'both bold and delicate... we left feeling uplifted and nourished.'

- Brian Clarke, Artist

     Photo: Richard Braham


A young cross-arts company, fashioning musical and dramatic works of the early modern period anew...

About Us

"If there is to be a new renaissance in the arts in our time, it will be thanks to people like the New Renaissance Collective, whose eloquent abilities to reconnect music, poetry, drama and dance are already bringing pleasures unknown since the days of Elizabeth I's court to diverse and delighted audiences across modern Britain."

Professor Michael Dobson, Director of The Shakespeare Institute

We are a group of artists, from different fields and backgrounds, who met over a shared passion for Renaissance music and drama. 


We specialise in taking these disparate forms (poems, songs, plays, operas) and reworking them to make accessible, unique performances. 


We believe that being able to tune in to a piece of art from another time often depends on how it's first exposed to you. We work with our resident venue: the CLF Art Cafe, Peckham, to bring an exciting, modern working of this material to as many locals and travellers as we can. 



We are proud announce our upcoming show, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Venus & Adonis with music by Monteverdi at our resident venue, the CLF Art Cafe. 

Tickets here >


The NRC hosted a colourful evening of cabaret at the Two Brewers, Clapham, to launch its autumn programme. Many thanks to all the performers involved. 


We are delighted to announce our partnership with The CLF Art Cafe in Peckham where we will be Artistic Residents, developing new productions and working with local schools. 


The NRC would like to thank the Swiss Church, Covent Garden for hosting us for the launch of our Friends' Programme at our first Friends' event, an evening of music, poetry, movement and wine. We would also like to thank Prof. Michael Dobson for his academic contributions to the evening. 


Venus & Adonis Scratch Night - Saturday 30th March

The NRC launched the development of their next show with a Scratch Night where the company presented scenes from our work-in-progress after a week of research and development.

Saturday 30th March - CLF Art Cafe, Bussey Building

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