10 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017

Hamlet For Free Festival

Directing Masterclass with Rupert Goold


production information

What’s the point in staging Shakespeare today? And how do you make it good?

Artistic Director Rupert Goold shares his secrets to staging Shakespeare, exploring a variety of techniques from the rehearsal room in a practical session.

Dates & Tickets

Mon 10 Apr
11am - 1pm

Tickets available for 25 year olds and under as part of the Hamlet For Free Festival.


Rupert Goold

Rupert is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.

He was previously Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Company, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres.

For the Almeida: Richard III (also Almeida Live Broadcast); Medea; The Merchant of Venice (also RSC); King Charles III (also West End); American Psycho: A new musical thriller (also Broadway); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Theatre includes: The Effect; Earthquakes in London (Headlong / National Theatre); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Three Sixty / Kensington Gardens); Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); ENRON (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court / West End / Broadway); Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; Art; Speed-the-Plow (West End); King Lear (Headlong / Liverpool Everyman / Young Vic); No Man’s Land (Gate Theatre, Dublin / West End); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic / West End); Macbeth (Brooklyn Academy of Music / Lyceum Theater / Broadway); Faustus; Restoration; Paradise Lost (Headlong); Hamlet; Summer Lightning; Insignificance; Paradise Lost; Waiting for Godot; The Weir; Betrayal (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Othello (Theatre Royal, Northampton / Greenwich Theatre); Scaramouche (Salisbury Playhouse / Australia, New Zealand, Canada tour); The Wind in the Willows; Privates on Parade (New Vic Theatre); Gone to LA (Hampstead Theatre); Broken Glass (Watford Palace Theatre); Habeus Corpus; Summer Lighting; Dancing at Lughnasa (Salisbury Playhouse); The Colonel Bird (Gate Theatre); Brand (NT Studio); Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich Theatre); The End of the Affair (Bridewell Theatre).

Opera includes: Turandot; On Thee We Feed (English National Opera); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera); Gli Equivoci; Il Pomo D’Oro (Batignano Opera Festival).

Film includes: Richard II; Macbeth.

Television includes: King Charles III.

As Writer and Director, film includes: True Story.

Rupert has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director.

Additional information

Tickets limited to 1 per person.

Please note this event takes place at Large Hall, New Unity Church, 277A Upper St, London N1 2TZ.

We are operating a waiting list for any sold out workshops, please get in touch via Hamlet@almeida.co.uk if you would like to be added.