Shakespeare Festival 2019

The UK’s premier all male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, is returning to Norwich Cathedral this July to perform Shakespeare’s magical comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, in the beautiful open air surrounds of the Cathedral Cloisters.


The performances will be at 7pm on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019.


£20 for adults and £18 for concessions (over 60s, NUS & under-16s).


Please click here to visit our secure online booking page. You can also buy your tickets at the Norwich Theatre Royal box office (01603 630000).

Helpful information

Doors open at 6pm, with the performance starting at 7pm.

Plastic fold out seating will be provided. You are welcome to bring a cushion with you, or set out your own chairs towards the back of the Cloisters (behind the provided seating).

Parking in the Cathedral Close is limited and available on a first come first served basis. There is additional parking available nearby in the city, including at the multi storey car parks at Rose Lane and Duke Street and the St Helen's Wharf pay & display car park.

The production continues in all but the very worst weather!

About the production

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 
“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” 
To honour Duke Theseus’ wedding, a group of rustic artisans, and would-be thespians, rehearse a play. Meanwhile, feuding lovers flee the city and seek solace in an enchanted forest alive with warring fairies and the meddling sprite Puck. As the clash between the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, catches everyone in its cross-fire, confusion abounds and makes asses of them all.   
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” 
This supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers and rude mechanicals is an intoxicating tale of clarity found from chaos as tangled love gives way to happily ever afters. 
Bring a chair and a picnic, and enjoy a glorious summer’s evening watching one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out! 
Authenticity | Excellence | Magic