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Hamlet - Outdoor Theatre

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer for Hamlet, arguably the greatest play in the English language.

  • Booking advisable

Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, arguably the greatest play in the English language. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Returning home from university for his father, the King of Denmark’s funeral, which is also the occasion of his mother’s remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet the Prince, is visited by the ghost of his father. The ghost reveals that his brother, Hamlet’s uncle, now stepfather and King, killed him and he urges Hamlet to take revenge. Driven to distraction by the grief of his father’s death and what lies ahead of him, Hamlet is forced to confront his deepest fears and in doing so questions himself, those around him and the very nature of existence.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Thrilling, moving and deeply human this stunning play seeks answers to life’s biggest questions and, in doing so, holds up a mirror to all our natures.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!

Authenticity | Excellence | Magic



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £18.00

Event additional prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Under 16£10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0208 852 5761 Booking is via the Lord Chamberlain's Men website

Meeting point

Great Coxwell Barn - Parking will be available in the field opposite the Barn.

What to bring and wear

Bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on. Dress appropriately for the weather.


Level access to the performance area - though the ground is uneven and grassy in places. The performance is not signed


Gates open at 5.30pm, bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery before and during the performance which starts at 6.30pm.

Contact info

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men