New archaeological evidence excavated at Shakespeare’s The Theatre as preparations to put archaeological remains centre stage in new exhibition commence
For one weekend only, Shoreditch will play host to Shake It Up festival, celebrating the life and work of its most famous resident, William Shakespeare.
Friday 23rd August: The Choicest Music of the Kingdom
Gather at Shoreditch Church for a candlelit concert of words and music. As dusk falls, dramatic performances and song will be presented by internationally acclaimed choir The Sixteen, led by Harry Christophers. Booking is essential for this event and spaces can be reserved on Eventbrite.
Saturday 24th August: Shakespeare Festival
A full day of festival fun will take place on Saturday at Shoreditch Town Hall and nearby locations. Elizabethan ruff-making, dance, performances by The Dolphin's Back, and talks by Before Shakespeare are just a few of the events announced so far.
Archaeologists from MOLA will be outside the site of The Theatre, New In Broadway from 11am - 5pm bringing you an archaeological feast for the eyes presenting objects uncovered in London’s original theatre districts and a chance to handle real artefacts.
This event is being organised The Theatre Courtyard Gallery - news, announcements and insights into The Theatre can be found on Twitter - for more information about the festival, download the programme below!
Curtain Theatre team