Staffordshire Festival Shakespeare

"A truly memorable evening out" – The Daily Mirror

Stafford Festival Shakespeare returns for its 25th year with Much Ado About Nothing, opening on Thursday 25th June until Saturday 11th July 2015.

Established in 1991, Stafford Festival Shakespeare has fast become one of Europe's largest open air Shakespeare productions.

Much Ado About Nothing will be performed against the striking background of Stafford Castle, in a purpose-built auditorium under the stars.

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Picnics Welcome
You are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Box Office
The Box Office opens 90 minutes before the performance starts.

Car and coach parking is free. There is also a free shuttle bus to the performance area.

Group bookings
For group booking (over 10 people) please Email here

Warm clothing
Please bring warm clothing as even on the warmest days, it can become quite cool later in the evening.

Wet weather policy
We make every effort to complete the performance, whatever the weather. Click here for our Wet weather policy

As You Like It - Stafford Festival Shakespeare – Stafford Castle

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Box Office and Visitor Information Centre is open Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm

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Stafford Castle, Newport Road, Stafford ST16 1DJ

Box Office: 01785 254 653