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450th Anniversary of Hall Literary Event | This is Shakespeare

Wednesday 4th of October 2023 18:00

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Middle Temple Hall


18:00 - doors open, cash bar upon entry
18:45 - event start
20:00 - discussion finishes and cash bar opens
20:30 - event finish

Event Details

Update 3/10/23: In light of the tube strike being called off ticket booking for this event has been extended to 12 noon on 4 October.

Sir Nicholas Hytner, director and film producer, and Professor Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford, will explore all things Shakespeare.

They will be discussing Twelfth Night and its Middle Temple connections, as well as text, circumstance and cultural change.

This will be a developing conversation between Master Hytner and Professor Smith and is certain to be a thought-provoking evening. 

Tickets £25.

Who can Attend

Students/Hall Members/Benchers: Guests welcome

Members of other Inns and their guests also welcome - contact the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800 to book.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

This event is NOT a Qualifying Session.

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first). 

Members of other Inns can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, bookings will close at 12 noon on the day of the event.


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.