Entrance via High Street Lodge and follow signs to the Garden.
Please follow signs from London Road, to the Arundel Park entrance.
A designated car parking area and passenger buggy will be available.
Please follow signs from London Road, to the Arundel Park entrance
Our Weather Policy
This policy forms part of our terms and conditions.
We will make every effort to complete the
performance and reserve the right to stop and start the action
as necessary. Performances are never cancelled or abandoned before
the advertised starting time and then only in the event of very
bad weather. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment
as a result of the weather.
PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING AS
EVEN ON THE WARMEST DAYS, IT CAN BECOME QUITE COOL LATER IN THE
2009 Arundel Festival -
Shakespeare in The Collector Earl’s Garden
Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex
Thurs 27th, Fri 28th & Sat 29th August 2009
“Crisp, clear, outstanding. A
wonderful show. A great performance” Sir David Frost
“The show was fabulous and
fitted beautifully into the venue” Marsha Fitzalan
"Sheer joy, one of the most
joyful productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream you will see." Yorkshire
last year's sell-out tour the British Shakespeare Company is proud
to present Shakespeare at Arundel Castle as part of the Arundel
The Collector Earl’s Garden at Arundel Castle
in West Sussex provides a magnificent and idyllic setting for Much
Ado About Nothing and A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Performed
in beautiful Elizabethan costumes by a cast of
16 of Britain’s finest professional Shakespearian
actors the shows will include live music and hilarious comedy all set
in the stunning natural surroundings that Shakespeare intended for
A magical open-air festival of love, laughter and amorous adventure,
performed by a company that continues to delight audiences and critics
Ado About Nothing
Ado About Nothing
Midsummer Night's Dream
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, this great Castle
commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs
and the River Arun. Built at the end of the 11th Century it has been
the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over
The Collector Earl’s Garden
The Collector Earl's Garden has been conceived as
a light-hearted tribute to Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646),
known as 'The Collector'. The grand centrepiece is the rock work 'mountain'
planted with palms and rare ferns to represent another world, and supporting
a green oak version of 'Oberon's Palace', a fantastic spectacle designed
by Inigo Jones for Prince Henry's Masque on New Year's Day 1611 - only
five years after A Midsummer
Night's Dreamwas first presented. Inspired
by Shakespeare's Dream, and designed by one of history's greatest architects
and theatre designers, it will be a magnificent and idyllic setting.
The garden is an evocation of a Jacobean garden, not a re-creation.
In the words of its brilliant and original designers 'it aims to stand
alone, to be pleasing, timeless and memorable'.