Who We Are

Rehearsals with the actors Adelaide Leonard & Deiv Steele, Prague 2018
(Photo by Kája Curtis)

A collective of international artists who play to explore Shakespeare’s rehearsal & performance practices – especially those of stage-craft – exploring new tools for modern production & education.

Community workshop in Kochi, Japan

A travelling Ensemble, we engage with communities around the world. As we tour, we create and re-create each show, listening to our environment, our audience, and each other. We adapt rehearsal methods from Shakespeare’s time to raise our shows in 3-5 days.

“Communication of heart is your craft”

audience member in Japan

“The Shakespeare Ensemble is a brilliant lighthouse in these dark and hard times.”

viewer of Winter Tales 2021