Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Don’t let the extra daylight hours dwindle away, head to Hertford Castle to enjoy open-air entertainment this summer.
Hertford Castle will be hosting two open air theatre performances in its grounds for you to enjoy with friends and the whole family. Bring along a picnic, or treat yourself to the food stalls* and bar available, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
* Ice cream & bar only
A Midsummer Night's Dream
“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended…
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear…”
'Quantum Theatre' presents a brand new production of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular play of love and intrigue, magic and celebration set on that most dangerous of nights when fairies are abroad and nothing is as it seems…
With a quarrel raging between Oberon, King of the fairies and his Queen, Titania four young lovers become entangled in their magical affray and soon no mortals are safe in those bewitched and bewitching woods outside Athens.
This delightful new production presents a flight of magical fancy where real life is unexpectedly entangled with the supernatural, where willow-the-wisp fairies, unsuspecting artisans and ardent young lovers are woven together by the finest gossamer thread:
“I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was…”
The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates: Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash, through the Moat Garden on Castle Street, or the gate off of Gascoyne Way.
Please note there is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of public car parks close to the Castle. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks.
Toilets are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter.
Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities are available inside the castle, please speak to a volunteer on the door for access.
First aid is located on the main lawn.
No dogs allowed except assistant dogs
Food and refreshments are available at the event although you are welcome to bring food and beverages on site. Glass bottles are allowed, although we kindly ask that you take your rubbish home with you.
Terms and Conditions
Tickets are non refundable.
Valid for the stated venue and date only.
Showing will go ahead in all weather conditions.
Tickets can not be re-issued and substitute tickets will not be acceptable.