The theatre will be beside York’s iconic 13th century Clifford’s Tower right in the heart of the city. Each play will last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with two plays being performed on most days. The schedule shows that one will be performed in the afternoon at 14:00 with another starting in the early evening 19:30. The tickets for the performances start from as little as £13.75 for adults and children £11.55. However, the pop-up village around the performance theatre will be free to enter to the good people of York.
The venue will feature an open roofed area. Inspired the famous London Rose Playhouse built in 1587, the theatre combines state of the art scaffolding technology, corrugated iron and timber, with the historic 13-sided design of a traditional open air theatre from the 16th century. The theatre will contain three tiers for 560 seated audience members, as well as an open roof courtyard for 340 audience members, which brings the capacity of the theatre to 900!
Shakespeare’s Village will offer some of the finest Yorkshire fare to feast on, featuring an array of tasty of local street food, scrumptious ice creams and soft drinks. The village even has a fully licensed bar, The Bear Arms, which will be housed in authentic oak framed and read thatched buildings, so don’t forget your tankard!
With the school holidays fast approaching, the pop-up Shakespearean theatre is a perfect place to visit for the whole family, just as fun as it is educational. So round up the family, come down to the pop-up theatre and give them a day they will never forget. What to see or not to see, that is the question…