company.
Michelle Terry as Richard III wearing a white graphic crown in front of an orange background. Overlaid with white text which reads Richard III study day.

Richard III: Study Day

Deep dive into Shakespeare’s epic tale of love, duty and power, and discover more the play's history and themes, and about our 2024 production. Includes a Q&A with members of the show's company.
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Shakespeare's Fairy Tale Worlds: Study Day

Bankside
An insightful, day-long exploration with academics and artists of Shakespeare's world of magic, prophecy, storms and shipwrecks. Including Q&A with members of our Cymbeline Company.