A Midsummer Night’s Dream open-air theatre

Open-air theatre at Belton House

Belton’s Oval Lawn is the perfect setting for an open-air theatre performance. This year The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Belton House.

Saturday 13 July

To honour Duke Theseus’ wedding, a group of rustic artisans, and would-be thespians, rehearse a play. Meanwhile, feuding lovers flee the city and seek solace in an enchanted forest alive with warring fairies and the meddling sprite Puck. As the clash between the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, catches everyone in its cross-fire, confusion abounds and makes asses of them all.

Enjoy Belton's open-air theatre this summer
Sunset at Belton House open-air theatre
Enjoy Belton's open-air theatre this summer

This supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals is an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

Ticket information

Early bird prices are available until Friday 12 July 2019. Tickets cost £16 for adults and £10 for children. Tickets can be booked online or call the box office on 0344 249 1895. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the performance to £18 for adults and £12 for children.

Gates open: 6.30pm

Performance start time: 7.30pm

Performance finish time: 9.30pmOutdoor theatre at Belton House

Open-air theatre at Belton House

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Belton House

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy.

Outdoor theatre at Belton House
Belton House open-air theatre
Outdoor theatre at Belton House