The Rose Theatre remained their home until the Globe was built some 13 years later.
In summer 2018, Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearian theatre is coming to the historic city of York as Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre takes residence for a 10-week season allowing audiences to experience the plays in their original setting.
The theatre will combine state-of-the-art scaffolding technology, corrugated iron and timber to recreate the historic 13-sided design of the 16th century theatre. It will house an audience of over 900 people with 600 seats on three tiered balconies around an open-roofed courtyard and standing room for 300. Surrounded by a pop-up Shakespeare Village, which will showcase the best of Yorkshire’s food and drink, wagon performances and other forms of Elizabethan entertainment, this will be one of the must-attend cultural events of the summer.
Four of the Bard’s greatest plays – Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard the Third – will be performed by two companies of actors and be directed by West End-renowned Lindsay Posner and the York Theatre’s Oliver Award-winning team.
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Words by Rob Fosterman