Summer Outdoor Theatre

Actors from the Lord Chamberlain's Company

See Shakespeare's play performed to the very highest standard, in the way the Bard first envisioned...with an all-male cast, traditional costume and Elizabethan song and dance.


In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s sparkling, battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

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Triumphant in battle, Don Pedro and his men return to Messina. The Governor, Leonato, toasts their success by throwing a masquerade ball where well-intentioned plots and evil schemes abound as enemies deceive lovers and friends trick friends in this lively summer comedy.

“Friendship is constant in all other things,
Save in the office and affairs of love.”

Locked together in a ‘merry war’ Benedick, a confirmed bachelor and Beatrice, an avowed maid are resolutely set against marriage. However their friends have a plan. Their ‘will-they-won’t-they’ relationship is one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most famous love stories.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men a leaping.
The Lord Chamberlain's Men


“They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them!”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, moving and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer.
 

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Upcoming events

February half-term

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:30-16:30
Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and join us this February half-term. We've got willow planting and gingerbread making as well as an exciting new family trail and seasonal crafts.

Gin Festival

Sat 10 Feb 2018
16:00-23:30
There's no need to stay indoors this February. Round up your friends and come along to the Airedale Barn's first ever Gin Festival.

February half-term willow weaving

Mon 12 Feb 2018
10:30-12:30
We won't need snow this February to build an igloo but when you roll up your sleeves and join our outdoor team with willow planting this half-term you'll be helping to create something even more special.

Mother's Day - flower planting

Sun 11 Mar 2018
11:00-13:00
Flowers are the perfect way to say 'I love you', and what better way to celebrate Mother's Day than planting flowers together and watching them grow and flourish.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
09:30-16:30
Join us over the Easter weekend for the popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. This year you'll be following a nature trail and searching high and low for clues in the garden.

Easter traditions

Fri 30 Mar 2018
09:30-16:30
Have you ever wassailed an apple tree? Join us to learn more about this traditional celebration of prosperity.