City of London
Shakespeare Son et Lumière

Barbican Shakespeare Weekender:
Play On

5 March 2016 / 18:45


6.45pm–8.15pm, every 20 mins
Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE

Following the success of the recent Magna Carta Son et Lumière, Guildhall Library and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are hosting another spectacular light and sound production to celebrate the City’s connection to Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. The historic façade of Guildhall will be brought to life with 3D projection mapping technology and a special music composition by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Complete your evening with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and the City of London Heritage Gallery (both open until 9pm) and enjoy a rare opportunity to view Shakespeare’s signature on his mortgage deed alongside Guildhall Library’s copy of the First Folio - considered one of the five best in the world.

Top it off with a delicious Shakespeare-themed cocktail from the pop up bar and enjoy a memorable evening commemorating the Bard.

This event also takes place on Friday 4 March.

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