Much Ado About Nothing with the HandleBards

Summer outdoor theatre on the Croquet Lawn with The HandleBards.

  • Booking essential

Tyntesfield and The HandleBards invite you to join us on The Croquet Lawn for Shakespeare's classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

The HandleBards are a troupe of cycling actors who carry all the set, props and costume needed to perform extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer's evening watching one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
    16+ years old
  • Child £8.00
    5-16 years old
  • Group £32.00
    Family: 1 adult, up to 3 children
  • Group £48.00
    Family: 2 adults, up to 3 children

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A 5% booking fee applies.
Children are very welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please begin your visit at Home Farm visitor centre.
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather - this is an open air performance which will go ahead rain or shine. You are welcome to bring your own picnic, but refreshments will be available to purchase.
Blue Badge parking available. Our mobility bus will be running at the beginning and end of the performance. Accessible toilets available.
Please bring your own blankets/low-back chairs as no seating is provided.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
14 June 2019 19:00 - 21:30 Available

Contact Info

Call 01275 461 900

Upcoming events

House tickets: March 2019

Sat 23 Mar 2019
In 2019 the house at Tyntesfield will be open in some way, every day (except Christmas day). Tickets can be pre-booked or picked up from the Ticket Office on the day.

Trust 10

Sun 24 Mar 2019
Enjoy a 10k run with the National Trust. Tyntesfield has a pay & display car park: £3 per vehicle. National Trust members who scan their cards at our parking machines or those with an in date car sticker park free.

Mother's Day card making and afternoon tea

Thu 28 Mar 2019
Treat your mum at Tyntesfield this Mother's Day with an after school afternoon tea and a handmade card.

Seasonal boundary walks

Sat 30 Mar 2019
With 540 acres of land to explore, Tyntesfield is the perfect place for a guided walk, following the boundary wall and stopping for lunch in the Kitchen Garden.

Mother's Day bath salts making

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Treat your mum at Tyntesfield this Mother's Day with homemade lavender bath salts.