Shakespeare Season

Every summer more than 34,000 people from throughout the UK and from overseas attend the Stamford Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed summer season of plays in June, July and August at the Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall.

Performances take place on an open air stage set within an enchanting woodland glade facing a 600-seat, raked, and permanently covered auditorium. The Stage newspaper described it as “one of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues” and The Sunday Times described a visit here as being “one of the finest things to do this summer”. In addition to the recognised high standard of performances the theatre is known for the quality of all its facilities, making it one of the finest open air theatres in Europe.

Performance Times:
Evening performance – 7.45pm start
Matinée performance – 1.30pm start




STAMFORD SHAKESPEARE
SEASON 2017

One of Europe's finest open air theatres

The Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Rutland Open Air Theatre in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall.

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BOOK TICKETS ONLINE

When the box office is open you can...

Book tickets 24 hours a day on our secure online box office. Alternatively, call the box office on 01780 756133 (9.30am-8pm, Mon-Sat)

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DINING AT
TOLETHORPE HALL

Making the most of your theatre night out

Enjoy a pre-performance buffet meal in the charming dining rooms of historic Tolethorpe Hall. You can choose from a varied selection of starters, carved meats, fresh fish, savoury flans and salads.

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WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY

"I laughed all the way through. A very uplifting experience. Tom jones"
Lynne

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"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet."
Emma

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"I have been a huge fan of Tolethorpe for many years and last nights performance of Henry V was outstandingly good"
Elizabeth

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"We hugely enjoyed our evening including a rattling good performance of Hamlet."
Richard Todd OBE

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