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Theatre in the Forest: A Midsummer's Night's Dream presented by Red Rose Chain Theatre Company

Suffolk’s biggest outdoor theatre event returns to Sutton Hoo for its big 25th anniversary for another unforgettable summer of Shakespeare!

  • Booking essential

Suffolk’s biggest and best loved outdoor theatre event, Theatre in the Forest returns to Sutton Hoo this summer for its big 25th anniversary! What better play to celebrate than with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream! It’s a story with something for everyone - from small children to Shakespeare fans. With fairies, magic, and whole lot of hilarious mischief, it makes for the most enchanting midsummer nights at Sutton Hoo.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult (Over 65)£26.00
Adult £31.00
Adult (Family (2 adults, 2 children))£79.00
Concession £13.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 01473 603388


Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Meeting point

Once you have parked your vehicle, head to the courtyard to get checked in.

What to bring and wear

This is an outdoor event so please wear suitable clothing for the weather.


Pathways to the venue are flat, with wheelchair access and seating and close-up parking/drop-off point to offer the shortest possible distance between your vehicle and the outdoor auditorium. Accessible toilets available. To reserve an accessible space please ensure you tick the options you want in the Additional Details when you book online.

Contact info

Red Rose Chain Theatre Company

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