A Midsummer Night’s Dream open-air theatre
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.
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!
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