Drama at Deepdene - Live Shakespeare weekend

Dates: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

Book your tickets now at Dorking Halls Box Office or 01306 881717.

Shakespeare comes to the Deepdene Trail

This summer, The Deepdene Trail welcomes live theatre for your delight with four al fresco performances of scenes from Shakespeare's most celebrated plays, set in the atmospheric Deepdene Trail's gardens.

Theatre Company, The Rough Mechanicals, will conjure up the romance of Romeo and Juliet, the heroism of Henry V and the magic and mystery of A Midsummer Night's Dream played against the backdrop of the newly restored gardens, embattled tower and grotto.

On both the 17th and 18th of June, the audience is invited to pack a picnic and come along to enjoy the unique experience of live, wandering Shakespearian actors in a variety of roles set within the garden's magnificent features. A ticketed event, there will be two performances per day beginning at 10.30am and 2.30 pm.

Want to know more about the Deepdene Trail? A short talk exploring the story behind the Deepdene estate will be given at 1.30pm each day.

Throughout the day there will be refreshments on sale and a craft area for children who are invited to dress up as knights or fairies, or wherever their imagination takes them to join the cavalcade of characters to celebrate the day in true Shakespearean style. Those dressed up can take part in a fun costume parade leading from Coady's statue in the centre of the gardens around the parterre at 1pm.

Shakespeare's most famous characters will be found around every corner. Who will you meet next?


£3 per person, under 5's go free.

Parking tickets, for a space in the Kuoni car park, RH5 4AZ available for £2.00 per car. Book your tickets now at Dorking Halls Box Office or 01306 881717.