Stamford Shakespeare Company

Stamford Shakespeare Company
Arts & Events | Attractions | Stamford
Throughout summer the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays - William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night and Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit.
The theatre is situated in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, where last summer over 33,000 people experienced the magic of a visit to this unique venue. Enjoy a picnic in the glorious grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see a stage like no other.
“One of the finest things to do this summer” - The Sunday Times “One of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues” - The Stage
Tolethorpe Hall
Little Casterton
Stamford
PE9 4BH
https://stamfordshakespeare.co.uk/
01780 756133

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Tolethorpe Hall
Little Casterton
Stamford
PE9 4BH
https://stamfordshakespeare.co.uk/
01780 756133

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Stamford Shakespeare Company

Tolethorpe Hall

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Throughout summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night and Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

The theatre is situated in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, where last summer over 33,000 people experienced the magic of a visit to this unique venue. Enjoy a picnic in the glorious grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see a stage like no other.

‘One of the finest things to do in summer’ – The Sunday Times.
‘One of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues’ -The Stage

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