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Welcome back!

We are pleased to announce De Montfort Hall is now open. Before you visit please check our FAQs for information on the changes we are making so your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible.


Star-crossed Athenian lovers, playful fairies and hilarious traveling players make for an unforgettable performance of magical theatre in magical surroundings. Performed at some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK join Chapterhouse Theatre Company and enjoy a wonderful evening of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy, complete with beautiful Elizabethan costumes and a splendid musical score. A glorious welcome back to theatre under the stars for family, friends and children of all ages.

"Don’t miss…the perfect evening." The Daily Express

"Combining enthusiasm, impeccable voicing and devastating use of visual humour, Chapterhouse bring Shakespeare to life in an exhilarating and raucously entertaining fashion." Edinburgh Evening News

"Chapterhouse Theatre Company really do know how to engage an audience of all ages, their excellent adaptations are creative and entertaining." Derbyshire Times

"A triumph." The Stage

So you can relax and enjoy yourself, we’ve made our top priority the safety of all our customers and staff. We are using a range of measures to do this, please see below for what we to expect when you visit.

Early opening
The gates will open from 6pm to allow you to get settled and enjoy our gardens before the performance starts.

What to bring
Please bring something to sit on - either a picnic rug or some low-backed chairs. You can also bring a picnic but please don't bring any alcohol or glass on to the site.

Our bar will be open from 6pm serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

Test and Trace
Please check in with the NHS COVID-19 app when you arrive using the QR codes. If you do not have a smart phone, or the app, you may leave your contact details with our box office if you wish to do so.

Please wear a mask if possible when you go inside the building, to reduce the risk of transmission.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and around the site - please use it regularly.

Please be ready to show your tickets to the car park attendant when you arrive.

Access parking
If you have booked access parking this will be in the main customer car park, entrance on University Road - not at the front of the hall.

Covid-19 cases
Should there be any cases of Covid-19 during the time you have visited us, we will pass any of your details that you have left at our box office, if we are requested to do so, to NHS Test and Trace so they can contact you. This will only be up to and including 21 days from when you attended the performance. De Montfort Hall will never contact you directly regarding any Covid-related cases and will not be able to assist with such information after an event.

We will not need customers to show an NHS COVID Pass for this performance as it will be held outdoors, in the open air, so the risk of transmission is greatly reduced.

Please get in touch
If you have any questions at all, please email us or call 0116 233 3111.

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