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7.45pm Friday 29th July 2016 - ROMEO & JULIET
7.45pm Saturday 30th July 2016 - AS YOU LIKE IT
3pm (matinee) Sunday 31st July 2016 -AS YOU LIKE IT
7.45pm Sunday 31st July 2016 - ROMEO & JULIET
For evening performances, gates will open at 6pm, so that guests may enjoy a visit to the gardens and their pre-show picnic or drink.
The first half of the performance is played under natural light. The performances are timed so that dusk falls during the interval. The second half is played under lights.
For the Sunday afternoon performance, gates will open at 2pm.
Running time: 2 hours with a 1 hour 'supper break' in the evenings.
The evening performances will end at about 10.30pm.

All tickets enjoy a considerable discount when booked in advance. You can either book online or by telephone on 01787 310207 - tickets will be on sale from mid-May.
See Kentwell Hall website for prices and to book online: www.kentwell.co.uk
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA
Group bookings:
Further group discounts for parties of 15 or more. For details call the Estate Office on 01787 310207.
SEATING
Seats under cover are on two levels. Each level has a Front Row and additional rows behind. The best views are at the front.
Groundlings sit on the grass between the seats and the stage (bring your own rugs and cushions but no raised seats).
There are also two Front Rows at the wings which are not under cover.
If you book to hire a Kentwell picnic table, you must also book seats for the performance. The Kentwell picnic table hire is for a picnic table for your party to use during the interval. It does not include the cost of seats to view the performance.
SUPPERS
For open air performances the audience can bring a picnic to enjoy before the performance or during the hour long interval, but not during the performance itself.
You may bring your own picnic rug, or hire a Kentwell picnic table. NB. the hire of a Kentwell picnic table does not include the cost of your seats for the performance.

PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING & WATERPROOFS - EVEN ON THE WARMEST DAYS, IT CAN BECOME QUITE COOL LATER IN THE EVENING.
Umbrellas are not permitted during the performance.

Our Weather Policy
This policy forms part of our terms and conditions.
We will make every effort to complete the performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very bad weather. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather.

Open-Air Shakespeare at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall

Open-air theatre at Kentwell Hall, Suffolk
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016

We are delighted to announce we will be performing William Shakespeare's classic plays AS YOU LIKE IT and ROMEO & JULIET at the magnificent Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

2016 open-air Shakespeare

This year’s performances will be played in the open air on the Cedar Lawn. This area is within the moat and uses either the mellow red Tudor brickwork of the house, or the superb vista of the gardens as some of the most amazing theatrical backcloths you will ever see!

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell is not a ‘stately home’ but very much a lived-in and loved family home, something it has been for over 500 years. The public see much of the House, including rooms used by the family - usually with obvious signs of use.

It is also a project - for 35 years now a non-stop effort to save this beautiful House, re-create its Gardens and form a traditional style Farm. In this sense it is very much a House of today, even if some of the works have accentuiated the House's Tudor origins.

ADDITIONAL VENUE INFORMATION

www.kentwell.co.uk