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Bell Shakespeare receives $3 million for new studio

By Elysia Cook The Neilson Foundation has gifted Bell Shakespeare $3 million to go towards its new flexible studio and theatre space. It's the largest single donation in Bell Shakespeare’s history. Bell Shakespeare is set to relocate to Pier ⅔ as part of the NSW Government’s Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct. The Neilson Nutshell, […]

Bell Shakespeare Debates

What a fantastic opportunity is being offered to listen to interesting Australian figures such as Jane Caro and Peter FitzSimons discuss the relevance of Shakespeare’s plays to the contemporary world. John Bell founded Bell Shakespeare 30 years ago, and must be thrilled he has introduced “The Bard” to so many who must have thought that […]


With Phédre, Bell Shakespeare Company has again expanded beyond The Bard that shares their name. However, just because many English-speakers are unaware of this French classic, does not mean the play has not been influential. Edmund Lembke-Hogan, who plays Hippolytus in this new production directed by Peter Evans and based on Ted Hughes’ translation, explains […]