What’s On at Cawdor Castle

Join us for an evening of outdoor entertainment at Cawdor Castle in 2020.

Pull up a chair, unpack your picnic and settle down for some open air theater entertainment on the front lawn of Cawdor Castle. Whether you have attended one of our events before or if this is your first venture into outdoor theater, we invite you to come along and be delighted with romance, adventure, comedy, and murderous treachery at one of our five performances this year with the back drop of Cawdor Castle.

We advise that you dress for the weather (come wind, rain or sun the performances will be going ahead). Seating is not provided so we recommend you bring blankets and outdoor seating. The cafe will be open for light snacks, cakes, hot and cold drinks prior the performance and during the interval, however you are welcome to bring picnics.

All performances will begin at 7pm with the gates opening at 6pm.

Car Parking is provided in the main car park of Cawdor Castle.

Online ticket purchases can be taken along on your phone/tablet or printed.

Adult – £16
Child (10 – 18)  – £10
Child (under 10) – Free of Charge
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – £40
Seasonal Theater Ticket to all Five events – £50

Romeo & Juliet 
Saturday 18th July 2020
Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s most famous story, Romeo & Juliet.
This summer, The Three Inch Fools will bring their brand new production of Romeo & Juliet into the great outdoors at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. Prepare for a carnival of passion and imagination, as The Fools present the world’s best-known love story at Cawdor Castle.
This romantic epic will be getting the full Three Inch Fools treatment: live music-making, deft physicality and vibrant story-telling. Expect fast-paced drama, plenty of musical instruments and many a quick costume change along the way!

Treasure Island
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
It’s pirate ships and salty old sea dogs for Summer 2020 in Quantum Theatre’s swashbuckling new adaptation of the classic pirate adventure, Treasure Island.
From the moment young Jim Hawkins stumbles upon a treasure map at the Admiral Benbow Inn he finds himself embroiled in the murky underworld of pirates – and soon he is on the high seas in search of the pirate hoard . But once aboard the Hispaniola, Jim becomes only too aware that he is not the only one who knows of the map’s existence..
Bursting with buccaneers, brouhaha and dastardly double dealings Michael Whitmore’s lively new adaptation delivers an action-packed adventure for the whole family.

The Comedy of Errors
Wednesday 19th August 2020
The HandleBards began with a sense of adventure, a love of Shakespeare and a nifty little pun… Join The HandleBards all-male troupe of cycling Shakespearean actors – who carry all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes. Cawdor Castle welcomes a farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’. Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

The Importance of Being Ernest
Saturday 22nd August 2020
An energetic and exciting take on Wilde’s most famous play – performed in the round. The Slapstick Picnic ask you to come and prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

Thursday 10th September 2020
Macbeth comes to Cawdor Castle for the final performance of 2020. The Handlebards return, but this time it’s their four-strong, all-female troupe at the Cawdor Castle for a frantic, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. ‘Explodes with energy and is a genuine treat from start to finish’.

Tickets are now available to book online. Please click HERE.