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Working Title: a collaboration

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  • Creative Centre Auditorium - YSJ University

About the Show

20th April, 2pm & 7:30pm - Creative Centre Auditorium, York St John £15 Standard £15 Pass It On! (purchase a ticket for someone who otherwise would be unable to attend this event) £5 Concession (eligible for those who are under 18, students, disabled, a carer, or registered unemployed) A collaboration between York International Shakespeare Festival and the National Theatre of Ivano-Frankivsk (UKRAINE) At a meeting in Gdansk in August 2023, the Artistic and General Director of the National Theatre in Ivano Frankivsk – Rostislav Derzhypilskyi – announced that in 2024, his theatre would host a first International Shakespeare Festival. The arrival of any new festival to the Shakespeare world is wonderful – this one is a miracle. To start a festival in a time of war is defiant and heroic and shows the importance of our culture at the heart of a national identity. We decided that to celebrate this new festival, we should make a collaborative project with the theatre in Ivano Frinkivsk – here at our festival in York – to demonstrate our support and solidarity with them. World Premiere

Booking Information

On each of our events we offer a ticket option called Pass It On! If you purchase any number of these tickets, we will gratefully pass them on to people who otherwise would be unable to attend due to financial barriers, with a special focus on refugees and asylum seekers. Would you like to be considered for a Pass It On! ticket? Contact us at --- All tickets for our events have an added 20p to help cover our ticket processing surcharge. Tickets purchased in person are not subject to this charge, but we cannot guarantee availability without booking in advance. --- There is a hearing loop and a limited number of wheelchair spaces available at this venue. Please contact us via phone call at 07784819412 or email at to discuss accessibility measures or to request a wheelchair ticket. --- No longer able to attend? We understand - things happen. If you are no longer able to attend we ask that you let us know as far in advance as possible so we can re-sell your ticket. We will offer refunds and aim to process these within 30 days. Contact us at for more information and to request a cancellation.

Donate to YISF

This festival runs on a non-profit model, made possible by the hard work of dedicated volunteers and contributions from international organisations, private donors, and local partners. Every donation helps to ensure this work can continue.

In 2024, your donations will go towards...

-the creation of an original performance by actors from Ukraine and artists from York

-storytelling workshops in schools and libraries across Yorkshire

-identity building workshops for secondary students delivered by renowned international artists

-university students receiving hands-on work experience in event management and international literature

And so much more!

Do you have questions or want to get involved? Email us at


Thank you so much, your donation is greatly appreciated.

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