Welcome to the home of the York International Shakespeare Festival, known to us as Yorkshakes.

We are a biennial festival presenting around 10 days of exciting Shakespeare productions and productions and events derived from Shakespeare, in May of every odd numbered year.

2021 sees the 4th edition of the York International Shakespeare Festival – and because of the world pandemic, it is largely online and mostly free to view.

We’re running between May 25 and June 6.

There are films of stage productions, work made specifically for film, talks, discussions and one real live performance in York.

We hope you’ll come and join us!