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Shakespeare's Rose Theatre Rehearsal Village

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre Rehearsal Village

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Shakespeare's Rose Theatre is returning to York and are here rehearsing for their next productions...

This above all: to thine own self be true
Hamlet by William Shakespeare


What's new?


We are excited to announce Shakespeare's Rose Theatre is returning to York and their production crew and actors are here rehearsing for their productions taking place this Summer!

Four new productions of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays – HamletHenry VThe Tempest and Twelfth Night - will once again transport audiences to the thrilling, intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse, with plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling, heart-stopping moments.

Watch this space for the opening of our pop-up exhibition space, bursting with props and insight from their previous productions. This will be located in unit 29 at the South Atrium. 

Plus...stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram where we will be offering a number of our guests exclusive access to one of their open rehearsals.

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Shakespeare's Rose Theatre

Cliffords Tower
25 June - 1 September 2019

    Following its highly acclaimed inaugural season in 2018, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will pop up again at the foot of Clifford’s Tower in the historic heart of York from 25 June to 1 September 2019.
    Outside the theatre, visitors can experience a vibrant, free-to-enter Shakespearean village, offering the finest Yorkshire food and drinks from oak-framed, reed-thatched buildings, an array of ‘wagon’ entertainment, minstrels and a stunning Elizabethan garden with ornate box-edged beds of cottage flowers, roses and herbs.
    The 13-sided scaffolding theatre offers three tiers of covered seating and an open courtyard for standing ‘groundlings’.
    Step back in time and experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, with bloody battles, comic mayhem, gruesome murders and grand oratory!

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