Shakespeare Returneth!

This Summer, we're transforming 32 of our pub gardens into the perfect setting for open-air Shakespeare with a mammoth 47 performances from July until September, our biggest year yet!

For 2019, Open Bar brings you The Merry Wives of Windsor and Romeo & Juliet for shows full of fun, laughter and sword-swinging action.

Our Romeo & Juliet tour has now finished, but there is still plenty of time to get your hands on some tickets for The Merry Wives of Windsor!

THE Merry wives of windsor

Falstaff: a character so great, Queen Elizabeth herself commissioned a new play all about him. What followed was 'The Merry Wives of Windsor': an epic farce, a chaotic comedy, a multi-prank fiesta perfect for a night in a pub garden.

 

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romeo & juliet
(NOW ENDED!)

In one of the Bard’s most famous plays, two households, both alike in dignity (or lack thereof, if this production is anything to go by) battle it out on the streets of Verona, while young love develops in the most unlikely place. Will there be swords? Yes. Will there be laughs? Yes. Will Romeo and Juliet get their happy ending? No. Obviously not.

 

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Romeo & Juliet

In one of the Bard’s most famous plays, two households, both alike in dignity (or lack thereof, if this production is anything to go by) battle it out on the streets of Verona, while young love develops in the most unlikely place.

A midsummer night's dream

Become immersed in the inter-twining relationships of four young lovers set in an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. A twisting tale of surprises and laughs, your seat awaits centre stage.

Pre-show must knows

  • The crew perform whatever the weather so don’t be disheartened by the rain – ponchos will be on hand to keep you dry!
  • Bring something warm as it cools down after dark; blankets are supplied for cooler evenings.
  • Seats are first come, first served – remember, early birds catch the best seats in the house!
  • Official photos may be taken at some performances, tell a member of the team if you’re camera shy.

Eating and drinking

We’re a pub company and food and drink are our thing. You can choose to dine with us before or after the performance or order a quick bite to enjoy during the interval. Call ahead to make a booking and to find out what pre-theatre feasts your local has in store.