Shakespeare Festival 2017

The UK’s premier all male theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, return to Norwich Cathedral to perform Shakespeare’s most hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors, amidst the beautiful open air surroundings of the Cathedral Cloisters.


This year there will again be two performances, at 7.00pm on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July 2017.


Priced £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 6.00pm, with the performance starting at 7.00pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase from the pop-up Refectory Café/Bar before the performance and during the interval, with items such as sausage rolls, pasties, cakes, crisps and chocolate. Whilst you are welcome to bring a picnic with you, we politely ask that you only consume alcoholic drinks purchased from our licensed bar.

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 play

This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Dromio. When they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins search for the other they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day.

"I to the world am like a drop of water, that in the ocean seeks another drop"

A magical and comically entwined tale of mistaken identity follows merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife as it plays itself out over the course of one hectic day. This riotous rollercoaster of a comedy will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.

“I see two husbands or my eyes deceive me”

Spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, magical and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.