The Shakespearience

The Shakespearience™ is a professional theatre company which was founded by Darren Hirst several years ago. It is intended to be a project which promotes the plays of William Shakespeare and gives an introduction to professional quality theatre to those who may never have had the opportunity to see Shakespeare performed before.

We are particularly well-known for providing free performances for schools and colleges.

Amongst the Shakespeare plays that The Shakespearience have performed are the following:



Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part II

Henry V

King Lear


Merchant of Venice

Merry Wives of Windsor

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

Romeo and Juliet

Some plays have been performed in their entirety, some as a medley of the best-known scenes and some as a one man or small group performance of the most famous monologues and soliloquies.

Below is a selection of photos from some of our productions.

The Shakespearience™ is a registered trademark of Darren Hirst, the Ravenscourt Arts Theatre, and Ravenscourt Baptist Church. It cannot be used in any form without written permission.