All The World's a Stage
A unique opportunity to create live performances
before theatres reopen
1,000 actors. 1,000 outdoor pubs & restaurants
15 mins of Shakespeare & friends
Live performance is back!
23rd April 2021, 7pm
The pandemic may have decimated the performing arts, but creativity is about to burst out in a landmark project to celebrate the return of live theatre. We're seeking 1,000 pubs and restaurants to host 1,000 short live performances outdoors on 23rd April – Shakespeare's birthday and St George's Day! A cultural renaissance is about to begin...
All the world's a stage in this win-win-win. Actors get a chance to perform again, and earn money from their livelihood. Audiences get their first experience of the joys of live performance a month before the theatres can reopen. Venues get culture to help drive trade to their ravaged businesses, in a hassle-free package.
With an innovative business model that mixes crowdfunding with very lean administration, All The World's a Stage is set to unleash the creativity in every town in England, where the roadmap should allow pubs and restaurants to reopen from April 12th. (n.b. Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland are yet to announce firm dates for their reopening) so are not yet part of the scheme.
Watch out for some star performances too!
Read below for what it can do for you...
Get first access to the return of live performing arts
With theatres not set to reopen until at least May 17th, this will be the first cultural opportunity of 2021
Here's how it works
Check our directory for details of your local pub/restaurant offering
Book a table at the venue
April 23rd 7pm, enjoy your bite-sized performance. As in Shakespeare's day, the show goes on whatever the weather! - this is a unique opportunity that can't be repeated.
How does it work financially?
The actors are taking part in a crowdfunding campaign to cover basic costs, but you are asked to be generous when the hat gets passed around afterwards. Over the past year, most actors have earned nothing from their livelihood: every penny you give will help sustain them until theatres get back to pre-pandemic levels.