To Be Or Not To Be? Discover Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre in York this summer ...
The historic city of York will host Europe’s first ever ‘pop-up’ Shakespearean theatre this summer (25th June to 2nd September).
Over four centuries ago, audiences enjoyed the experience and excitement of William Shakespeare’s plays close at hand. This playwright went on to change the world of theatre forever.
The theatrical stage during Shakespeare’s time was very different to today’s offering. Back then, watching a play was a crowded affair in a small space that placed the audience very close to the action.
Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare or have maybe avoided his works as they seem difficult, then prepared to be wowed by the Shakespeare Rose Theatre next to York’s 13th century Clifford’s Tower in the very heart of the city.
The pop up theatre is inspired by the London Rose Playhouse, built in 1587, twelve years before the world famous Globe Theatre. As well as referring back to the experience audiences would have had 400 years ago, York’s Rose Theatre will combine cutting edge scaffolding technology, included corrugated iron and timber in the 13-sided construction and will seat up to 950 guests.