Part of the Octagon Theatre and University of Bolton Shakespeare Celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest playwright of all time. 

This all day event will be an exciting and interactive session where you will be taken on a journey through the life and work of William Shakespeare. Discover how his personal dramas and the political climate of the time led him to create some of the greatest plays ever written.

David Thacker will work on stage with 24 actors who will present a variety of scenes from his plays including some of his most famous (Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet) to the little known play of Sir Thomas More.

Additional information


10am - 5pm



The Winter's Tale

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Celebration of Shakespeare - Friday

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Measure for Measure screening (Friday)

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Tickets £10

Schools 1 free teacher place per 15 student places

Show accessible performances only

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