Tickets for Shakespeare shows selling fast

Open air Shakespeare performances at Arundel Castle SUS-150622-124116001
Open air Shakespeare performances at Arundel Castle SUS-150622-124116001

On August 28 and 29, Arundel Castle in West Sussex will host two of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night as part of the Arundel Festival.

Tickets are selling fast, so to avoid disappointment visitors are urged to book soon via the ticket sales website

Surrounded by beautiful flowers, under moonlit skies, there really is no better setting to watch these classic performances play out than the enchanting Collector Earl’s Garden. Theatre enthusiasts and Shakespeare fans alike can watch the troupe of talented actors, dressed in authentic period costume, perform in the open air with the glorious Arundel Cathedral in the background.

Visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic to complete the perfect theatrical evening.

Bryan McDonald, Castle Manager says: “With tickets selling fast I’d like to encourage anyone thinking of coming to these shows to book as soon as possible. It is the perfect summer evening outing for friends, family and couples with a brilliantly talented cast of esteemed actors performing on the aptly named ‘Oberon’s Palace’ in our stunning gardens.”

Tickets for the performances are priced from £16 for children and £26 for adults. Ticket holders are invited to arrive early to enjoy their picnics in the Castle grounds before the performances commence.

Tickets and Times

Friday, August 28– Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, August 29– Twelfth Night

5.30pm - Castle grounds open, 6.30pm - The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open, 7.30pm - Performances start

Running time: Two hours with 30 min interval

Tickets in advance: Adults £26 Children (5-15) £16

Tickets on the night (subject to availability): Adults £28 Children (5-15) £18

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Further information on Arundel Castle and its 2015 event calendar can be found at

Report and picture contributed by Flo Powell.