Shakespeare Unpacked

Our special series of events, talks and ideas about the enduring relevance of Shakespeare to our world.

Season package holders get priority access to our suite of special events, Shakespeare Unpacked. You can add any (or all!) the special events listed below to your 2022 season package. Capacity is limited and we encourage you to book early.

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Speak the Speech live!

Now in its third season, Speak The Speech is Bell Shakespeare’s popular podcast celebrating Shakespeare’s amazing words with guest actors, directors and thinkers. Hosted by our Associate Director, James Evans, these events will be live recordings of the show in Sydney or Melbourne, with a special guest in each venue
to be announced.

All tickets $35.00

9 May 2022, 6.30pm
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

23 June 2022, 6.30pm
The Seed, Pier 2/3 Sydney

SONNETS & SEMILLON

Back by popular demand! Bell Shakespeare actors join forces with Tyrrell’s fourth-generation wine maker, Bruce Tyrrell AM, for an illustrious night of performance paired with curated tastings of selected Tyrrell’s Wines.

All tickets $65.00

26 May 2022, 6.30pm
The Seed, Pier 2/3 Sydney

THE MYSTERY OF SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS

A lecture by our Founding Artistic Director, John Bell.

All tickets $35.00

28 July 2022, 6.30pm
The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Sydney

IS SHAKESPEARE AN OPTIMIST?

Join moderator James Evans and a panel of experts for a lively discussion about hope, despair and dystopia in the world of Shakespeare.

All tickets $35.00

11 August 2022, 6.30pm
The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Sydney

UNSEX ME HERE: POWER, GENDER & SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare’s work provides fertile ground to explore gender and power structures from both a historical and a modern-day perspective. Join our dynamic panelists for a discussion of this vital and controversial topic in Shakespeare and beyond.

All tickets $35.00

22 September 2022, 6.30pm
The Seed, Pier 2/3 Sydney

Tickets

Shakespeare Unpacked

  • 28 Jul -
    11 Aug

    28 Jul -
    11 Aug

    The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Sydney

    Tickets available as part of a Bell Shakespeare 2022 season package

  • 26 May -
    22 Sep

    26 May -
    22 Sep

    The Seed, Pier 2/3 Sydney

    Tickets available as part of a Bell Shakespeare 2022 season package