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BOOKING INFORMATION


TIMES

5.30pm Castle grounds open
6.30pm The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open
Performances start: 7.30pm
Running time: 2 hours plus one interval


TICKETS - ON SALE NOW

IN PERSON: Arundel Castle Ticket Office inside the Mill Road gate is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday and in August 10am-4pm Monday to Sunday.

TELEPHONE: 01903 882173
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.

ONLINE: Click here

EMAIL: admin@arundelcastle.org


PRICES

In advance: Adults £25 Children (5-15) £15

On the night: Adults £27.50 Children (5-15) £16.50

Limited capacity – please book early as performances will sell out.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Bookings of 10 or more at one time: 1 FREE ticket with every 10 booked. Please email jo.smith@arundelcastle.org


SEATING

Outdoor seating for the audience will be provided. Furniture will not be permitted in the Collector Earl’s Garden.


FOOD & DRINK

Adjacent picnic area in the Castle grounds open from 5.30pm. Catering – more information to follow shortly.


HOSPITALITY – CORPORATE AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS

From exclusive areas to food and drinks we would be delighted to help you organise your special occasion. You can even have a visit from members of the cast.

For prices or to discuss hospitality please contact jo.smith@arundelcastle.org


ENTRANCE

On foot:
Entrance via High Street Lodge and follow signs to the Garden.

By car:
Please follow signs from London Road, to the Arundel Park entrance.

Disabled:
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 EVENING.


 
 

2009 Arundel Festival -
Shakespeare in The Collector Earl’s Garden

2009 Shakespeare shows

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." 5 stars Yorkshire Post

Click for 2008 Reviews or 2008 photographs.


Following last year's sell-out tour the British Shakespeare Company is proud to present Shakespeare at Arundel Castle as part of the Arundel Festival.

2009 Shakespeare shows

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 his plays.

A magical open-air festival of love, laughter and amorous adventure, performed by a company that continues to delight audiences and critics alike.

Date

Show

Time

SThursday 27th August

SMuch Ado About Nothing

S7.30pm

SFriday 28th August

SMuch Ado About Nothing

S7.30pm

SSaturday 29th August

SA Midsummer Night's Dream

S7.30pm

Arundel Castle

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 900 years.

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 Dream was 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'.

Arundel Festival

Arundel Festival website: www.arundelfestival.co.uk

Additional information: www.arundelcastle.org

 
     

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