Shakespeare 400

Our Vision


Our vision for the Shakespeare 400 Perth Festival

To bring a worldwide milestone celebration to Perth, 400 years after the death of England’s most celebrated playwright and dramatist.

Our vision is to modernise William Shakespeare in today’s society and to pay tribute to his achievements. Shakespeare was a contemporary professional and a highly respected man of the dramatic arts. Our vision is that this contemporary and respected nature is recognised and celebrated today, 400 years after his passing.

Whilst the festival will be stretched across multiple events, in multiple stages across a wide demographic of participants, one of our main visions is focused on education and history. We seek to educate the younger demographic and students of today through education-focused performances, reflecting on the history and story of one of the world’s most recognised artists.