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BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

UPDATE: Additional tickets for each night have just been made available. Pay on the door and bring own seating or a blanket to sit on.

TICKET PRICES

In advance:
Thursday & Friday £18.
Saturday & Sunday £20.

On the door: Tickets sold on the door will be subject to a £3 fee.

Concessions: £4 off (senior citizens, full time students, under 16's, job seekers). Under 5’s free. No concessions Saturday.


TIMES

Bars open: 6.00pm
Grounds open: 6.30pm
Performances start: 7.30pm
Running time: 2 hours plus a 15 min interval


NORWICH CATHEDRAL SHOP
Norwich Cathedral Shop,
62 The Close, Norwich NR1 4EH

Tel: 01603 218323
Open Monday-Saturday 9.15am-5pm
& Sunday 11.45am–3.30pm

Purchase from the shop incurs £1.00 for any card payments; if paying cash in person there is no charge. Bookings can be made over the phone (booking fee £1.50)


NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office, Theatre Street,
Norwich, NR2 1RL

Tel: 01603 630000
Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am-8pm
(closed 6pm on non-performance days).


EDP BOX OFFICES

Tel: 01603 772175
Open Monday-Saturday 9.30am-8pm
(closed 6pm on non-performance days).

ONLINE BOOKING: www.edp24.co.uk

NORWICH OFFICE:

Prospect House, Rouen Road,
Norwich, NR1 1RE

Tel: 01603 772175 (NO BOOKING FEE)
Monday to Friday 9 am-5pm.


EASTERN DAILY PRESS BRANCH OFFICES

Great Yarmouth - Tel: 01493 847940
169 King Street, NR30 2PA

Diss - Tel: 01379 644517
26 Mere Street, IP22 3AD

Cromer - Tel: 01263 513232
Bank House, 31 Church Street, NR27 9ES

Fakenham - Tel: 01328 862679
22 Norwich Street, NR21 9AE

Dereham - Tel: 01362 854700
Bond House, Hight Street, NR19 1DZ

Lowestoft - Tel: 01502 525820
147 London Road North, NR32 1NB

Beccles - Tel: 01502 715804
20 Blyburgate, NR34 9TB

Thetford - Tel: 01842 765851
3 Market Place, IP24 2AH

Branch Offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

(Closed for lunch except Yarmouth and Lowestoft Offices)


ENTRANCE (see map opposite left)

On foot: Via Cathedral Close and walk to Cloister’s entrance by the refectory.

By car: Via Cathedral Close and park in car park by the refectory. (free parking)

Disabled: Via Cathedral Close and head to disabled entrance at the right hand side of the refectory.


SEATING

Outdoor seating will be provided for the first 200 bookings, then please bring a blanket to sit on or a seat can be placed behind booked seats.


FOOD & DRINK

BAR: Open 6pm onwards and drinks also served in the Cloisters during the interval.

RESTAURANT: for reservations and further information please call: 01603 218 300

Normally open for reservations: 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday & 11am - 5pm Sunday.
Open performance evenings: 10am - 9pm Thursday - Saturday & 11am - 9pm Sunday.

Outside picnics welcome but our license does not allow for outside alcohol.


GROUP BOOKINGS - HOSPITALITY – CORPORATE

Bookings of 10 or more: 1 FREE ticket for every 10 booked. Please e-mail: robert@britishshakespeare.com and we will do everything we can to meet your needs. This event is perfect for school trips, birthdays, work outings or company celebrations.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Please call the reception at the Cathedral: 01603 218 300 or e-mail: reception@cathedral.org.uk


PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING AS EVEN ON THE WARMEST DAYS, IT CAN BECOME QUITE COOL LATER IN THE EVENING.


FESTIVAL FRIEND

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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. If cancellation or abandonment is unavoidable, ticket holders will be entitled to seats up to the face value of their tickets for any other performance in the tour. Refunds are not given for cancellation or abandonment as a result of the weather.

 
     
 

Norwich Open-Air Shakespeare Festival 2009

UPDATE: Extra tickets for this weeks shows at Norwich Cathedral are available. You will need to bring your own folding seats or a blanket to sit on. Tickets will be sold on the door on the evening.

2009 Shakespeare shows

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral Cloisters, 62 The Close, Norwich NR1
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July 2009

"Sheer joy, one of the most joyful productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream you will see." Yorkshire Post

In association with
Eastern Daily Press


Norwich Cathedral Cloisters provides a magnificent and idyllic setting for two of Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. 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.

2009 Shakespeare shows

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

Tickets

Thursday 16th July

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm

SOLD OUT

Friday 17th July

Much Ado About Nothing

7.30pm

SOLD OUT

Saturday 18th July

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7.30pm

SOLD OUT

Sunday 19th July

Much Ado About Nothing

7.30pm

SOLD OUT

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral was one of the great buildings of its time. With construction beginning in 1096 and finishing by c.1145, it was amongst the largest major churches in Europe. The Norman building was an example of that uniquely English phenomenon: a cathedral that was also a Benedictine priory – the bishop’s seat, but run by the prior and his monks. The immense architectural importance of the Cathedral today chiefly rests on the scale of the original Romanesque building and the completeness of its survival. The four arms of the cross-shaped church and the central tower are all largely original and, unusually, the east end of the Cathedral preserves intact its ambulatory and two of its radiating chapels. Losses have been few, and later embellishments include Gothic features such as the high vaults and the spire.

Norwich Cathedral

THE REFECTORY - Restaurant, Bar and Coffee Shop (above)

You can enjoy pre show and interval drinks as well as freshly cooked food in the stunning Refectory Restaurant and Bar at the entrance to the Cathedral cloisters.

This multi award winning building was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and sympathetically combines old and new using traditional materials in a contemporary style.

VENUE INFORMATION

The performance will take place in the open air in the beautiful setting of the cathedral cloisters. Norwich Cathedral website: www.cathedral.org.uk

HOW TO GET TO NORWICH CATHEDRAL

Norwich Cathedral is located in the centre of the beautiful historic City of Norwich.

Norwich Catherdral map

Larger version of map: click here

Google map: click here

To download venue leaflet: click here

Eastern Daily Press website: www.new.edp24.co.uk

 
 

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