Shakespeare's Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace

Monday 8th July - Saturday 7th September

More than 400 years ago, the first audiences for Shakespeare’s plays enjoyed an experience that was as intimate as it was exciting, crowded in close to the actors and the action, in a small theatre in the bustling city of London. In Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre an experience every bit as exciting, intimate and immersive will be offered to today’s audience. The dramatic playhouse setting will pop-up in the glorious grounds of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’ at Blenheim Palace.

Outside the theatre, visitors can experience a vibrant, free-to-enter Shakespearean village, offering the finest Oxfordshire based food and drinks housed in oak-framed, reed-thatched buildings, an array of ‘wagon’ entertainment, minstrels and a stunning Elizabethan garden with ornate box-edged beds of cottage flowers, roses and herbs.

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    For more details about these stops, please see below.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

A special late night park&ride500 Shakespeare service will be running from Woodstock (for Blenheim Palace) to Oxford Railway Station (via Kidlington, Oxford Parkway and Pear Tree P&R).

View the Shakespeare Service Timetable (PDF, 64KB)

Click here to buy your park&ride500 bus ticket.

Click here to find out more about Shakespeare's Rose Theatre and to book performance tickets.