Shakespeare at Middleton

On this weekend in August, we will be joined by the Tudor re-enactment and performance group, Sir Robert Cecil’s Men. Come along to immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare by trying your hand at weaving, quill writing, games and sword-fighting. There will be two short performances given at set times on both days in our Glade. The first performance will be a shortened version of William Shakespeare’s spectacular Richard III, lasting approximately half an hour. The second performance given later in the day will be a shortened version of Henry V, also lasting around half an hour. 

Schedule for the day:

11:00 am – Site opens
12:00 pm – Richard III
1:30 pm – Sword School
3:00 pm – Henry V
4:00 pm – Site Closes

Weaving, sword-handling, quill writing and more throughout the day.

Opening times

Saturday 10th August & Sunday 11th August, 11am – 4pm. Last admissions at 3pm.


£6.60 Gift Aid Adult, £6.00 Standard Adult, free for U16s and Middleton Hall & Gardens season pass holders.

We encourage visitors to make a £3 donation to park on your arrival, however, this is optional and donations of any size are welcomed.  All donations go directly to the Trust to help us maintain and develop the site. 

Please note:

  • Your entrance fee gives you access to the Hall, gardens and grounds between 11am – 4pm. If you fancy a bite to eat or want to visit the shops at The Courtyard at Middleton Hall, you can come in and out as you please, just keep hold of your admission tickets. (Coffee shop open 7 days a week, 9:30am-4:30pm, shops open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm).
  • We do not offer a ‘Grounds Only’ admission fee. Access to the gardens and grounds is included in your standard admission.
  • Dogs are allowed in the gardens and grounds, guide dogs only in the house.