Join the HandleBards at Painshill for a hilarious, high-octane production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Four young lovers find themselves lost in a magical forest, where the Fairy King and Queen are fighting for the possession of a changeling boy. A group of amateur actors head to the same forest to rehearse for a play. Humans and fairies collide and hilarity ensues.
The HandleBards are cycling Shakespearean actors who carry all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, performing extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the UK.
Outdoor theatre at Painshill is staged on the lawn in the Walled Garden. Surrounded by beautiful flower beds, the garden is a beautiful space for watching a performance. Please note, however, that cover and seating will not be provided. Ticket holders are advised to bring picnic blankets or picnic chairs to sit on.
Each night alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on offer from the bar. Food will not be available to purchase at this event but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Please do not bring alcohol to the event, it will be possible to purchase alcoholic drinks from the bar.
Please note: this event takes place outside and the event will not be cancelled due to poor or inclement weather.
In true British style the event will go ahead whatever the weather and cover or shade is not available. Please consider that carefully when making your booking.
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks will be available to purchase from the bar at the event. Please do not bring alcohol into the event. Painshill reserves the right to request a search of customers’ bags and prevent the admission of guests carrying alcohol or suspected of carrying alcohol.
Event tickets in the evening to do not allow access to the landscape in the day. The landscape will be closed during the event.
Dogs are not permitted at this event.
Painshill reserves the right to amend or change the above event details.
Organised in aid of Painshill Park Trust Limited, registered charity in England and Wales (284944). We rely on fundraising to preserve and maintain Painshill for future generations so your support is very important to us.