Alleyn's 400


2019 marks the 400th anniversary of Edward Alleyn's College of God's Gift, founded in Dulwich by the celebrated actor, entrepreneur and benefactor.

In the four centuries since 1619, Edward Alleyn's original vision for exceptional education has developed into several schools across London, as well as the original Chapel and Almshouses in Dulwich. At Alleyn's, we want to celebrate this astonishing story, and to build an enduring legacy which echoes our Founder's own.

We very much hope that our School and wider community will want to join with us throughout 2019, as we commemorate 400 years of history, welcome the community for the free All@Alleyn's programme of performances, workshops and lectures, and launch our 400th Anniversary Campaign: Growing Bursaries for the Future.

An overview of the events and activities planned for 2019 can be found here.

Looking Forward, Giving Back - The 400th Anniversary Campaign for Bursaries

There will be opportunities throughout the year to support the Advancing Alleyn’s 400th Anniversary Campaign: Growing Bursaries for the Future. The Campaign launches on 18 January 2019 at our Westminster Abbey service - please check back here soon for details of how you can support it.

All@Alleyn's - A Free Series of Lectures, Performances and Workshops for All

As part of our celebrations, we are delighted to invite our friends and neighbours to take part in the All@Alleyn's series; a programme of engaging performances, lectures and workshops that are free and open to all. 

Provided by Alleyn's staff and pupils, a range of talks will cover literature, art history, science and more. We plan to add concerts and workshops to the bill, too. All@Alleyn's events will take place throughout 2019 with dates and booking information posted to this web page on a regular basis. 


Please do help us celebrate, and do come and participate in Alleyn's 400. We look forward to welcoming you.