The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: Romeo and Juliet


24 August 2023

24 August 2023
Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
Waddesdon Manor
HP18 0JH

24 August @ 7.00pm

Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JH
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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: Romeo and Juliet
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: Romeo and Juliet

About The Lord Chamberlain’s Men: Romeo and Juliet

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the timeless and classic love story of Romeo and Juliet at Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury.

With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present this great play as he first saw it, in the open air, with an all-male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.”

Two youths from Verona – Romeo and Juliet – meet by chance and instantly fall in love. Members of two warring families – the Montagues and Capulets – they realise they cannot be together. But driven by love, they risk everything and marry in secret. No sooner are they married than misfortune intervenes, and despite efforts to outrun it, their families’ ancient feud catches up with them and brings about their tragic end.

“Tis but thy name that is my enemy.”

Packed with memorable poetry, devastating twists and turns, and burning passion, this is, without a doubt, the greatest love story ever told. A play about the power of true love, the extraordinary sacrifices we make for it and the futility and devastating consequences of entrenched conflict.

“These violent delights have violent ends.”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported.


£11.50 – £21.00

Ticketing information

Prices: Adults £21.00, Children £11.50

6.00pm – car park, gates and catering open
7.00pm – performance begins and catering closes
8.00pm – interval
8.15pm – second half of the performance begins
9.15pm – show ends

The performance will be approximately 2 hours long, including an interval.

Good to know

  • Shuttle buses begin when the car park opens and will stop running during the performance. If you need to return to the car park during the performance, please speak to a Waddesdon Manor staff at the North Fountain.
  • Shuttle buses return to the car park at the end of the performance. There will be a call for the last bus. There is no lit pathway back to the car park.
  • Light refreshments will be available.
  • Please remember this is an outdoor event in the middle of the Great British summer, so please bring appropriate warm and weather-proof clothing.
  • You are welcome to bring low-backed chairs or picnic blankets, as seating is not provided.
  • Please do not bring gazebos or picnic tables, as these block the view of the performance area.
  • Except for wine bottles, glassware is not allowed.
  • Strictly no fires.