The Almeida Theatre has announced their full programme for Hamlet For Free, a free festival of events, workshops and performances for anyone aged 25 and under. Hamlet for Free will run from Monday 10 – Thursday 13 April with five performances of the Almeida’s production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke with Andrew Scott in the title role, exclusively available to anyone aged 25 and under. The festival will also feature a programme of free performances, events and workshops inspired by the themes and making of Hamlet.

What’s going on at Hamlet For Free

Highlights of the festival include: Press Go, an interactive promenade murder mystery thriller taking the audience to various locations around Islington; a spoken word performance by MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist Akala; a discussion about the crisis in modern masculinity led by actor and musician Jacob Anderson (aka Raleigh Ritchie); a performance by poet Vanessa Kisuule; and a programme of workshops led by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, award-winning spoken word artist Polarbear, stage and screen-writers Rachel De-lahay and Vinay Patel, stage combat company RC Annie, immersive theatre-makers Coney, and members of the Hamlet cast. The Almeida will be open from 9.30am each day during the festival with the entire building and café bar dedicated to young people.

Getting your tickets

Tickets for Hamlet for Free events and workshops go on sale at 1pm on Monday 13 March from the Almeida website.

Whilst tickets for the five Hamlet performances sold out a few weeks ago, any tickets not collected by 6.30pm on the day of the performance will be made available to a standby queue which the Almeida will be operating each day of the festival.