Friday 16 June 2023
7pm – 9.15pm
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the timeless and classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself they present this great play as he first saw it, in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.
“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”
Two youths from Verona – Romeo and Juliet – meet by chance and instantly fall in love. Members of two warring families, the Montagues and Capulets, they realise they cannot be together. But driven by love they risk everything and marry in secret. No sooner are they married than misfortune intervenes and, despite efforts to outrun it, their families’ ancient feud catches up with them and brings about their tragic end.
“Tis but thy name that is my enemy.”
Packed with memorable poetry, devastating twists and turns, and burning passion this is without doubt the greatest love story ever told. A play about the power of true love, the extraordinary sacrifices we make for it and the futility and devastating consequences of entrenched conflict.
“These violent delights have violent ends”
Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!
Doors open to theatre ticket holders from 6pm, with the performance commencing from 7pm. For theatre-goers wishing to visit Harewood prior to 6pm on the day of the performance to enjoy the House and gardens*, we are offering a reduced rate entry of £5 per person. Reduced rate tickets are available to purchase upon arrival at Harewood on the day of the performance with a valid theatre ticket.
*Please note, last admission to the House is at 3.15pm, closing at 4pm and access to the gardens closes at 6pm, after which time there will be access to the theatre area only.
You’re welcome to bring along your own picnic and seating, please note, no tables are permitted and we ask that you kindly take all of your litter away with you.
The performance will go ahead whatever the weather! This is an outdoor event, so please come prepared with suitable warm and waterproof clothing or sun cream and sun hats if required.
The performance will take place on the North Lawn, the grassed area opposite the House. Car parking and toilet facilities are located close to the performance area.
Subject to availability, tickets may be available to purchase upon arrival to Harewood on the day of the performance. Take advantage of the pre-booking discount and book your tickets in advance.
Yes, there will be a short 15 minute interval at approx 8pm giving you the opportunity to stretch your legs and use the facilities.