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The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival is back!

Each summer, the varied line-up of Shakespearean plays offer audiences a mix of well-known productions alongside more experimental experiences. With a focus on accessibility, we aim to connect to both the newcomer and avid Shakespeare fan alike, with diverse productions that provide something for the entire family.

By sourcing local talent for the productions, we empower our community in a showcase of homegrown endowment. Come and join us this summer and enjoy Shakespeare in various scenic venues across our beautiful city.

Generously supported by the Canterbury Business Improvement District and Canterbury Christ Church University


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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