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Strode College - Macbeth

Thursday 26th April 2018

Strode College Performing Arts students explore the power of greed, and the
consequences of ‘wanting it all’ in their adaption of Shakespeare’s Macbeth,
conceived especially for performance at the abbey. Come and be transported to
a world of mystery and mistrust in this
exciting promenade production.
Theatre gates open at 6pm.
Tickets £10 Adults, £8 Concessions.

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Romeo & Juliet - HandleBards

Thursday 31st May 2018

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand and, in usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.
Performance 6.30pm.
Advance tickets £15, £17 on the gate.

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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, The Tempest

Saturday 2nd June 2018

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

Starts 19:00

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Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday 13th June 2018

From the dastardly Don John, to the daft Sergeant Dogberry, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will bring you revellers, rascals and romance. Featuring the very best of the Bard’s wit and wisdom, the fiery Beatrice gives Benedick, the bachelor, a battle of words to remember,
and true love is at it’s sweetest as Claudio falls for his darling Hero.
Dig out your hampers and load up your picnic bags for Rain or Shine’s 20th Anniversary, as the people of Messina find love, scupper mischievous plots and celebrate new found peace across the world!

Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £14 Adult, £6 Child, £12 concessions, £34 two adults & two children.

Plus you can make it a special night and book a two course supper in the historic Abbey House.

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Eboracum Baroque - The Tempest

Saturday 21st July 2018

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Three Musketeers - IK Productions

Saturday 18th August 2018

Following their recent successes with Three Men in a Boat, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, IKP are bringing their unique brand to another classic novel. Expect swashbuckling, sword-fights and subterfuge in the fast, funny adaptation of the French favourite - Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.
Seven actors multi-role to create fast and furious comedy in an upbeat and up-to-date adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Set in 1627, this production will have costumes indicative of the time and real sword-fighting choreographed by a professional stage combat choreographer, but will be self-aware and relevant for an audience in 2018.
Start 7pm, £10, £8 Concessions.

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We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact and we will put you in touch.

How to apply

Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.