Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

The Duke’s Theatre Company

Mon 28 Aug 7.30pm           

Two Sisters’ Theatre

Whether you’re an audience member in 2023 or back in 1602, you could be forgiven for thinking that Twelfth Night was going to be the darkest of tragedies: what could be more nightmarish than to lose your twin sibling in a furious storm at sea and to think they’d died?

In fact, a romantic comedy unfolds with a madcap farce at its heart. The broadest of broad humour (poor Malvolio tricked into absurdity) mixes with moments of unbearable pathos (listen out for Sir Anthony Aguecheek’s wistful “I was adored once too”.).

We don’t want to give any more away, even though we’re so excited to be presenting our new outdoor production of Twelfth Night that we want to tell you everything. We won’t though: suffice to say it all works out in the end, in a way that only Shakespeare would carry off.

What can you expect from a Duke’s Theatre Company performance? The full text in all its glory; innovative production design to support the unparalleled energy of our wonderful cast; original music so that Shakespeare’s songs are heard in a whole new way – and all we ask is that you come prepared for a wonderful time.

Why 1602? That’s when Twelfth Night was first performed. Four hundred and twenty-one years on, we’re proud and privileged to bring this extraordinary play to you.


Standard Covered Ticket£21.50
Discounted Joint Covered Theatre and Garden Ticket  ADULT£34.20
Discounted Covered Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket  CHILD (under 15)£29.00
Standard Covered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS£19.35
Standard Covered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS£19.35
Standard Uncovered Ticket£20.50
Discounted Joint Uncovered Theatre and Garden Ticket  ADULT£33.50
Discounted Joint Theatre and Garden Ticket  CHILD (under 15)£28.00
Standard Uncovered Ticket FESTIVAL FRIENDS£18.45
Standard Uncovered Ticket HEVER CASTLE & GOLF CLUB MEMBERS£18.45

Pre-Theatre suppers in the Guthrie Pavilion are available before this performance. 
Here is the menu.
Please book your theatre tickets first, then follow this link to reserve your table.

Bookings start from 6pm, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the performance starts so you don’t have to rush your meal.

PLEASE NOTE: You have made a table reservation only, you may be asked to pre-order by the catering team in advance of the date and all meals and drinks are to be paid for on the night.

Two Sisters’ Theatre

Our main theatre, located on the Two Sisters’ Lawn has allocated, covered seating in the Centre, East and West Tiers. There is additional uncovered seating in the Centre Tier and, available for selected performances lawn areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc.

The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.

NEW for 2023 – freshly made crêpes. Savoury and sweet options available from the concession by the lake, before evening shows only. Here is the menu.

Please check our access page for further information.