Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre


Get ready for Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean theatre coming straight to York this Summer.

It was over 400 years ago that the first audiences at Shakespeare’s plays enjoyed performances of Romeo and Juliet, Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The venue allowed for a very exciting yet extremely intimate and thoroughly immersive experience as the audience was in very close contact with the performers.

Now for the first time you will be able to relive those iconic performances at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

O, speak again, bright angel!

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is inspired by the famous London Rose Playhouse built in 1587. Constructed from state-of-the-art scaffolding technology, the13-sided design of a 16th century Shakespearean theatre will be brought to life for the whole family to enjoy. The pop-up venture will house an audience of 950, with 600 seated on three tiered balconies around an open-roofed courtyard and standing room for 350 ‘groundlings’.

The structure will ‘pop-up’ within a Shakespearean village showcasing the best of Yorkshire’s food and drink, with free wagon performances and other forms of Elizabethan entertainment – brilliant fun.

Audience can enjoy wonderfully fresh performances of Romeo and Juliet and Richard III. These two iconic plays are directed by the West End’s renowned Lindsay Posner. We also invite you to enjoy Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream – directed by Award-winning Artistic Director Damian Cruden and Associate Director Juliet Forster

Planning ahead

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre promises to be a ton of fun and a great experience for anyone who loves the theatre. As you can imagine, York is sure to be filled with eager visitors hoping to catch a show. Travellers from further afield should try find accommodation in advance; however, we must warn you that accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B York is perfectly located in the heart if the city with easy access to Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre. Book now to avoid disappointment. Telephone +44 (0) 1904 559 777 / Email:


Where: Clifford’s Tower, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA


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