Shakespeare Festival 2021

The UK’s premier all-male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, is returning to Norwich Cathedral this July to perform Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the historic open air surrounds of the Cathedral Cloister.


The performances will be at 7pm on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July 2021.


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


Tickets are on sale now. To book tickets click here

About the production

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company - with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare - invite you to join them this summer for the tragedy Macbeth.

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.”

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped.

Bring a picnic and and prepare to be entertained and inspired watching Shakespeare as he first saw it performed; in the open air, by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
Authenticity | Excellence | Magic 

Helpful information

Doors open at 6pm, with the performance starting at 7pm.
The performance will run straight through with no interval.

Keeping people safe continues to be the number one priority at Norwich Cathedral and the Cathedral has achieved Visit England and Visit Britain’s official We’re Good To Go mark which highlights Covid-secure venues.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’s production is also registered as See It Safely compliant, meaning the production strictly adheres to all government and industry Covid safety guidance and every effort is being made to protect audiences and company members at all times.

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!