Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre

Following its highly acclaimed inaugural season in York, Europe’s first-ever pop up Shakespearean theatre arrives at Blenheim Palace for summer 2019. 

Four of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays - Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III and Romeo & Juliet will transport audiences to the intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse, with plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling and heart-stopping moments.

The 13-sided scaffolding theatre offers three tiers of covered seating and an open courtyard for standing ‘groundlings’. Outside, a vibrant Shakespearean village, offering the finest Oxfordshire fare – from local ales to scrumptious ice creams – and an array of ‘wagon’ entertainment.

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Theatre Ticket Only

Includes access to Shakespeare's village (open from 11.00) and your selected Rose Theatre performance. Buy Tickets

Combined Ticket

Includes access to Blenheim Palace and the Formal Gardens (open 10.00-18.00), Shakespeare's village (open from 11.00) and your selected Rose Theatre performance. Buy Tickets

Four of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays

Macbeth

Macbeth

Bloody, tense and action-packed with witches, ghosts, a kingdom in crisis, and one very toxic marriage.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies; a riot of crisscrossed love and feuding fairies.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The most famous love story ever told; a tale of passionate youth, feuding families and fateful street violence.

Richard III

Richard III

A gleeful and treacherous villain murders his way mercilessly to the English crown.

Step back in time...

Experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, with bloody battles, comic mayhem, gruesome murders and grand oratory!

Step back in time...

Experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, with bloody battles, comic mayhem, gruesome murders and grand oratory!