The most famous love story ever written, Romeo and Juliet is a tale of young love, grand passion, feuding families, street violence and the cruelties of fate.
A long-standing feud between two noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets, means that when Romeo Montague and the Capulets' only daughter Juliet, meet and fall passionately in love, they know that their love is forbidden. Soon after marrying in secret, another brawl between the warring sides erupts on the streets, and in revenge for the killing of his friend, Romeo kills Tybalt, a Capulet cousin, and is exiled.
Attempts to reunite the 'star-crossed lovers' lead to tragic consequences.
Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre is coming to York next summer, promising a thrilling and unique theatrical experience! Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will combine state-of-the-art scaffolding technology with the historic 13-sided design of a traditional Shakespearean theatre. It will house an audience of 950, with 600 seated on three tiered balconies around an open-roofed courtyard, and standing room for 350 ‘groundlings’.
Inspired by the famous London Rose Playhouse built in 1587, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will sit beside Clifford’s Tower in the heart of historic York. Its intimate environment will connect actors and audience together in ways many people will never have experienced before, providing plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling, heart-stopping moments!
Four of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays will be performed from 25 June to 2 September 2018. Our Oliver Award-winning Artistic Director Damian Cruden and Associate Director Juliet Forster, will be putting their stamp on Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Olivier Award-winner Lindsay Posner from the West End will direct Romeo and Juliet and Richard III.
Outside the theatre, Shakespeare’s Village will be a vibrant spectacle, allowing everybody free access to Elizabethan entertainment, including wagon performances, juggling jesters and musicians; the best Yorkshire food and drinks and an ornate Elizabethan garden.
A full performance schedule can be found here.
Shows will go ahead in all weather conditions, and will only be cancelled in extreme situations. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted due to the weather, unless the show is cancelled.
The venue is a three tiered Elizabethan Theatre with 200 cushioned backed seats under cover, and 350 standing places in the Yard which are uncovered. Standing places are directly in front of the stage and as close to the stage as it’s possible to get. Some of the acting happens in the Yard so it’s the place to be! No seat is more than approximately 15 metres from the stage.
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